Lookout Housing Health Society

About the project

The Lookout Housing Health Society provides housing and support services for adults with low to no income who cope with a wide variety of challenges including mental illness, addictions, chronic health conditions (including HIV/AIDS), physical disabilities, social dysfunctions and more.

We will be supporting the society with operational tasks such as working in the kitchen, sorting donations, cleaning people’s rooms, painting, etc. Tasks are subjected to change depending on the weather.

To ensure safety concerns that may arise, everyone will work paired up with a volunteer. This is a project that will benefit the society from the support of you and will increase you knowledge of current economic and social challenges in the community.  


Programming Dates
Kick-off Orientation

Saturday, February 2 from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Tuesday, February 18 from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, February 19 from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Thursday, February 20 from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

*Dates subjected to change to Wednesday to Friday - waiting for confirmation.

What you will do

  • Engage with volunteers and members in interactive activities and operational tasks.
  • Be familiar and understanding of the society and environment we will be working in.
  • Naloxone training will be given during Day 1 (Optional).
  • Engage in reflection time and group activities will fellow UBC students.


  • Enthusiasm and interest in engaging with volunteers, members and fellow UBC students.
  • Willing to take part in the organizational tasks + activities.
  • Be open-minded, respectful, non-judgmental and non-sectarian.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have transportation to locations during reading week.

Placement location

The project will take place at 3 different locations over the 3 days. The main location is at the Powell Street Getaway (528 Powell St, Vancouver BC). Both other location will be located in the east side of Vancouver.

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