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2018 Nuts and Bolts at the Steveston Tram 
Steveston Tram

Description

Do you know what a contactor box is or what it does? What about a coupler? Volunteer at the Steveston Tram to learn about the mechanical parts that made the tram cars run and help children create their own passenger portrait!

We are looking for 3 enthusiastic, outgoing and self-motivated volunteers! We know you're out there and are ready for action.

Shifts are from 10:00am - 5:00 pm (with a lunch break in between) on Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30, 2018

Duties will include:
-Set up and take down
-Assisting with crafts
-Crowd management/ people counting

We are looking for people who are able to work independently or as part of a team.

There will be a brief orientation at the start of your shift and then we will let you proceed with minimum supervision.

This volunteer position is best suited for people 15 and older who enjoy working with children and families and are comfortable with large crowds. We look forward to hearing from you and will let you know if you can help us out.


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address

BC

Contact Info
sarah
Email: sshovlain@richmond.ca

2018 With Love From the Steveston Museum 
Steveston Museum

Description

Do you love the art of letter writing? Why not help out at the Steveston Museum over the Culture Days weekend? With Love, From the Steveston Museum is a letter writing program where visitors can type or hand write a letter to a loved one and then post it for free.

We are looking for 3 enthusiastic, outgoing and self-motivated volunteers! We know you're out there and are ready for action.

Shift is from 11:30am - 3:30 pm Sunday September 30, 2018

Duties will include:
-Set up and take down
-Assisting letter writing and posting
-Crowd management/ people counting

We are looking for people who are able to work independently or as part of a team.

There will be a brief orientation at the start of your shift and then we will let you proceed with minimum supervision.

This volunteer position is best suited for people 15 and older who enjoy working with children and families and are comfortable with large crowds. We look forward to hearing from you and will let you know if you can help us out.


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address

BC

Contact Info
Sarah
Email: sshovlain@richmond.ca

ARTCi (Artists Rendering Tales Collective Inc) Volunteers-painting and visual art 
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Description

ARTCi is looking for people who are interested in volunteering alongside our professional artists at various events between now and November at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. It is a great way to express your inner artist and add to your own professional portfolio.

-ARTCi is looking for people interested in painting and visual art. Volunteers will assist our professional visual artists in adding to the scroll and in engaging the public at various community events. They will be encouraged to add to the scroll themselves and engage in a new visual art medium which they can photograph and put in their portfolios.

Any questions, please contact Lynsey Li at 604 238 8037 or lli@richmond.ca


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
5180 Westwater Driver
Richmond BC, V7E 6P3

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Contact Info
Golmehr Kazari
Email: LLi@richmond.ca

Balance and Falls Prevention - Seniors - Ongoing 
Steveston Community Centre

Description

Steveston Community Centre is seeking 1 - 2 volunteers for our Senior's Balance & Falls Prevention Class. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are interested in health and wellness, fitness or working with older adults.

Date & Time
Tuesdays - 10:30 - 11:30am
Thursdays - 11:45am - 12:45pm
(This opportunity is ongoing.)

Responsibilities
Assist instructor with set-up of light equipment. Aid participants in the class by spotting them and helping with exercises.

Additional Information
Must be able-bodied and have good communication skills. Must complete a criminal record check.


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Address
4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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Contact Info
Isabel Wong
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: iwong2@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-8087

Britannia Shipyards-Heritage Greeter Training Session 2018 
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Description

Come and join us for a fun, interactive Training Session and learn what it takes to be a Volunteer Heritage Greeter! We'll tell you more about volunteering at Britannia and we'll do a fun scavenger hunt activity to learn more about the site! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Our Heritage Greeters are an important part of our site. They are the first person a visitor may encounter, so we are looking for friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic individuals! Our Heritage Greeters greet visitors, answer basic questions and are an ambassador for the site. Volunteers must be willing to learn. We will teach you basic information about the site and our buildings.

We offer short shifts (2 hours+) that are available each day of the week (great for students that are only available on weekends)! You will gain experience in tourism, history, education and customer service while meeting new friends and experience for your resume!

This session is mandatory before beginning to volunteer. We hope to see you soon!

Additional info: The benefits of volunteering at Britannia include gaining experience in customer service, history and education while meeting new friends. Our volunteers will be able to take advantage of special privileges!


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
5180 Westwater Drive
Richmond BC, V7E6P3

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Contact Info
Lynsey Li
Email: lli@richmond.ca

Fire Safety Volunteer 
Richmond Fire Rescue

Description

Responsibilities & Activities:
To assist the Community Relations Officer & the Fire & Life Safety Educator during public events

Date/Time varies with the different public events throughout the City of Richmond

Working conditions:
Volunteer must have reasonable fitness to assist during the set-up, the activity & the take down. Willing to stand for the duration of their shift. Willing to be outdoors, potentially on their knees or seated while interacting with children & families

Skills, experience, abilities required:
Proven ability to handle multiple tasks & priorities in a very busy environment

Ability to work cohesively as part of a team & follow directions

Excellent communication & organizational skills

Strong interpersonal & problem solving abilities

Ability to lift 50 lbs & be reasonably fit to assist during set-up & take down

Previous coaching/mentoring or community volunteer experience an asset

First-aid experience, Firefighting education and/or experience an asset

Personal traits/qualities desired:

Enjoy working with people

Be energetic, enthusiastic, & reliable

Consistently offer professional, friendly & engaging service

Able to follow directions well & have a strong work ethic

Understand how to engage young children & adults

Education/ Qualifications required:
Completion of grade 12 secondary school

Languages:
Ability to speak multiple languages an asset

Screening required for this position:
Application
Screening
Criminal Record Check
References

NOTES: ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO UPDATE THEIR ONLINE VOLUNTEER PROFILES. APPLICANTS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED OR CONSIDERED UNLESS ANSWERS ARE PROIVED IN YOUR LISTED QUESTIONS.

Certifications
-Relevant Certification Obtained
-Do you have experience and/or training in any of the following areas?

Volunteer Experience
-Why do you want to be a volunteer?
-Outline any previous work or volunteer experiences which may apply to your services
-Outline any special skills or training
-List any experience or special training(s) that you have had working with children with special needs

Additional info: Minimum Time Commitment expected: 4 hours

Benefits to the volunteer:
Volunteers will be able to positively help the City of Richmond community


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Address
6960 Gilbert Rd
Richmond BC, V7C 3V4

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Contact Info
William Heng
Richmond Fire-Rescue
Email: WHeng@Richmond.ca

Parkinson's Wellness Exercise Class - Seniors - Ongoing Program 
Steveston Community Centre

Description

Steveston Community Centre is seeking 1 - 2 volunteers for our Senior's Parkinson's Wellness Exercise Classes. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are interested in health and wellness, fitness or working with older adults.

Date
Tuesdays & Thursdays (ongoing)

Time
1:00 - 2:00pm

Responsibilities
Assist the instructor with set-up of light equipment. Aid participants in class by spotting them and helping with exercises.

Additional Information
Must be able-bodied and have good communication skills. A criminal record check is required for this opportunity.


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Address
4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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Contact Info
Isabel Wong
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: iwong2@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-8087

Richmond Aquatics Volunteer 
Minoru Aquatic Centre

Description

As an Aquatics Volunteer you will be involved in community activities such as assisting with swimming lessons, shadow lifeguarding, and hosting special events. You can also take part in Lifeguard training sessions and Aquasize classes. This is a great way to develop your interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills. Volunteer Requirements: Bronze Cross and Assistant Water Safety Instructor (AWSI) certificates. Qualified volunteers will be contacted for the certificates and criminal record clearance will be required. Successful candidates will be invited to attend an orientation to learn about the responsibilities and standards to be the Richmond Aquatics Volunteers.

Additional info: Preference will be given to volunteers who have Watersafety Instructor and National Lifeguard certificates


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
7560 Minoru Gate
Richmond BC, V6Y 1R9

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

RRC - Pub Ed - Workshop Assistant 
Emergency Programs

Description

Opportunities for Assistants
[Public Presenters Team] https://www.removolunteers.com/public-presenters) to sign up to be assistants at RRC Program workshop dates.

[Keywords: Emergency Programs / REMO]


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Address
5599 Lynas Lane
Richmond BC, V7C 5B2

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Contact Info
Chris Pattullo
EPC
Email: emergencyprograms@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 244-1205
Cell: (604) 785-3696

RRC - Pub Ed - Workshop Presenter 
Emergency Programs

Description

Opportunity for Presenters
[Public Presenters Team]
(https://www.removolunteers.com/public-presenters) to sign up to be a presenter at RRC Program workshop events.

[Keywords: Emergency Programs / REMO]


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Address
5599 Lynas Lane
Richmond BC, V7C 5B2

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Contact Info
Chris Pattullo
EPC
Email: emergencyprograms@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 244-1205
Cell: (604) 785-3696

RYBL Head Coach 
Richmond Youth Basketball League

Description

- Create and implement developmentally appropriate practice plans incorporating skills and concepts of basketball. - Supervision and care for children, ensuring a safe environment. - Communicate with parents, participants and staff - Increase physical literacy through the implementation of fundamental movement skills. - Ability to break down sport-specific skills and fundamentals for a variety of abilities.



Grade 4/5 and 6/7 (Co-ed)


Games on Saturdays (October 20-March 10)


Games will be on Saturday mornings


*Grade 4/5 Practices are on Tuesday evenings for 1 hour


*Grade 6/7 Practices are on Wednesday evenings for 1 hour


You may choose between the two age groups.


Girls-Only Grade 4/5 and 6/7


Saturdays (October 20-March 10)


Games are for 1 hour on Saturday Mornings


*Practices on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings for 1 hour


You may choose between the two age groups.


Games and practices are held at various elementary and secondary schools in the city


*Requested minimum time is 2 hours per week


*There will be a 3-week break over December Holidays


*Criminal Record Check required


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: Police Information Check required.


Requirements

Minimum age: 16


Address
8880 Williams Road
Richmond BC, V7A 1G6

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Contact Info
Jessy Dhillon
Email: JDhillon@Richmond.ca
Phone: (778) 999-0197

RYBL Scorekeeper 
Richmond Youth Basketball League

Description

Richmond Youth Basketball League is looking for volunteer scorekeepers for the Steve Nash Youth Basketball League this fall



The commitment level is as follows:

Saturdays (Oct 20-Dec 16) 10am-12pm

Training will be provided.


Please contact Jessy at JDhillon@Richmond.ca for more information


Requirements

Minimum age: 14


Address
8880 Williams Road
Richmond BC, V7A 1G6

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Contact Info
Jessy Dhillon
Email: Jdhillon@richmond.ca
Phone: (778) 999-0197

Soccer - Parent and Tot & Children - Fall Program - Saturdays 
Steveston Community Centre

Description

Steveston Community Centre is seeking a sporty volunteer to assist the instructor with soccer; children ages 3-5 and 5-8 years old learn new soccer skills, dribbling, passing and fun games.

Date
Saturdays
September 15 - December 15, 2018

Time
8:45am - 12:15pm

Responsibilities
Support children during the class, teaching children the basic techniques such as dribbling, passing, shooting and defense, and practicing their skills during friendly games. Assist the instructor with set-up and take down of equipment.

Additional Information
A Police Information Check is required for this opportunity.

Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear that allows you to move and be active.


Requirements

Minimum age: 14


Address
4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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Contact Info
Isabel Wong
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: iwong2@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-8087

Steadyfeet Exercise Classes - Seniors - Ongoing 
Steveston Community Centre

Description

Steveston Community Centre is seeking 1 - 2 volunteers for our Senior's Steadyfeet Exercise Classes. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are interested in health and wellness, fitness or working with older adults.

Date & Time
Tuesdays - 11:45am - 12:45pm
Thursdays - 10:30 - 11:30am
(This opportunity is ongoing.)

Responsibilities
Assist instructor with set-up of light equipment. Aid Participants in class by spotting them and helping with exercises.

Additional Information
Must be able-bodied and have good communication skills. Must complete a criminal record check.


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Address
4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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Contact Info
Isabel Wong
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: iwong2@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-8087

Steveston Educational Garden - Garden Lead - Seasonal 
Steveston Community Centre

Description

Steveston Community Centre is seeking 2 volunteers to act as Garden Leads for the Steveston Educational Garden. This is an ideal position for those who are interested in being active outdoors and gardening. This can also contribute to potential leadership opportunities.

Date
Every other Saturday
(April 21, May 12 & 26, June 9 & 23, July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18 and September 8 & 22)

Time
10:00am - 12:00pm

Responsiblities
You will be responsible for weeding, pruning, general garden clean-up and maintenance of the Steveston Educational Garden. You will be maintianing and providing condition reports on the tools and equipment stored in the Tool Shed. You will be reporting to the Community Facilities Coordinator and also making recommendations on equipment and resource requirements.

Additional Information/ Requirements
A Police Information Check is required.
Must be knowledgable of use and physically capable of using gardening tools, such as a rake, shovel, broom and hand spade. Must wear clothing and footwear suitable for potentially wet and dirty work.

Additional info: An orientation is required for this opportunity. You will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator regarding date and time.


Requirements

Minimum age: 17


Address
4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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Contact Info
Isabel Wong
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: iwong2@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-8087

Tech Buddies at Richmond Public Library (Fall 2018) 
Offsite

Description

Responsibilities and Activities
Tech Buddies Volunteers deliver weekly technology assistance sessions for seniors aged 55+ at seniors' facilities in Richmond. Volunteers provide one-on-one help with common devices, including tablets, phones, eReaders, and laptops. This program is offered on a weekly basis between September - December. Each session is facilitated by a team of 2-4 volunteers.

Specific Tasks:
As part of a team of 2-4 volunteers, deliver one-on-one instructional sessions on a variety of devices to older adults once a week, in one of two seniors' facilities.
Offer advice and guidance to older adults in a patient and friendly manner, and corresponding with their needs, interests, and skill levels.
Set up and take down equipment and supplies for each session, as needed.
Assist with program evaluation and provide feedback to RPL staff in order to help us better meet the needs of the program's participants.

Skills Required:
Strong technology skills and experience using laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and/or eReaders
Flexibility and strong problem-solving skills
Experience instructing individuals in one-on-one or small group settings is an asset
Ability to perform duties independently
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with older adults and staff
This volunteer opportunity is available for English speakers as well as bilingual English and Chinese speakers. English-speaking volunteers should be able to communicate effectively in English. Bilingual volunteers should be able to communicate well in English and Mandarin/Cantonese
Ability to complete and maintain a clear criminal record assessment
Ability to complete RPL's photo waiver & liability waiver
Ability to lift up to 25lbs
Ability to arrange own transportation to one of the two program locations
Volunteers are required to receive the influenza vaccination or wear a surgical mask during flu season.

Qualities Desired:
Comfortable leading one-on-one or small group sessions
Friendly and patient demeanor
Enjoy working and interacting with older adults

Volunteers must be able to communicate effectively in English or bilingually in English and Chinese. Additional languages are an asset.

Preference given to adult and senior volunteers, and to volunteers who are able to commit to the duration of the program (September 15 December 15, 2018).

A mandatory orientation is required for all volunteers.

Additional info: Volunteers must complete and maintain a clear criminal record assessment, and complete RPL's photo waiver & liability waiver.
This volunteer position takes place outside the library. Volunteers may encounter challenging or dissatisfied participants.
Volunteers must be able to arrange their own transportation to one of the two program locations and must be able to lift up to 25lbs.
Volunteers are required to receive the influenza vaccination or wear a surgical mask during flu season.


Requirements

Minimum age: 16


Address
4088 Blundell Rd, Richmond, BC V7C 5V1 #100 7378 Gollner Ave, Richmond, BC V6Y 0H4
Richmond BC

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Contact Info
Alex Korotchenko
Community Progammer
Email: alex.korotchenko@yourlibrary.ca

Walk Leader 
Walk Richmond

Description

Walk Richmond is an initiative aimed at building a legacy of healthy lifestyles in Richmond by engaging people in life-long walking. Free guided walks for people of all ages are led by the Richmond Fitness and Wellness Association on a weekly basis throughout the year. Walk participants walk at their own pace and ability level. As a result, there is a need to have at least 3 volunteer "Walk Leaders" at each weekly walk. The purpose of the Walk Leader 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 Leader is someone who is:

-Passionate for walking and has previous experience in leadership or fitness walking
-Familiar with Richmond, and the walking routes and trails
-Friendly and enthusiastic -Is welcoming and has the communication skills needed to give clear instructions throughout the walk
-Reliable and punctual
-Able to keep a group together and motivated.

Duties of the Walk Leader:

-Be familiar with the Walk Richmond program

-Familiarize yourself with the walks

-Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately

-Arrive in good time and welcome all walkers

-Lead the walk at a measured pace which suits the group as a whole.

-Make sure the group remains together throughout the walk

It is expected that the Walk Leaders should be available to lead at least one walk per
month for at least one year. Additional opportunities for Walk Richmond volunteers include special events (ie. Doors Open, Harvestfest).

Additional info: All Walk Leader volunteers are expected to attend a 2 hour training session which will familiarize them with the Walk Richmond program, expected duties and safe walking tips. Dates and times for these training sessions are TBA. In addition, Walk Leaders must complete a Criminal Records Check and maintain current certification in First Aid and CPR. All volunteers and participants are covered by insurance through the Richmond Fitness and Wellness Association.


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Address
7551 Minoru Gate
Richmond BC

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Contact Info
Sharon Meredith
Email: walking@richmond.ca

Wellness Clinic - Nurse 
Minoru Place Activity Centre

Description

Attend Wellness Clinics a 2-4 times a month taking blood pressure, helping seniors record information, refer seniors to appropriate health resources.

Additional info: Police Information Check required and paperwork will be given to candidates
Successful application within Citywide database www.icanhelp.richmond.ca
Provide copy of non-practicing or retired RN registration
Reference check


Requirements

Minimum age: 20


Address
7660 Minoru Gate
Richmond BC, V6Y 1R9

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Contact Info
Jacqui Oostergo
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: joostergo@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-8452

Winter Hayrides - Children's Craft Table and Face Painting 
Steveston Community Centre

Description

Steveston Community Centre is seeking outgoing volunteers to assist with children's crafts activities and face painting.

Dates:
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Friday, December 7, 2018

Time:
5:30 - 9:00pm

Responsibilities
While families are awaiting their turn on the hayrides, volunteers will assist children at the Christmas craft tables and face paint.

Additional Information
Festive attire welcome! Hot Chocolate will be provided!

No criminal record check needed.


Requirements

Minimum age: 14


Address
4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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Contact Info
Isabel Wong
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: iwong2@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-8087

Winter Hayrides - Concession 
Steveston Community Centre

Description

Steveston Community Centre is seeking volunteers to assist with the Winter Hayride concession.

Dates:
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Friday December 7, 2018

Time:
5:30 - 9:00pm

Responsibilities
Volunteers will assist with the concession and hadning out food and drinks to patrons.

Additional Information
Festive attire welcome!
Hot Chocolate will be provided.
Food Safe is preferred, but not required.

No criminal record check required for this opportunity.


Requirements

Minimum age: 14


Address
4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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Contact Info
Isabel Wong
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: iwong2@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-8087

Winter Hayrides - Wagon Boarding Assistant 
Steveston Community Centre

Description

Steveston Community Centre is seeking 4 volunteers to provide assistance on the the wagons for the hayrides, as well as ensuring safety of participants and traffic management.

Dates:
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Friday, December 7, 2018

Time:
5:30 - 9:00pm

Responsibilities
Help with wagon loading and unloading, ensure safety of participants, traffic management and riding on the wagon as a safety precaution.

Additional Information
Please dress warmly and in layers as the position is primarily outdoors.
Hot Chocolate will be provided!

No criminal record check required for this opportunity.


Requirements

Minimum age: 14


Address
4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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Contact Info
Isabel Wong
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: iwong2@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-8087