Volunteers are an essential part of the operation and culture of the City of Port Coquitlam. They provide much-needed support in recreational programming, emergency preparedness and community services, environmental programs, and much, much more. The City is proud of and grateful for the citizens who offer up their time and energy to make our City what it is!
The following volunteer opportunities are currently available:
Adopt a street, park or trail and help keep it clean and safe for the whole community by performing litter clean-up at least once a month and reporting any issues to the City. Clean-up supplies are provided, and volunteers will be recognized for their efforts with a sign installed in their area.
Assist in the delivery of high quality Red Cross Swim Lessons by providing instructional support, demonstrating skills, and helping children to achieve their learning goals. This is a great opportunity to practice your lifesaving skills and training while working towards a position as a lifeguard or swim instructor.
- Must be 15 years of age or older
- Patient, enthusiastic and safety-focused
- Completion of Bronze Cross, Water Safety Instructor and Standard First Aid certifications
Apply now! Application deadline is March 25 for Spring programs.
Please note that some procedures have temporarily changed to ensure physical distancing. Volunteer interviews, orientations and training may be delivered over phone or video chat.
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Expression of Interest
Volunteering with the City of Port Coquitlam is a great way to gain hands-on experience in a variety of leadership roles while enhancing your community. Volunteering has numerous benefits and is a great way to achieve personal success.
Here are just a few examples of the benefits of volunteering:
- A chance to better your community
- Be a positive role model and leader
- Develop new skills
- Gain experience and knowledge
- Gain and enhance your leadership skills
- Explore career options
- Get motivated and motivate others
Volunteers play an important part in building the spirit of our community. Volunteer Spotlight highlights volunteers who have made an incredible impact on our City programs and events.
Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Port Coquitlam Volunteer Specialist
Location and Mailing Address
#200 – 2253 Leigh Square
Port Coquitlam, BC
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)