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 
  • 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

Adults that are successful will receive an email with details of how to set up an appointment with the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss next steps. Criminal Record Searches will be discussed at the meeting, do not get one prior to your appointment. Bring Government-issued ID.

Youth that are successful will receive an email welcoming them and informing them of the next steps.

Step 4

Start volunteering, sign up online. All shifts are confirmed by email. Contact us if you don’t receive confirmation of your shift with details.

Step 5

Register or contact us about additional training if you would like to volunteer in the following areas: Seniors’ Activity Centre, Aquatic Centre, Gymnastics, Ice Arena, Museum, Camps and more.

Step 6

Enter your hours online and have fun volunteering!

For more details

For details email or call the Volunteer Cordinator.