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 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 an online orientation and further training as needed
Register for our online volunteer orientation by calling 604-925-7270, online at activewestvanrec.ca or at any of the front desks at our West Vancouver Community Centre, Gleneagles Community Centre or the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre.
Registration is free for members of the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre and $20 for everyone else.
Upon registration, you will receive a link to the online orientation which consists of a video with important information and a quiz.
Complete the online orientation.
Adults who are successful will receive a welcome email with details on how to set up an appointment with the Volunteer Coordinator to talk about their next steps. Police Information. Checks will be discussed; please don’t get one prior to this meeting.
Youth who are successful will receive a welcome email with details on how to set up an appointment with the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss their next steps and subsequent training. For both age groups, proof of identity (BC Services Card w/ Personal Health Number) will be required.
Register or contact us about additional training if you would like to volunteer in the following areas: Café, Camps, Aquatics, Gymnastics, Arena, Museum, Parks and other areas.
Please contact the Volunteer Services Team for information on training and the different types of volunteer opportunities not seen in the volunteer software.
Start volunteering. Login at MyImpactPage.com. You can enter your hours, print reports, edit your profile and more.
Enter your hours online and have fun volunteering!
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.
For login information, please contact the Program Coordinator.
April 19 – 25, 2020
The five-punch passes will be available for pick-up from your supervisor or front desk starting on April 20. Register your pass at the front desk. We will be hosting opportunities for volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week.
Long-term Service Awards & Wall of Acclaim
Gleneagles Great Hall
Tuesday April 21, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 64930
Volunteer Appreciation Barbeque
July 15, 5 – 7:30 p.m. 69463