Get Involved With Your Community

North Vancouver Recreation & Culture provides a variety of volunteer opportunities for people of all ages.  

If you are looking to become involved in your community and have a positive and meaningful experience, consider volunteering! It is a great way to meet new people, gain valuable work experience, develop skills and have fun.

Our volunteers must be 14 years of age or older (for aquatics, volunteers must be at least 15 years and must have completed the Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course) and successfully complete the application process outline in the information letter.

Summer Camp Volunteer Opportunities
We are now accepting applications for summer camps!  Summer camp volunteer opportunities require a lot of energy.  Volunteers have fun, meet friends and have amazing experiences. You are positive, have lots of energy and relish new experiences.  If this sounds like you, look no further, because volunteering with summer camps is the opportunity for you! 
To apply to be a summer camp volunteer, please follow the three steps below:
1.  Fill out the application package. There are seven (7) forms that need to be completed:
Due to the temporary facility closures (Covid-19) at this time we ask that applicants please complete all paperwork to submit as a complete package at either your orientation or via e-mail.  
2.  While you are completing your forms, sign up for a volunteer training session as spots fill up quickly. Training is mandatory for volunteering with summer camps.  You must complete training prior to volunteering.  Please sign up at a date that is closest to and prior to your placement.  

Training Sessions for New Summer Camp Volunteers:

Saturday, June 13 1:00-4:00pm Course Number 21546
Saturday, June 20 10:00am-1:00pm   Course Number 21547
Tuesday, July 7 2:00-5:00pm Course Number 21548
Saturday, July 11 10:00am-1:00pm   Course Number 21549
Saturday, July 18 1:00-4:00pm Course Number 21550
If you are a returning volunteer from summer 2019, then you can attend the Returning Volunteer Orientation: Wednesday June 17 5:00-7:00pm Course Number 21554
If you are a returning volunteer and cannot make this session, please sign up for one of the new volunteer training sessions.
3. For any questions about your volunteer experience, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions. Do not hesitate to contact volunteer@nvrc.ca for any further questions or support.
You will be contacted to set up an appointment with volunteer resources to discuss placement. Appointments will be available in early June.
Volunteer Opportunities

We offer volunteer opportunities at Delbrook, Harry Jerome, Karen Magnussen, Lynn Valley and Ron Andrews Community Recreation Centres. Volunteer opportunities include:


Qualified volunteers assist staff during swimming lessons and may provide 1:1 support for participants who require some additional support. Completion of the Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course is required.


Volunteers assist with specialty fitness classes (includes both dry land and aquatic fitness classes) and where certified, can teach fitness classes to provide low cost options for North Shore residents.

General Recreation

Volunteers assist with art, basketball, hockey, soccer, skating programs and so much more. If you have an interest or passion, call us and we will work with you to find a suitable placement.

Special Events

Volunteers are an integral part of our special events. From youth event nights, carol ship celebrations to breakfast with santa, if you love special events, get connected with us.

To apply for a volunteer position with NVRC, please see the 'Apply Now' section further down the page.

Recreation Commissioners

North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commissioners volunteer their time and energy to guide the Recreation Commission's policies and to represent the best interests of North Vancouver residents. We thank all commissioners, past and present, for their contributions.

The Councils of the District and the City of North Vancouver appoint their respective Councilors and citizen appointees to the Recreation & Culture Commission. Citizen commissioners serve a 3-year term on a schedule that coincides with municipal elections. Council and School District representatives are appointed annually.

How to Get Involved

Residents interested in becoming a"citizen appointee" commissioner can apply to:

City of North Vancouver 
City Clerk Karla Graham

District of North Vancouver 
Shannon Dale

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Our operating partners, North Shore Neighbourhood House and Parkgate Community Services Society, also provide a range of volunteer opportunities at John Braithwaite Community Centre and Parkgate Community Centre. Visit their websites below for more information.

North Shore Neighbourhood House
Parkgate Community Services Society*

*Links to external sites are provided for your convenience only. The North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission is not responsible for the accuracy and/or completeness of the information provided on these external sites, nor for the security and privacy policies of the linked sites.

Apply Now

Apply Now

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission.  As of March 18th 2020, on a temporary basis, we are not accepting applications for general volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering for general programs, please check back soon! 

If you are interested in volunteering for summer camps, please follow the summer camp application process below.

For general volunteer opportunities, click here to apply online

Once your application has been received, please complete the next steps outlined in the Welcome Letter.

Reference Forms (please print 2)
Volunteer Agreement
Police Information Check Letter
Police Information Check Application
Photo & Video  Release Form