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(TEST) STEVESTON HISTORIC SITE SPECIAL EVENTS 
The Steveston Historic Sites

Description

Join us at this fun seasonal event! Assist with greeting visitors, counting visitors and kids crafts! Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age.
Click 'View Schedule' to sign up!


Address

BC

Contact Info
Lucy Higgs Lockie
Email: LHiggs-Lockie@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-6106

~Volunteers Needed to Compete in the Richmond City Nature Challenge!~ 
Richmond Nature Park

Description

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Ever wondered what that strange looking bug is on a log in your backyard? How about an unfamiliar flower that you see while on a walk at the dyke?

There's an app for that!

iNaturalist

This revolutionary app and website allows anyone to collect information on local plants and animals. Simply download the app and upload images of the different species you find to share and identify. Download and try iNaturalist! (Available for iPhones on the Apple App Store and Google Play for Androids)

How to use iNaturalist
Watch this short youtube video on how to use the app: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xENz1xRu0wI

What is the City Nature Challenge?
Cities around the world will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the 2020 City Nature Challenge. Download the iNaturalist app, upload your pictures and help Richmond win.

On April 24-27, 2020 Richmond is competing against cities all over the world. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to take pictures of the plants and animals within Richmond and upload them to iNaturalist during those dates.

This can be done in your yard or on your balcony if you have a bird feeder or plants that attract wildlife. If you do go to a park, please keep physical distancing in mind.

For details contact 604-238-6188 or email Aliah at apingoy@richmond.ca
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Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
11851 Westminster Hwy
Richmond BC, V6X 1B4

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Contact Info
Aliah Pingoy
Recreation Customer Service Attendant
Email: apingoy@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-6188

Clay Handbuilding - Preschool & Children - POSTPONED 
Steveston Community Centre

Description

*This program is postponed until further notice.*

Like working with your hands? Delighted leading children to express themselves creatively? You'll have a blast getting messy and inspired helping 3-5 and 5-8 year olds in clay class.

Date
Saturdays
April 18, 2020 - June 13, 2020
*Please note there is no class on May 16, 2020*

Time
9:00 - 11:45am

Responsibilities
Support children during the class, and help the instructor with set-up and take down of art materials.

Additional Information
A criminal record check is needed to volunteer in this program.


Requirements

Minimum age: 14


Address
4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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Contact Info
Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: stevestoncc@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-8080

Craft Combo - Children - POSTPONED 
Steveston Community Centre

Description

*This program is postponed until further notice.*

This is a great fit for volunteers that have a passion for the arts and enjoy working with children.

Dates
Tuesdays
April 7, 2020 - May 26, 2020

Time

3:15 - 5:15pm

Responsibilities
Volunteers will be assisting the instructor; providing assistance to children as they create a variety of crafts, and you'll lend a hand with activity set-up and take down.

Additional Information
A criminal record check needed to volunteer in this program.


Requirements

Minimum age: 14


Address
4111 Moncton Street
Richmond BC, V7E 3A8

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Contact Info
Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: stevestoncc@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-8080

Education Docent 
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Description

The Education Docent volunteer position is an opportunity to gain experience working with school students in a heritage setting. Responsibilities include: preparing program materials, setting-up / taking-down tables and chairs, assisting with student's hands-on activities, and providing interpretation of historical buildings. Successful candidates should enjoy working with students and have an interest in local history and museums. Must also be able to stand for 2 hours, tolerate noise and temperature changes.
If you are interested, please click 'Sign Up' or contact Lynsey at lli@richmond.ca or 604-238-8037.

Additional info: A police information check is required for this position.


Address
5180 Westwater Drive
Richmond BC, V7E 6P3

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Contact Info
Lucy Higgs-Lockie
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: lhiggs-lockie@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-6106

Heritage Ambassador - Britannia Shipyards (for volunteers being placed into this opportunity only) 
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Description

Share the stories of the people who lived and worked at Britannia!


Requirements

Minimum age: 13


Address
5180 Westwater Drive
Richmond BC, V7E 6P3

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Contact Info
Lynsey Li
Email: shsvolunteers@richmond.ca

Heritage Ambassador - London Heritage Farm 
London Heritage Farm

Description

Do you have a passion for Steveston's history? Do you enjoy dressing up in period costume? Become a Heritage Ambassador at London Heritage Farm!

As a Heritage Ambassador volunteer, you will share the stories of the people who lived or worked at London Heritage Farm. You will be dressed in period costumes, while demonstrating activities such as seed sorting, washing clothes with a scrub board and mangle, Victorian lawn games, and demonstrating house chores.

No experience is necessary. Volunteers will not be acting/in character. Volunteers must be 15+, outgoing, passionate about history and willing to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the public.

Get to know other volunteers and staff, meet visitors from all over the world, learn about your local history, take part in training and field trips and be entered for fun prizes!

Generally, shifts take place 11:45am-4:15pm on Saturday and Sunday. A commitment of 6 shifts from May-September is required.

To sign up:

1. Sign up for a Training shift (10:00-11:45am)
2. Sign up for a Heritage Ambassador shift on the same day (11:45-4:15pm)
3. Complete the forms sent to you after signing up, and bring them to your first shift

If you have any questions about how to sign up, call 604-238-8081 or email arienstra@richmond.ca

We hope you can join us at this picturesque site and be part of our team of heritage interpreters!


Requirements

Minimum age: 13


Address
6511 Dyke Rd
Richmond BC, V7E 3R3

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Contact Info
Anna Rienstra
Acting Recreating Leader
Email: arienstra@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-8081

Heritage Ambassador Training Session - Britannia Shipyards 
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Description

Training Session for those volunteers interested in becoming Heritage Ambassadors at Britannia Shipyards.

As a Heritage Ambassador volunteer, you will share the stories of the people who lived and worked at Britannia. You will be dressed in period costumes, while demonstrating activities such as playing cards, sewing, net mending and much more.

No experience is necessary. Volunteers will not be acting/in character. Volunteers must be 15+, passionate about history and willing to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the public.

Get to know other volunteers and staff, meet visitors from all over the world, learn about your local history, take part in training and field trips and be entered for fun prizes!

Generally, shifts take place 11:45am-4:15pm, 7 days a week. A commitment of 6 shifts from May-September is required.

To learn more, please sign up for ONE training session (by clicking 'Schedule' above), call 604-238-8037 or email shsvolunteers@richmond.ca for more information.


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
5180 Westwater Drive
Richmond BC, V7E 6P3

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Contact Info
Lynsey Li
Email: shsvolunteers@richmond.ca

Kite making facilitator June 13 - 14, 2020 
British Columbia Kite Fliers Association (BCKA)

Description

Overview:
The BCKA (British Columbia Kite Fliers Association) is a non-profit organization that promotes the making and flying of kites for all age groups throughout BC.

Event Volunteer Time Commitment:
1 or 2 days, 6.5h per day; June 13-14, 2020, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Location:
Garry Point Park, Richmond (Steveston)

Position Description:
Volunteers will be assisting child/teen to build a simple sled kite during the kite festival in Garry Point Park, Richmond, BC. The kite consists of 5 parts, and takes about 5-10 minutes to build. You will be trained on how to build the kite and work with children. There will be supervision in the workshop tent at all times. Each volunteer should be able to build +40 kites each day.

Required Skills and Experience:
Good command of the English language, patience and a sense of humor.

Benefits and Recognition:
1. Gain experience working with the public.

2. An opportunity to meet expert kite makers and flyers

3. Take home your own handmade sled kite.

4. Enjoy colorful kite displays and watch professional kite flying demos

5. Lunch, water and snacks provided.


Requirements

Minimum age: 16


Address
Garry Point Park 12011 7th Avenue
Richmond BC

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Contact Info
Anthony Tung
Email: tonytung3@hotmail.com
Phone: (604) 720-5514

Parkinson's Wellness Exercise Class - Seniors - POSTPONED 
Steveston Community Centre

Description

*This program is postponed until further notice.*

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
Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator
Email: stevestoncc@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 238-8080

Richmond Aquatics Volunteer 
Minoru Aquatic Centre

Description

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, aquatic centres are closed. We will continue to take in new applications, but will not have any available opportunities to sign up for until further notice.

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

-assisting Red Cross swimming lessons
-assisting Adapted swimming lessons
-shadow lifeguarding, and
-hosting special events

This is a great way to develop your interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills.

Volunteer Requirements:

-Bronze Cross and
-Water Safety Instructor Prep certificates.

Qualified volunteers will be contacted for their certificates and criminal record clearance will be required. Successful candidates will be invited to attend an orientation to learn about the responsibilities and standards for Richmond Aquatics Volunteers.

NOTE: Please ensure you enter your water safety credentials into the second half of the online application form (please disregard the "Stop" prompt.)

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


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Address
7560 Minoru Gate
Richmond BC, V6Y 1R9

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Contact Info
Julie and Darren
Email: aquavolunteer@richmond.ca, dchen@richmond.ca
Phone: (604) 448-5369

RYBL Basketball Coach -Spring League 
Richmond Youth Basketball League

Description

*Please note the dates have been changed due Covid-19 developments. Spring League will now begin in May *Subject to change*

Volunteer Head Coach


Richmond Youth Basketball League is looking for volunteer head coaches for the 2020 Spring League Season



The commitment level is as follows:

Tuesday Spring League
Grade 4/5 and 6/7 Co-ed Leagues (May 12th-June 23rd)

*Grade 4/5 Sessions will be from 6pm-7:30pm
*Grade 6/7 Sessions will be from 7:40pm-9:10pm
*You may choose between the two age groups.



Saturday Spring League
Grade 4-5 (May 16th- June 20th)
Sessions will be from 10am-1130am

Grade 6/7
Sessions will be from 1140am-110pm
*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
Phone: (778) 999-0197

RYBL Basketball Scorekeeper 
Richmond Youth Basketball League

Description

*Please note the dates have been changed due Covid-19 developments. Spring League will begin in May *Subject to change*


Richmond Youth Basketball League is looking for volunteer scorekeepers for the Steve Nash Youth Basketball League during Spring League 2020



The commitment level is as follows:
Saturday Spring League
(May 16th- June 20th)
10am-1130am
1110am-110pm
*May choose between either or both shifts.

Tuesday Spring League
May 12th- June 23rd
6pm-730pm
740pm-910pm
*May choose between one or both shifts

Training will be provided.


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

Additional info: Criminal Record Check Required
Volunteers must be 14 years or older


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

Seed Librarian 
Richmond Food Security Society

Description

Volunteer as a seed librarian helping to protect Richmond's seed diversity and food security. Educate the public on how to save seeds and why it's so important at seed librarian events. Be a steward of the environment and help make meaningful change.

Full training and support will be provided. Training will be in late February.

You can find out more about the opportunity on our website at richmondfoodsecurity.org/volunteer-opporunities

Additional info: Interest in the environment, gardening, educating the public, good communication skills


Requirements

Minimum age: 16


Address
100-7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond BC, V6Y 1R9

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Contact Info
Richmond Food Security Society
Email: coordinator@richmondfoodsecurity.org
Cell: (604) 244-7377

Walk Leader 
Walk Richmond

Description

(Postponed) 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