Steps to becoming a 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. 

During this week’s National Volunteer Week (April 15 – 21) we invite to experience something on us as a small token of appreciation for your time and dedication! Don’t forget to pick up your Volunteer Appreciation Punch Card during Volunteer Week.

Week of Fitness (please register #42386)
Sunday, April 15 – Saturday, April 21 9:10 or 9:15 (Wed/Sun) WVCC Sports Gym
Movie at the Library: Victoria & Abdul (Drop in, no need to pre-register)
Tuesday, April 16 6 p.m. doors open Welsh Hall, Memorial Library
Wednesday Coffee Bar
Coffee or tea available between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the SAC Coffee Bar.
Wednesday, April 18 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Seniors' Activity Centre
Volunteer Long Term Service Awards
Long Term Service Awards are by invitation for those reaching a volunteer milestone. Transportation available.
Thursday, April 19 Doors open 5:30 p.m.,
event starts 6 p.m.
Gleneagles Club House
Ambleside Youth Centre Barbecue
Thursday, April 19 4 – 7 p.m. Ambleside Youth Centre
Drop-in Pottery (please register #45099)
Friday, April 20 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Gleneagles Community Centre Pottery Studio

Steps to Becoming a Volunteer

Step 1: Decide you would like to join

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
  • 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 Volunter Orientation

Please bring Government-issued ID to your orientation.

Step 3A: Successful adult candidates

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.

Step 3B: Successful youth candidates

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

Step 4: Start volunteering!

Start volunteering, sign up online.

All shifts are confirmed by email. Contact us if you don’t hear back. You can enter your hours, print reports, edit your profile and more.

Step 5: Register for additional training

Register for 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: Volunteer with us!

Enter your hours online and have fun volunteering!

New volunteers must first attend a Volunteer Orientation course. Current volunteers please check your schedule, input your hours or sign up for volunteer opportunities at For login information, please contact Caroline.


Volunteer Software

New volunteers please attend an orientation course first.

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


For login information, contact Caroline.