How Do I Get Involved?

Becoming a volunteer with Recreation is a simple process that can be broken down into four easy steps:

  1. Create a Volunteer Profile
  2. Arrange an Intake Interview
  3. Complete and Return a Criminal Record Check
  4. Attend an Orientation

Simple, right? Here’s a little more information on each step:

1. Create a Volunteer Profile

Visit the City of Port Coquitlam’s Volunteer Hub on MyVolunteerPage.com to browse upcoming volunteer opportunities by program area, location, age requirements and more. Once you have found an area that interests you, click the ‘Fill in an Application’ button to begin creating your volunteer profile.

Your MyVolunteerPage profile can be used to apply for multiple program areas, as well as other volunteer organizations that utilize MyVolunteerPage. If you already have a volunteer profile at MyVolunteerPage.com, use the ‘I already have a username’ prompt to apply for additional areas.

2. Arrange an Intake Interview

E-mail (volunteer@portcoquitlam.ca) or call (604.927.7906) Volunteer Services to arrange a brief intake interview. This gives us an opportunity to get to know you and find an area and role that meets your needs and interests. Upon successful completion of an intake interview we’ll provide you with a Criminal Record Check (CRC) form to be completed at the local RCMP detachment.

3. Complete and Return a Criminal Record Check

Bring the CRC form we provided to the local RCMP detachment to have it completed. This process is free for volunteers and usually takes less than thirty minutes. From there, please return it to Human Resources at Port Coquitlam City Hall. Your CRC form will be kept confidential and details of the results will not be shared with Volunteer Services staff.

4. Attend an Orientation

Visit the Volunteer Orientations page to find out when the next orientation will be taking place in your area of interest (orientations are normally scheduled for the beginning of each program season). Volunteer Orientations are also available for sign-up on MyVolunteerPage.com.

At your Volunteer Orientation, you will be introduced to the Volunteer Supervisor in that area and meet other potential volunteers, be informed of some key aspects of volunteering, tour the facility and provided an opportunity to ask any lingering questions you may have. Once all the above steps are completed including the return of a successful CRC, you will receive a welcome e-mail, with instructions for how to obtain your Volunteer ID, lanyard and t-shirt. . We will also update your Volunteer Profile so that you can begin to sign up for available volunteer opportunities.

Please note that all volunteers under the age of 19 will be asked to complete a parental/guardian consent form.

If all of your questions here have not been answered please email or contact the Volunteer Services Program Coordinator, Deanna Hall at volunteer@portcoquitlam.ca or 604.927.7906.