Volunteer

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

Step 1

Decide you would like to join and ensure you meet our Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Minimum of 14 years of age
  • Proof of valid BC Medical, BC Care Card or BC Services Card with a Personal Health Number
  • 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

Step 2

Register and attend a general orientation.

Youth Volunteer Orientation and Training

Adult Volunteer Orientation

Bring Government-issued ID.

Step 3

After successful completion of the orientation, you will be send an email with instructions on the next steps.

Step 4

Adults
Adults that are successful will receive an email with details of how to 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 Care Card to this meeting.

Youth
Youth that are successful will receive an email welcoming them and informing them of the next steps. In many cases proof of identity (BC Services Card w/ Personal Health Number) will be required before being fully accepted as a volunteer.

Step 5

Start volunteering, sign up online. All shifts are confirmed by email. You can enter your hours, print reports, edit your profile and more.

Step 6

Register for additional training if you would like to volunteer in the following areas: Café Training, Aquatic Training, Gymnastics Trainings, Arena Training, Museum and Day Camps Training and more. For more information on training and different types of volunteer opportunities not seen in the volunteer software, contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

Step 7

Enter your hours online and have fun volunteering!

For more details

For details email or call the Volunteer Cordinator.

Email

604-913-2703

Volunteer Software

New volunteers please attend an orientation course first.

Current volunteers please check your schedule, input your hours or sign up for volunteer opportunities.

MyVolunteerPage.com

For login information, please contact the Program Coordinator.

Email