Get involved with your community
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! NVRC volunteers inspire by example in countless ways and help people connect and lead more active, healthy lives.
We are excited to work with you to find a good fit for your interests.
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.
Help our very young ones (2-6 years) build their independence, develop 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).
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!
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.
Volunteers must be 14 years of age or above and some positions require older minimum age requirements and/or certifications.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please follow the steps below. All applicants, including potential summer camp volunteers, need to complete all the steps outlined below.
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Step 1: Complete the online application form.
- The first step is to fill-out the online application form.
- Follow the steps to under 'I am new to MyImpactPage.com.'
Step 2: Complete a minimum of two references.
You have the option to:
- Have two references complete the reference template (print two) on your behalf.
- Provide your references’ contact information for us to contact (which, in our experience, often takes longer).
- Use reference letter(s) that you have already.
Your references should have known you for a minimum of six months and be able to speak to your work habits. Examples of a reference include: a previous employer, a teacher, coach, etc. Family members and friends are not accepted as references.
Step 3: Print, read, complete and sign the agreement form.
Print, read and complete the volunteer agreement form. If you are under 18 years of age, please have your parent or guardian sign it.
Step 4: Visit the RCMP detachment to complete your police information check.
- Print and complete the police information check application form.
- Print the police information check letter from NVRC.
- Bring a copy of your police information check application form and police information check letter to your local RCMP office.
The RCMP requires at least four weeks’ advance notice to process applications. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to participate in your activity unless we receive the processed police information check.
You must apply for your police information check in the jurisdiction in which you reside. If you live in North Vancouver, you must apply in North Vancouver. If you reside in Burnaby, you must apply in Burnaby, etc. The North Vancouver RCMP detachment is on East 14th Street between Lonsdale and St. Georges Avenues.
The RCMP requires two pieces of identification. If you do not bring them with you, you will not be able to apply. Acceptable identification: Go Card (student ID), passport (in English only), driver’s license, birth certificate, citizenship card, NEXUS pass, student or work visa (NOT a Visa credit card), BCID card, permanent residence card, firearms acquisition certificate. Note: Care Cards and Social Insurance Number Cards are not acceptable forms of identification.
You must provide volunteer services with a copy of your processed police information check that you received from your local RCMP office. You cannot submit the application form to us, you must provide it to the RCMP directly.
Step 5: Complete NVRC's photo/video release form
Completing the photo/video release form gives us permission to use any photos or videos taken of you during the course of your volunteering in our marketing materials or on our digital channels.
Step 6: Upload all forms to your volunteer profile
Once you have completed all of the above steps, please scan and upload all of your documents to your volunteer profile.
Summer 2022 photo gallery
Check out the fun our volunteers had during summer 2022.