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.
Volunteering gives you the opportunity to contribute to your community and help establish a personal and professional network. You can also make new friends, practise English and develop leadership skills that can be transferable to a career.
Please note: You do not need to be a West Vancouver resident to volunteer for most opportunities (although you do for some committees and working groups). Most volunteer positions have a minimum age requirement of 14 years. Some volunteer placements require a Police Information Check (PIC).
Detailed information is below.
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Support those with physical, cognitive or cultural barriers. Assist children, adults and seniors in aquatic programs, including lessons and aqua fitness.
Volunteers must be at least 14 years old, and attend a volunteer orientation program, which you can find and register for online.
The Aquatic Centre is closed due to COVID-19.
Camps take place in the summer, and during spring and winter break. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old, and a minimum of two years older than the campers they are working with.
All volunteers must complete the general orientation and a game training module is recommended. Check out training in the Leisure Guide.
The Ferry Building Gallery is closed due to COVID-19.
West Vancouver Fire & Rescue is looking for volunteers! As a FireSmart community, you and your neighbours will gain knowledge and skills to help prevent wildfires. Volunteers are needed in each of the seven FireSmart neighbourhood zones.
For more information on volunteering, please contact:
Assistant Chief Garrith Michael
Gleneagles Community Centre is closed due to COVID-19.
The 2020 Harmony Arts Festival is cancelled due to COVID-19.
The West Vancouver Ice Arena is closed due to COVID-19.
North Shore Emergency Management (NSEM) offers volunteer opportunities to support the citizens and communities of the North Shore in their times of greatest need.
Opportunities range from emergency planning and response support to public education and community outreach.
Want to make a difference in our environment? Help restore parks and remove invasive plants. Get involved in your community by facilitating programs in parks for families such as play groups, art games and activities.
Special events are cancelled due to COVID-19.
Love working on special projects such as creating artwork, or organizing and data entry? Sign up for these fun activities and with a team of volunteers in completing these projects.
West Vancouver Art Museum is closed due to COVID-19.
West Vancouver Commmunity Centre is closed due to COVID-19.
A Police Information Check (PIC) is obtained from your local police department. It can take up to three weeks to obtain one. It is not required for all volunteer placements. There are categories of volunteer roles that determine if one is required. In some cases different procedures apply; please contact the Volunteer Coordinator before obtaining a Police Information Check.
Volunteer With Us!
Whether you have a special talent or are actively searching to discover one–the District of West Vancouver has volunteer opportunities designed with your unique skills in mind!