Get Involved With Your Community

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! We are excited to work with you to find a suitable fit for your interests. Please see below for the types of volunteer opportunities we offer. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or above and some positions require older minimum age requirements and/or certifications. 

General volunteer opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please follow the steps below. For further information on any of the steps, refer to the welcome letter or contact us at volunteer@nvrc.ca

PLEASE NOTE: This application process is NOT for summer camps. Our summer camp information will be available soon. Please visit us here again after March 27th. 

Online Application: Apply Now 
Two References (Please print two)
Volunteer Agreement Form 
Police Information Check
Police Information Check Application
Photo/Video Release Form

Scan (please do not send pictures of your forms) and email the full-completed application package to volunteerforms@nvrc.ca with the subject line: Volunteer Forms for “your name”.

We place volunteers in the following types of opportunities:


Qualified volunteers assist staff during swim lessons and may provide 1:1 support for participants who require additional support. Must be 15 years of age and have completed the Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course or Lifesaving Swim Instructor Program.

Please note: If you are working towards your WSI practicum hours, please contact the aquatic supervisor at the location you are interested in volunteering with directly. WSI practicum hours require specific criteria to be met and are not considered volunteer hours. 

Early Years 

Help our very young ones (2-6 years), build their independence, develop their social skills and practice some skills. From finger painting, to playing in the outdoors, see the wonder of the world through a little one’s eyes again. Most programs are daytime and require a 4-6 month commitment. 


Volunteers assist with specialty fitness classes (including both dryland and aquatic fitness classes). Examples of the type of classes volunteers participate in include Aquatic Therapy classes and Active Rehab programs. Volunteers in these programs support participants who have had a neurological incident such as a stroke or are living with Parkinson’s disease, have had or are waiting for a joint replacement (Opportunities may vary). This is an ideal position for someone with a background in or interest in the field of rehabilitation therapy (must be 17 or over).

General Recreation

Art, basketball, soccer, skating, out of school programs and so much more. If you have a skill or a passion related to a program we offer, connect with us and we will work with you to try to find a suitable fit!

Special Events

Volunteers are an integral part of our special events.  From holiday celebrations, summer concerts to youth events. If you love special events, get connected with us. 

Summer 2022 Photo Gallery

Check out the fun our volunteers had during summer 2022.