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
Minimum age: 16
Dates: Thursdays, May 4- June 8 from 4:00-5:00Provide 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.
Minimum age: 14
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.
Minimum age: 15
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.
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 eventsThese 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 Living7191 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 3A8NOTE: When applying, please ensure you enter your credentials into the second half of the online application form (please disregard the "Stop" prompt.)
Volunteer Basketball CoachRichmond 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 @McMathGrade 4/5 and 6/7 Co-ed Leagues (April 22nd -June 10th) Grade 4/5 - Session Time:1015am-1145amGrade 6/7 - Session Time 1200pm-130pm*You may choose between the two age groups.Tuesday Spring League -Location: TBAGrade 4/5April 25th-June 6thSession Time 715pm-845pmWednesday Spring League @Palmer SecondaryGrade 6/7 April 26th - June 7thSession Time: 715pm-845pm*Requested minimum time is 1.5 hours per week*Criminal Record Check required*Training will be providedRichmond 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
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 pmBenefits 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 assetAll 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 startsBreaks, snacks, water & light lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Break times will be negotiated between the supervisors & the volunteers
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 positionWhy 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.
OverviewWalk 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 beingRole 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 ResponsibilitiesBefore 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 walkScheduling 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
Minimum age: 18