Join the Seva team! We're continually seeking volunteers who can staff Seva tables at festivals and special events, write, edit, or help with data entry, mailings, filing or packaging merchandise.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at and list the skills you're offering to share. All help is appreciated and we are never without jobs to be done. Many thanks! To let us know a bit more about you and how you would like to help Seva serve others, please complete our Volunteer Questionnaire and email it to or fax it to 604-733-4292.

“I strongly believe that volunteering with Seva was an opportunity of my lifetime.  Apart from acquiring the much-needed skills relating to my current career in fundraising, I met a wonderful bunch of staff and volunteers here. They became my family and gave me the care & support I desperately needed, enabling me to overcome the challenges I was facing as a Permanent Resident. Thank you very much Seva for helping me turn over a new leaf!”


Firoz Mahmud, Seva volunteer


Overseas opportunities: Sight Program Volunteers

Volunteer ophthalmologists and other health professionals greatly enhance the work of Seva's Sight Programs around the world.

In each of the countries where Seva works, we focus on building the capacity of local program partners to deliver excellent eye care services. This is the key to building sustainable programs that can take root and grow.

Seva is only able to develop volunteer opportunities that meet our program partners' specific needs, so opportunities are very limited; projects typically involve service delivery, training or consulting. Seva works with volunteer opthalmologists and health professionals who can:

  • Help train and mentor local staff seeking to improve eye care services
  • Perform surgery and/or conduct eye exams and procedures
  • Consider making a commitment to volunteer a few weeks every year, if possible

Seva is unable to cover any volunteer expenses, such as travel costs, lodging, per diems, or remuneration of any kind. Our volunteers cover their own expenses, and we consider this to be a donation to Seva.

Seva is only able to place volunteers whose skills and experience match the needs of our program partners. Seva's Sight Programs work to build the capacity of local eye care programs in the communities where we work; as such, our international volunteer needs are very limited and we may not have an immediate opportunity for everyone who would like to volunteer.

If you are interesting in volunteering overseas, please contact