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 from the volunteer coordinator and a phone call regarding next steps. Proof of identity (BC Services Card with Personal Health Number) will be required. Police Information Checks will be discussed; please make sure not to get one prior to this meeting.
During COVID-19, we are looking for assistance in the following adult volunteer roles:
- Lunch delivery volunteers to help deliver 200 lunches a day to seniors (requires some lifting)
- Volunteers to support at-risk seniors
We will post more volunteer opportunities in the future as they become available.
Youth who are successful will receive a welcome email. Proof of identity (BC Services Card with Personal Health Number) will be required. Although we are accepting applications, we have limited volunteer positions for youth during COVID-19.
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.