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 
  • 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!

Sign up for new opportunities at MyVolunteerPage.com.
For login information, please contact Caroline at cbrandson@westvancouver.ca or jhlee@westvancouver.ca or teagalle@westvancouver.ca.

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. If you are unsure if you can volunteer with us, contact us prior to signing up for an orientation.

Current volunteers please check your schedule, input your hours or sign up for volunteer opportunities. Please note: all the opportunities are not listed, please inquire if you do not see what you are looking for.

MyVolunteerPage.com

For login information, please contact the Program Coordinator.

Email

Volunteer Appreciation Events

To show our appreciation to our volunteers, we'll be hosting appreciation events throughout the year:

National Volunteer Week: Apr 7 – 13. The 5-punch passes will be available starting April 8. Contact your supervisor or ask at the front desk for a pass, and regoster your card at the front desk. We will be hosting a week of opportunities for volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. Register (54807), free for SAC members.

National Volunteer Appreciation Week Opportunities:

Long Term Service Awards & Wall of Acclaim
Mon, Apr 8, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Activity Room, SAC. 56146

Behind the Scenes Tour
Altered States exhibit with Jim Breukelman (West Vancouver Art Gallery) 56145
Tue, Apr 9  10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Fitness & Yoga Classes
You are welcome to drop into these existing classes during this week! 54892
Mon Apr 8: Pound Class Lily Lee
Tue Apr 9: Core & More Lily Lee
Thu Apr 11: Interval Class Lily Lee
Fri Apr 12: Zen Yoga Ocean Room

Pottery Drop-in
Fri, Apr 12, 10 a.m. GECC Pottery Studio. 56143

Youth Movie Night
Sat, Apr 13, 8 – 11 p.m. Ambleside Youth Centre. 56144

Volunteer Appreciation Barbeque
Wed, Jul 17, 5 – 7:30 p.m. SAC Patio. All Ages. 54924