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