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.

Volunteer Opportunities

We offer volunteer opportunities at Delbrook, Harry Jerome, John Braithwaite, 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.

Facility Ambassadors

Our new Delbrook centre is opening this spring and we are looking for enthusiastic volunteer ambassadors to be facility hosts, lead facility tours and facilitate activities in our welcoming spaces.  Be part of this exciting new volunteer opportunity. 


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.

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.

Volunteering for Summer Camp

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.

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

Apply Now

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
Police Information Check Letter
Police Information Check Application
Photo & Video  Release Form

Please complete and hand in your forms and sign up for one of the following training sessions:

  • Wed. June 20th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Barcode: 396557 (returning volunteers)
  • Sat. June 23rd, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm  Barcode: 402525 (new volunteers)
  • Sat. July 14th, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Barcode: 396555 (new volunteers)
  • Sat. July 21st, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Barcode: 396558 (new volunteers)

You will be contacted in mid-May to come in for an interview for your placement.  Please complete your forms as soon as possible to increase the likelihood of being placed in your preferred camps.  

Apply Now

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 please do one of the following: 

Click here to apply online

Click here to apply online to volunteer with our summer camps.

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

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

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.

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