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2023 - World Leisure Day (Sun April 16) at the Steveston Tram 
STEVESTON TRAM

Description

The Steveston Tram is celebration World Leisure Day with scavenger hunts to help visitors explore our new exhibits.

Volunteer duties include:
- helping children with scavenger hunts
- answering questions from visitors
- helping visitors finds their way around the building
- keeping the dress up and reading corners organized
- other duties as agreed upon.

Volunteers will be provided with:
- information prior to their shift
- a brief overview at the beginning of their shift
- 15 minute break with snacks provided.

Additional info: Please wear:
- closed toed shoes
- Long trousers or skirts around knee length or longer (no shorts or short skirts)
- No t-shirts with logos or offensive words or images
- No ripped jeans


Requirements

Minimum age: 16


Address
4011 Moncton ST
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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Contact Info
Gabrielle Sharp
Museum Coordinator
Email: gsharp@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-6107

2023 Spring (Teens) Read to a Dog -- Richmond Public Library 
Steveston Branch

Description

Dates: Thursdays, May 4- June 8 from 4:00-5:00

Provide one-on-one help to children in grades 1-3 while they take turns reading to a trained therapy dog. This program is designed for reluctant readers and children lacking confidence. Must love dogs! Reading and communication skills at secondary school level, as well as friendliness, flexibility and patience are required.

Additional info: This opportunity is open to teen volunteers only. Volunteers must be fully screened to participate. Volunteers must be able to participate in all 4 sessions. A mandatory orientation is scheduled for all volunteers.


Requirements

Minimum age: 14


Address
4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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Contact Info
Helen Varga
Library Technician
Email: helen.varga@yourlibrary.ca
Phone: (604) 231-6424

Doors Open Richmond Ambassadors 
RICHMOND MUSEUM

Description

On June 3-4, 2023, doors will open free of charge at multiple venues throughout the city of Richmond in celebration of Richmond's vibrant arts, heritage and culturally diverse community.

During this two-day event visitors are offered free access to everything from heritage landmarks to modern structures, hidden gems, places of worship, museums, national historic sites, and more.

Many participating partners have organized guided tours, displays and activities to enrich visitor experience. Volunteers are required to perform a four-hour morning or afternoon shift on June 3 or 4 (or both!) at a designated Richmond site. Volunteer duties might include: sharing program information and answering questions from the public, generating interest in exploring the venue and other Doors Open locations, helping to move people efficiently through a venue (for example, parking control, admissions, etc.) and other duties on site(s)

Volunteers must be able to perform tasks with minimal supervision and be comfortable working in busy event settings.

Signing up is an indication of your interest to volunteer and does not guarantee your placement in the opportunity. All volunteers who are selected for this opportunity will be notified via email from the volunteer coordinator.

Additional info: There will be a mandatory online volunteer orientation session on Tuesday, May 23, 6:00 p.m.


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
180-7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond BC, V6Y 1R9

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Contact Info
Sarah Shovlain
Email: museumed@richmond.ca

Heritage Ambassador - Britannia Shipyards - Orientation / Information Session 
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Description

Come find out what it's like to volunteer as a Heritage Ambassador! Share the stories of Steveston's past through fun engaging activities and demostrations!

Additional info: Volunteers will be in costume (provided), Police Information Checks required and training provided as well.


Requirements

Minimum age: 16


Address
5180 Westwater Drive
Richmond BC, V7E 6P3

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Contact Info
Lucy Higgs-Lockie
Email: lhiggs-lockie@richmond.ca

Richmond Aquatics Volunteer (MCAL) 
Minoru Centre for Active Living

Description

As an Aquatics Volunteer you will be involved in community activities such as:

-Assisting in swim lessons, including our adapted program to support those with cognitive or physical limitations
-Shadow guarding with experienced Instructor/Lifeguards
-Staff in-service training sessions (e.g., acting as a victim in an emergency simulation)
-Hosting birthday parties
-Planning and/or implementing special events

These type of experiences is a great way to develop your interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills.

Volunteer Requirements:

-15 years or older
-Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross
-Swim for Life Instructor
-Attendance at a Volunteer Orientation Session*


Qualified volunteers will be contacted for their certificates and a criminal record clearance will be required. Preference will be given to volunteers who have Swim for Life Instructor and National Lifeguard certificates.

*Successful candidates will be invited to attend an orientation to learn about the responsibilities and standards for Richmond Aquatics Volunteers.

Where can you volunteer?
You can volunteer at any of the City of Richmond Aquatic facilities:

-Watermania
14300 Entertainment Blvd, Richmond, BC V6W 1K3

-Minoru Centre for Active Living
7191 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC V6Y 1N9

-South Arm Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
10100 S Arm Pl, Richmond, BC V7A 2E1

-Steveston Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
4151 Moncton St, Richmond, BC V7E 3A8


NOTE: When applying, please ensure you enter your credentials into the second half of the online application form (please disregard the "Stop" prompt.)


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
7191 Granville Ave.
Richmond BC, V6Y 1N9

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Contact Info
Volunteer Coodinator
Email: aquavolunteer@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 448-5369

Richmond Aquatics Volunteer (South Arm Outdoor Pool) 
South Arm Outdoor Pool

Description

As an Aquatics Volunteer you will be involved in community activities such as:

-Assisting in swim lessons, including our adapted program to support those with cognitive or physical limitations
-Shadow guarding with experienced Instructor/Lifeguards
-Staff in-service training sessions (e.g., acting as a victim in an emergency simulation)
-Hosting birthday parties
-Planning and/or implementing special events

These type of experiences is a great way to develop your interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills.

Volunteer Requirements:

-15 years or older
-Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross
-Swim for Life Instructor
-Attendance at a Volunteer Orientation Session*


Qualified volunteers will be contacted for their certificates and a criminal record clearance will be required. Preference will be given to volunteers who have Swim for Life Instructor and National Lifeguard certificates.

*Successful candidates will be invited to attend an orientation to learn about the responsibilities and standards for Richmond Aquatics Volunteers.

Where can you volunteer?
You can volunteer at any of the City of Richmond Aquatic facilities:

-Watermania
14300 Entertainment Blvd, Richmond, BC V6W 1K3

-Minoru Centre for Active Living
7191 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC V6Y 1N9

-South Arm Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
10100 S Arm Pl, Richmond, BC V7A 2E1

-Steveston Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
4151 Moncton St, Richmond, BC V7E 3A8


NOTE: When applying, please ensure you enter your credentials into the second half of the online application form (please disregard the "Stop" prompt.)


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
10100 South Arm Place
Richmond BC, V7A 2E1

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Contact Info
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: aquavolunteer@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 448-5369

Richmond Aquatics Volunteer (Steveston Outdoor Pool) 
Steveston Outdoor Pool

Description

As an Aquatics Volunteer you will be involved in community activities such as:

-Assisting in swim lessons, including our adapted program to support those with cognitive or physical limitations
-Shadow guarding with experienced Instructor/Lifeguards
-Staff in-service training sessions (e.g., acting as a victim in an emergency simulation)
-Hosting birthday parties
-Planning and/or implementing special events

These type of experiences is a great way to develop your interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills.

Volunteer Requirements:

-15 years or older
-Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross
-Swim for Life Instructor
-Attendance at a Volunteer Orientation Session*


Qualified volunteers will be contacted for their certificates and a criminal record clearance will be required. Preference will be given to volunteers who have Swim for Life Instructor and National Lifeguard certificates.

*Successful candidates will be invited to attend an orientation to learn about the responsibilities and standards for Richmond Aquatics Volunteers.

Where can you volunteer?
You can volunteer at any of the City of Richmond Aquatic facilities:

-Watermania
14300 Entertainment Blvd, Richmond, BC V6W 1K3

-Minoru Centre for Active Living
7191 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC V6Y 1N9

-South Arm Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
10100 S Arm Pl, Richmond, BC V7A 2E1

-Steveston Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
4151 Moncton St, Richmond, BC V7E 3A8


NOTE: When applying, please ensure you enter your credentials into the second half of the online application form (please disregard the "Stop" prompt.)


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
4151 Moncton Street
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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Contact Info
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: aquavolunteer@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 448-5369

Richmond Aquatics Volunteer (Watermania) 
Watermania

Description

As an Aquatics Volunteer you will be involved in community activities such as:

-Assisting in swim lessons, including our adapted program to support those with cognitive or physical limitations
-Shadow guarding with experienced Instructor/Lifeguards
-Staff in-service training sessions (e.g., acting as a victim in an emergency simulation)
-Hosting birthday parties
-Planning and/or implementing special events

These type of experiences is a great way to develop your interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills.

Volunteer Requirements:

-15 years or older
-Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross
-Swim for Life Instructor
-Attendance at a Volunteer Orientation Session*


Qualified volunteers will be contacted for their certificates and a criminal record clearance will be required. Preference will be given to volunteers who have Swim for Life Instructor and National Lifeguard certificates.

*Successful candidates will be invited to attend an orientation to learn about the responsibilities and standards for Richmond Aquatics Volunteers.

Where can you volunteer?
You can volunteer at any of the City of Richmond Aquatic facilities:

-Watermania
14300 Entertainment Blvd, Richmond, BC V6W 1K3

-Minoru Centre for Active Living
7191 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC V6Y 1N9

-South Arm Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
10100 S Arm Pl, Richmond, BC V7A 2E1

-Steveston Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
4151 Moncton St, Richmond, BC V7E 3A8


NOTE: When applying, please ensure you enter your credentials into the second half of the online application form (please disregard the "Stop" prompt.)


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
14300 Entertainment Blvd.,
Richmond BC, V6W 1K3

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Contact Info
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: aquavolunteer@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 448-5369

RYBL Basketball Coach - Spring League 
Richmond Youth Basketball League

Description

Volunteer Basketball Coach

Richmond Youth Basketball League is looking for volunteer basketball coaches for the 2023 Spring League Season. Duties would include planning and implementing skill development practices and coaching league games.

The commitment level is as follows:

Saturday Spring League @McMath
Grade 4/5 and 6/7 Co-ed Leagues
(April 22nd -June 10th)

Grade 4/5 - Session Time:1015am-1145am
Grade 6/7 - Session Time 1200pm-130pm

*You may choose between the two age groups.


Tuesday Spring League -Location: TBA
Grade 4/5
April 25th-June 6th
Session Time 715pm-845pm

Wednesday Spring League @Palmer Secondary
Grade 6/7
April 26th - June 7th
Session Time: 715pm-845pm




*Requested minimum time is 1.5 hours per week

*Criminal Record Check required

*Training will be provided

Richmond Youth Basketball League provides training opportunities and material for coaches throughout the entire season.



Please contact us at JDhillon@richmond.ca to get involved!

Additional info: Volunteers must be 15 years of age older
Criminal record check is mandatory


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
8880 Williams Road
Richmond BC, V7A 1G6

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Contact Info
Jessy Dhillon
Email: JDhillon@Richmond.ca

Steveston Salmon Festival Volunteer Applicant 2023 
Steveston Salmon Festival 2023

Description

Purpose of the position:
The Steveston Community Society & the City of Richmond are busy preparing for this year''s annual Steveston Salmon Festival. 2023 marks the festival's 76th anniversary & promises to be another great festival for families who come to enjoy the festivities on July 1. You can help make our event a tremendous success by volunteering as: Art Show support volunteers, Information Booth Volunteers, Children's Areas Assistants, Mascot Chaperones, Signage Set up, Volunteer Headquarters, Wayfinding, & more ..

Responsibilities and Activities:
More info will be provided soon

Date/ Time of the event or activity:
July 1, 2023 (Saturday)

Site location (place, indoors/ outdoors etc.): TBD at a later date

Working conditions:
Outdoor: July 1
Shift 1: 8:30 am 1:30 pm
Shift 2 : 12:30 pm 5:30 pm

Benefits to the volunteer:
Enjoy the outdoor environment & support our local community. Meet new neighbours & friends.

Only Volunteers who are 14 and up will be considered for this opportunity

Additional information about the position:

All participating volunteers will be required to attend in person volunteer orientation & training before the festival. Volunteers will be reporting to their location-specific supervisors who will be staff or leadership volunteers for the event. Dress appropriately for the weather & no open toed shoes allowed.

Good interpersonal skills & enjoy interacting with the public in a safe & appropriate manner are required.

Friendly & outgoing personality is desired. Conflict resolution skills are an asset.

English & second language would be an asset

All volunteers must have online profiles set up at the City volunteer website for due diligence & record keeping. Police Information check may be required for certain volunteer roles which work with the vulnerable sectors.

Besides the required volunteer orientation, on-site training will be provided for certain volunteer roles before the shift starts

Breaks, snacks, water & light lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Break times will be negotiated between the supervisors & the volunteers


Requirements

Minimum age: 14


Address
Steveston Community Centre 4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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Contact Info
Madhav and Wing
Email: who@richmond.ca, MChhibbar@richmond.ca
Phone: (778) 835-5985

Volunteer with the Richmond RCMP 
City Centre Community Policing Office

Description

Get Connected

Volunteers who volunteer with the Richmond RCMP and the City of Richmond help us meet our service delivery commitments while increasing our reach into the community that we serve.

Our volunteers conduct a wide variety of crime prevention and community engagement activities on behalf of the Richmond RCMP detachment.

The work volunteers perform strengthens our community and contributes towards our goal of keeping Richmond safe and vibrant.

An RCMP volunteer:
works collaboratively with the RCMP
is officially screened into the RCMP, including mandatory security clearances
is oriented to the RCMP mission, vision and values
receives training necessary to carry out the activities associated with their position

Why Volunteer?
Give back to the community
Connect with police
Meet new friends
Take on new challenges
Gain experience
Have Fun!

Diverse Opportunities
Community Events
Information Sessions
Home and Business Outreach
Lock Out Auto Crime
Speed Watch
Stolen Auto Recovery
Cell Watch
Foot Patrols
Bike Patrols
and many more .

Do You Have What it Takes?
Are you a Canadian citizen or permanent resident?
Are you a resident of Richmond?
Are you 18 years of age or older?
Are you able to obtain and maintain an RCMP security clearance?
Do you possess good oral and written communication skills?
Are you able to meet the physical requirements of the desired program?

Commitments
One-year commitment to the program
Contribute eight hours per month
Complete basic initial training and participate in on-going training
Be placed on a six-month probation period after basic training.

Note: Volunteer applications require a criminal record, reliability and vulnerable sector checks, the completion of a secondary application, and a suitability interview.


Address
6931 Granville Avenue
Richmond BC, V7C 4M9

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Contact Info
City Centre Community Policing Office
Email: richmond_volunteering@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Phone: (604) 207-4761

Walk Leader 
Walk Richmond

Description

Overview

Walk Richmond is a free guided walking program managed by Richmond Fitness and Wellness Association (RFWA) in partnership with the City of Richmond. This is a free program of scheduled walks led by a RFWA Walk Leader and trained volunteers. Each walk explores one of the many different trails, paths and parks throughout Richmond. The main goal is to make it easy for people of all ages, fitness levels and abilities to take part in an activity that promotes their health and well being

Role of the Walk Volunteer

The role of a Walk Volunteer is to share their love of walking and to facilitate and guide the participants along the local walking routes. Many of the participants will look to the Walk Leader for guidance and support.

The Walk Volunteer is someone who is:

passionate about walking
familiar with Richmond and the Walk Richmond routes
friendly, enthusiastic and welcoming
able to clearly communicate and give clear instructions
reliable and punctual
able to keep a group together and motivated
able to support varying levels of walkers

Duties and Responsibilities

Before the Walk

familiarize yourself with the walk route, how to get there, parking, etc
contact the Walk Leader to confirm attendance via email 24 hrs in advance

On the Day of the Walk:

check the weather forecast and dress appropriately
arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled walk
check in with the RFWA Walk Leader about any special instructions or precautions for the walk
welcome all walkers and identify newcomers to the Walk Leader
ensure all participants have signed the sign-in sheet
confirm that all walkers feel confident about the walk before setting off
communicate any concerns to the Walk Leader
be prepared to be assigned as the lead, middle or end (sweeper) positions
walk at a measured pace that suits the individuals you are leading
communicate any issues or suggestion to the Walk Leader after the walk

Scheduling and Availability
required commitment is a minimum of one walk per month on average

Orientation
1. registration with City volunteer website "I can help"
2. RCMP criminal records check (free to volunteers)
3. training session with Walk Richmond Coordinator:
a. Overview of Walk Richmond Program
b. Expected duties
c. Safe walking tips
d. First aide and emergency procedures


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Address
7551 Minoru Gate
Richmond BC, V6Y 1N9

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Contact Info
Gwendolyn Megrian
RFWA Walk Richmond Coordinator
Email: walking@richmond.ca