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.

At this time we are primarily recruiting for summer camp volunteers (minimum 14 years of age) and aquatic volunteers (Water Safety Instructor minimum required).  

Watch our 2019 Volunteer with Us video and learn why our volunteers love what they do!

Volunteering for Summer Camp
Summer camps are fun filled new adventures every day and volunteers help create magical moments for our campers!  You are positive, have lots of energy and love new experiences.  We ask that you commit for a minimum of 2-weeks full-time or 3-weeks part-time.   
Please Note:  At this time we mostly have spots available in the Lynn Valley and Seymour area and for volunteers aged 15 and up.  

Summer Camp Applications 

For summer camp opportunities: please refer to the Welcome to Summer Camps letter.  

Click here to apply online

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

Reference Forms
Volunteer Agreement
Daycamp Preferences
Police Information Check Letter
Police Information Check Application
Photo & Video  Release Form

Return the completed application package to the front desk of any NVRC recreation centre and ask for it to be forwarded to “Meh at Volunteer Resources”.    

While you are completing your forms, sign up for a volunteer orientation as spots fill up quickly.  Your orientation has to be completed prior to your first week of volunteering.  

Returning volunteer orientation (must have volunteered in 2018)

  • Wednesday June 19th 5:00 to 7:00pm    course number: 414434  (if you are a returning volunteer and can’t make this session, please sign up for one of the new volunteer orientations.)

Orientations for new volunteers:

  • Saturday June 15, 10:00am -1:00pm     course number: 414438
  • Tuesdsay June 18, 10:00am - 1:00pm course number: 416973
  • Saturday July 13, 1:00 to 4:00pm course number: 3546  
  • Thursday July 18, 5:00 to 8:00pm   course number: 3548
General Volunteer Opportunities


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.

Apply Now

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission. 
To apply to be a volunteer with the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission click here to apply online.

Volunteer Policies

Protecting our volunteers and customers

The North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission has established rules and regulations to protect the best interests of its volunteers and customers. Our ultimate goal is to help volunteers have fun while they're contributing to the success of our programs and activities.

Once you have been accepted as a volunteer with the Recreation & Culture Commission, you will be provided with a copy of the Volunteer Policy Manual.  We recommend you read through the current policies and practices before your orientation. 

Questions? Contact Volunteer Services for further assistance either by email or call (604) 983-6345.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

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.