Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you like working with children, youth, adults or seniors, at cultural facilities, festivals and special events, or contributing as a member of a council-appointed group, there is a volunteer opportunity for you. 

Volunteering gives you the opportunity to contribute to your community and help establish a personal and professional network. You can also make new friends, practice English and develop leadership skills that can be transferable to a career.

Please note: You do not need to be a West Vancouver resident to volunteer for most opportunities (although you do for some committees and working groups). Most volunteer positions have a minimum age requirement of 14 years. Some volunteer placements require a Police Information Check (PIC).

Detailed information is below.

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Support those with physical, cognitive or cultural barriers. Assist children, adults and seniors in aquatic programs, including lessons and aqua fitness.

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old, and attend a volunteer orientation program, which you can find and register for online.

Aquatic Centre

Help children, adults and seniors in aquatic programs including lessons and aqua fitness. This is a great stepping stone into becoming a lifeguard.

Volunteers need to be at least 14 years old. Bronze Cross or equivalent required.

Check out the volunteer training programs in the Leisure Guide.

Committees, Boards and Working Groups

If you are a West Vancouver resident and would like to serve on a board, committee or working group, opportunities for 2019 are available. Please complete the Community Involvement Application Form.   

Community Involvement Application Form

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Committees, Boards & Working Groups

Day Camps

Camps take place in the summer, and during spring and winter break. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old, and a minimum of two years older than the campers they are working with.

All volunteers must complete the general orientation and a game training module is recommended. Check out training in the Leisure Guide.

Ferry Building Gallery

Volunteer to work shifts at the gallery, evening programs, or special events. We also need Class 4 bus drivers for Art Tours.

604-925-7290

Gleneagles Community Centre

Help children, youth and adults in various programs including arts and crafts, sports, drop-ins and/or fitness programs. This community centre by Horseshoe Bay also has a volunteer-built community garden.

Harmony Arts Festival

This lively festival on the waterfront every summer features art, music, food and wine. Apply to volunteer online at harmonyarts.ca.

Ice Arena

Love being on the ice? Sign up to be a skating program assistant, or help at events in the arena. Must complete ice skating module, as well as general volunteer orientation.

Check out training in the Leisure Guide.

Library

Visit the West Vancouver Memorial Library’s website for volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Museum

The West Vancouver Museum facilitates the preservation of cultural and artistic resources with programs and exhibitions.

All volunteers should take the general orientation first prior to inquiring about volunteering with the museum.

Parks

Want to make a difference in our environment? Help restore parks and remove invasive plants. Get involved in your community by facilitating programs in parks for families such as play groups, art games and activities.

Seniors' Activity Centre

Stay healthy, stay young, make new friends, try something new, and connect with others. 

For more information, please contact:

Caroline Brandson, Volunteer Services Coordinator

604-913-2703 

Thanushi Eagalle, Assistant Program Coordinator

604-925-7288

Special Events

Enjoy the festivities while helping out at annual special events like Bridge Festival, Canada Day, Harmony Arts Festival, Seniors' Health Expo, PumpkinFest and many more.

Special Projects

Love working on special projects such as creating artwork, or organizing and data entry? Sign up for these fun activities and with a team of volunteers in completing these projects.

West Vancouver Community Centre

Help children, youth and adults in general recreational programs including arts and crafts, sports, drop-ins and/or fitness.

Steps to Becoming A Volunteer with Parks & Community Services
Police Information Check

A Police Information Check (PIC) is obtained from your local police department. It can take up to three weeks to obtain one. It is not required for all volunteer placements. There are categories of volunteer roles that determine if one is required. In some cases different procedures apply; please contact the Volunteer Coordinator before obtaining a Police Information Check.

Contact

Volunteer Services

604-913-2703

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For question about volunteering for Boards, Committees & Working Groups, contact:

Legislative Services

604-925-7004

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Whether you have a special talent or are actively searching to discover one–the District of West Vancouver has volunteer opportunities designed with your unique skills in mind!

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