City of Coquitlam

City of Coquitlam - Poirier Community Centre / Centennial Activity Centre

General Volunteer Opportunities


  • Youth Committee Members

    Youth Leadership Committee is an exciting, no-cost leadership opportunity for 14-18 year olds looking to develop their leadership skills, make a positive contribution to their community and gain experience planning special events. Committee members will attend weekly meetings & help with monthly events in the community. Hours accrued can be counted towards high school volunteering hours. For more information on the POIRIER leadership committee, contact Melissa at 604-927-6041 or mfriolet@coquitlam.ca. For PINETREE leadership committee, contact Rachelle at 604-927-6904 or rskidmore@coquitlam.ca.

  • Youth Council

    This is a great opportunity to become an active community members and know what's happening in our city!


Child: Arts,Crafts and Hobbies - Please sign up for full set- week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Recreation Assistant - Art Programs (6-10 yrs)

Support three different art programs.  Art: Drawing (6-10 yrs), Art: Painting (6-10 yrs) and Art: Drawing (11-14 yrs). Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual

 

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/12/2015 3/2/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Swim, Snack, and a Show (7 yrs - 12 yrs)(Jan 17 Feb 14)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/16/2015 3/6/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Swim, Snack, and a Show (7 yrs - 12 yrs)(Jan 17 Feb 14)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/17/2015 3/7/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Creative Cooks (7 - 10 yrs)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/12/2015 3/2/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Cupcake Decorating (9 - 11 yrs)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. RESPONSIBLE FOR: • Role modeling appropriate behaviour by maintaining the dignity and integrity of Coquitlam Parks Recreation and Culture by: • Having a clean and tidy appearance • Role modeling safety and appropriate behaviour • Respecting facility, participants and staff; • Using appropriate language • Arriving prepared and on time to volunteer placement. • Ensuring that your volunteer hours are recorded • Respecting and maintaining the confidentiality of program participants • Assisting program participants in their recreation program when they need help • Assist with arts and crafts, science or sport activities • Set up and clean up of the program • Providing additional support to individuals in need • Encouraging interaction between participants and the others in their program. • Encouraging appropriate behaviour. • Actively participating in the program QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual

 

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/17/2015 3/8/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Young Scientists (6 yrs - 11 yrs)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/13/2015 3/3/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Children: Camps - Must sign up for full weeks

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Rec. Assistant- Kids on the GO (7-10) (Winter Camp)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: -MUST be able to ATTEND ENTIRE PROGRAM - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual.  Bring a swim suit and towel and a change of clothes every day.

1st Week Dates: Dec  22- 23

2nd Week Dates: Dec 29-31, Jan 2nd

 

12/22/2014 1/2/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Rec. Assistant-Kids on the GO (5-6) (Winter Camp)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: -MUST be able to ATTEND ENTIRE PROGRAM - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual.  Bring a swim suit and towel and a change of clothes every day.

1st Week Dates: Dec  22- 23

2nd Week Dates: Dec 29-31, Jan 2nd

12/22/2014 1/2/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Children: Performing Arts - Please sign up for full set- week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Recreation Assistant - Modern Dance (6-10)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/7/2015 3/4/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Muscial Theatre (4-7yrs)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

 

1/6/2015 3/3/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Muscial Theatre (8-12yrs)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/7/2015 2/25/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Children: Sports - Please sign up for full set- week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Recreation Assistant -Tennis: (7 - 10 yrs)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 16 years of age - must be a responsible individual -must have tennis experience

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/11/2015 3/1/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Basketball (6 - 8 yrs)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities.

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/13/2015 3/3/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Children's Archery Lessons: (6-8 and 9-11 yrs)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/24/2015 3/7/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Coed Soccer: (6 - 8 yrs)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

 

1/12/2015 3/2/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Coed Soccer: (6 - 8 yrs)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking.  QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/14/2015 3/4/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Coed Soccer: (9 - 11 yrs)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

 

1/12/2015 3/2/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Saturday Morning Sports Programs Selection 1 (3-10 yrs)

This position includes volunteering for three consecutive pre-school and children's sports programs.  They include Mini Boys Soccer (3-5 yrs), Mini Basketball (3-5 yrs) and Basketball (9-11 yrs). QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: -MUST be able to ATTEND ENTIRE PROGRAM - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/24/2015 3/7/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Saturday Morning Sports Programs Selection 2 (3-11yrs)

This position includes volunteering for 2 consecutive pre-school and children's sports programs.  They include Parent & Tot Soccer (2-3 yrs), Parent & Tot Sports of Sorts (2-3 yrs), Mini basketball (3-5 yrs), Basketball (6-8 yrs). QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: -MUST be able to ATTEND ENTIRE PROGRAM - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/24/2015 3/7/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Sunday Morning Sports Programs Selection 1 (3-10 yrs)

This position includes volunteering for three consecutive pre-school and children's sports programs.  They include Parent + Tot Soccer  (2-3 yrs), Parent + Tot sorts of sports (2-3yrs) and Ball Hockey (6-8 yrs). QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: -MUST be able to ATTEND ENTIRE PROGRAM - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/11/2015 3/1/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Sunday Morning Sports Programs Selection 2 (3-11yrs)

This position includes volunteering for 2 consecutive pre-school and children's sports programs.  They include Girls Soccer (3-5yrs) and Ball Hockey (9-11yrs). QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: -MUST be able to ATTEND ENTIRE PROGRAM - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/11/2015 3/1/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Preschool: Health & Fitness -Please sign up for full set- week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Recreation Assistant: Sunday Morning Gymnastics & Tot Tumbling (1-5yrs)

This volunteer opperunity is Gym Bugs Drop in and Tot Tumbling (1-5yrs)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities.

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/11/2015 3/1/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Preschool: Performing Arts - Please sign up for full set- week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Recreation Assistant - Monday Evening Dance

Includes supporting a collection of two monday evening pre-school and children's dance programs.  Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking.  QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/12/2015 3/2/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Saturday Morning Dance Programs

Includes supporting a collection of four Saturday morning pre-school and children's dance programs.  Programs include Creative Dance (3-5 yrs) x2, Dance: Hip Hop (6-10 yrs), and Dance: Hip Hop (6-10). Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/25/2015 3/1/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Preschool: Sports - Please sign up for full set- week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Recreation Assistant - Sports of Sorts: (3 - 5 yrs)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/13/2015 3/3/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant: Parent and Tot Soccer & Sports of Sorts

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities.

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/14/2015 3/4/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Youth Committees

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Poirier Youth Leadership Committee

Youth Leadership Committee is an exciting, no-cost leadership opportunity for 14-18 year olds looking to develop their leadership skills, make a positive contribution to their community and gain experience planning special events. Committee members will attend weekly meetings & help with monthly events in the community. Hours accrued can be counted towards high school volunteering hours. For more information on the POIRIER leadership committee, contact Melissa at 604-927-6041 or mfriolet@coquitlam.ca.

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  

Youth: Camps - Must sign up for full weeks

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Rec. Assistant -Youth on the GO(11-14) (Winter Camps)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: -MUST be able to ATTEND ENTIRE PROGRAM - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual.  Bring a swim suit and towel and a change of clothes every day.

1st Week Dates: Dec  22- 23

2nd Week Dates: Dec 29-31, Jan 2nd

12/22/2014 1/2/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Youth: Sports - Please sign up for full set- week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Recreation Assistant - Badminton For Youth (10-14)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 13 years of age - must be a responsible individual

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/11/2015 3/1/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Basketball (11-14)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities.

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/13/2015 3/3/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Tennis: (10-14yrs)

Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 16 years of age - must be a responsible individual -must have tennis experience

Please sign up for full set-  week of Jan 11th-Feb 1st and/or Feb 8th-Mar 1st

1/11/2015 3/1/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Mission Statement

To sustain Coquitlam's high quality of life for current and future generations, we serve the public interest through leadership, innovation and a focus on community priorities and strengths. For more information regarding Coquitlam’s Strategic Plan 2006-2021, please visit www.coquitlam.ca.
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