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. You may wish to volunteer once a week, once a month or a few times a year at special events—we have options to fit everyone’s lifestyle.
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 transferrable to a career.
Please note: You don't need to be a West Vancouver resident to volunteer for most opportunties (you do for committees and groups), but most positions have a minimum age requirement of 14 years. Some volunteer placements require a criminal record check, but not all.
Steps to Becoming a Volunteer
Decide you would like to join and ensure you meet our Eligibility Requirements:
- Minimum of 14 years of age
- Valid BC Medical Coverage
- Good understanding of English
- Eligible to Volunteer in Canada (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident)
- Commit to a minimum of 3 – 6 months
- Complete the general orientation and further training as needed
- Present a piece of Government-issued ID that displays your name, date of birth and photo
Register in the Volunteer Database.
Ensure you get permission from your parent/guardian if you are under 19 years of age and sign the photo release.
*Adults only at this point*
Must set up an appointment with the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss the next steps. Criminal Record Searches will be discussed, do not go and get one prior to this meeting. Bring Government ID to this meeting.
Start volunteering, sign up online.
Register for additional training if you want to volunteer in the following areas: Café Training, Aquatic Training, Gymnastics Trainings, Arena Training, Museum, Day Camps Training and more.
Enter your hours online.