Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteerism and community participation play an important part in building the spirit of our community.

Beginning with the Incorporation Celebration Committee in 1913, our local service clubs and community organizations have a long history of volunteer activities. Our City’s volunteers support community projects and contribute to making our City stronger, safer and healthier.

Port Coquitlam volunteers give hope and friendship to those in need. They help when asked and, more importantly, even when they’re not. You’ll find volunteers involved in our community’s minor sports, schools, churches, emergency preparedness programs, care facilities, animal welfare organizations, cultural events, outreach programs, crime prevention initiatives, environmental programs … the list is endless!

The City of Port Coquitlam is a better place thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers working throughout our community. It is with sincere appreciation that we say “thank you” to the volunteers who assist us and make Port Coquitlam a beautiful place to live, grow and prosper.

Volunteer Spotlight: Dmitry Kostyukov

“It was challenging moving across the world at such a young age, but hockey gave me the opportunity to get involved in my community right away.” Dmitry, a Grade 12 student at Riverside Secondary, has been an active volunteer in Port Coquitlam’s Skating & Bike...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Rayne Johnson

“From where I came from, the journey I’ve been on and where we are now, it is truly a gift being able to give back to the community that welcomed us with open arms.” Rayne, a mother of two, has wasted no time getting involved with her new community of Port Coquitlam....
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Volunteer Spotlight: Kendra Seguin

“I wanted to give back to something that gave me so much; the positive experience I had when I was a camp participant years ago is truly what made me want to be a key contributor to my community today.” Kendra, a Gleneagle Secondary student, has been a catalyst for...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Don Knudsen

“Being able to see the children progress, have fun and learn new skills has been fantastic – contributing to their own personal success and helping staff out on the ice has been an even greater feeling for me.” Don, who is turning the young age of 70 this August, has...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Terry Fox Secondary’s Athletic Leadership Class 2017/2018

For a third consecutive year, Terry Fox Secondary’s Athletic Leadership Class and the City of Port Coquitlam’s Recreation department have partnered to provide each other with quality volunteerism and leadership. Thanks to a partnership between Terry Fox Athletic...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Leila Rodriguez

by Roberto McKave “I love to volunteer because it helps me – I give back, but volunteering gives me more in return.” Leila Rodriguez was a kindhearted, vibrant, and passionate individual who volunteered for the City of Port Coquitlam for over 25 years. After moving...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Jack Bos

by Roberto McKave “Go out and do something positive! That’s what volunteering has given me.” Jack has volunteered for the City of Port Coquitlam for over 20 years! He is being recognized for his hard work, dedication, and on-going success as a volunteer – Jack has won...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Neela Trotter

“The smallest things can really make a difference with children. I am able to have fun with them and make a difference at the same time – to me it doesn’t get much better than that!” Neela, 18, is a high school student at Terry Fox Secondary and a volunteer with Port...
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