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.   Volunteer must be 14 years of age or above and some position require older minimum age requirements and/or certifications. Please note: opportunities and placements available are subject to change without notice.

Volunteers may be placed in the following areas:


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.

General Recreation

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

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-month commitment. 

Special Events

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


Volunteers assist with specialty fitness classes (includes both dryland ad aquatic fitness classes.  Examples of the type of classes volunteers participate in include: Stroke Rehabilitation Classes, Cardiac ad Specialty Health Conditions, and Dance with Parkinsons.  (Opportunities may vary).  This is an ideal position for someone with a background in or interested in the field of rehabilitation therapy. (Must be 17 or over).

NVRC is implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy. As a condition of placement, all new NVRC volunteers will need to be fully vaccinated and be required to provide proof of vaccination.

Apply Now

To apply to volunteer with NVRC, please read the welcome letter and complete the following steps:

If you have questions about the application process please contact: volunteer@nvrc.ca. We look forward to working with you!

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.

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