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.


Children: Arts, Crafts & Hobbies

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Recreation Assistant - Art Classes

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

9/29/2014 12/8/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
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. RESPONSIBLE FOR: • Role modeling appropriate behaviour by maintaining the dignity and integrity of Coquitlam Leisure and Parks 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

10/2/2014 12/4/2014 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. 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

10/4/2014 11/1/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Art Expression

Support three different art 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 be a responsible individual

10/1/2014 12/3/2014 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. 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

9/29/2014 12/1/2014 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. RESPONSIBLE FOR: • Role modeling appropriate behaviour by maintaining the dignity and integrity of Coquitlam Leisure and Parks 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

9/30/2014 12/9/2014 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) (Strike Camp)

A week long camp full of cooperative games and activities, sports, arts, crafts and much more. 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: -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 DRESS: Please dress in weather appropriate clothing. Volunteer shirts must be worn; shoes should be close heeled and close toed.  Bring a swim suit and towel and a change of clothes every day. Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle and snacks as the camp moves around quite a bit. Be prepared to be outdoors. If you are not a current volunteer for the City of Coquitlam contact Volunteer Services at volunteers@coquitlam.ca for information on how to apply.

9/2/2014 9/12/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Rec. Assistant-Kids on the GO (5-6) (Strike Camp)

A week long camp full of cooperative games and activities, sports, arts, crafts and much more. 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: -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 DRESS: Please dress in weather appropriate clothing. Volunteer shirts must be worn; shoes should be close heeled and close toed.  Bring a swim suit and towel and a change of clothes every day. Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle and snacks as the camp moves around quite a bit. Be prepared to be outdoors. If you are not a current volunteer for the City of Coquitlam contact Volunteer Services at volunteers@coquitlam.ca for information on how to apply.

9/2/2014 9/12/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Children: Performing Arts

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Recreation Assistant - Guitar Lessons (7-8 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. 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 a responsible individual

9/30/2014 10/28/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Recreation Assistant - Guitar Lessons (9-10 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. 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 a responsible individual

9/30/2014 10/28/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
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. 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 a responsible individual

10/1/2014 12/3/2014 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. 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 a responsible individual

9/30/2014 12/9/2014 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. 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 a responsible individual

9/30/2014 12/2/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Preschool: Performing Arts

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

9/29/2014 12/8/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Preschool: Sports

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Recreation Assistant - Sunday Preschool Tumbling

A week long camp full of sport specific games and activities and much more. Function: To provide support and extra direction for participants in programs, and to assist the Program Instructor(s) in the set-up, running and clean up of activities. Programs may include sports, games and gym activities. 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: -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 DRESS: Please dress in weather appropriate clothing. Volunteer shirts must be worn; shoes should be close heeled and close toed. Please bring a water bottle and snacks as the camp. **This is a NUT FREE FACILITY**. If you are not a current volunteer for the City of Coquitlam contact Volunteer Services at volunteers@coquitlam.ca for information on how to apply.

9/28/2014 12/7/2014 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

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

A week long camp full of cooperative games and activities, sports, arts, crafts and much more. 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: -MUST be able to ATTEND ENTIRE PROGRAM - enjoy working with preschoolers and school age children - must be at least 16 years of age - must be a responsible individual DRESS: Please dress in weather appropriate clothing. Volunteer shirts must be worn; shoes should be close heeled and close toed.  Bring a swim suit and towel and a change of clothes every day. Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle and snacks as the camp moves around quite a bit. Be prepared to be outdoors. If you are not a current volunteer for the City of Coquitlam contact Volunteer Services at volunteers@coquitlam.ca for information on how to apply.

9/2/2014 9/12/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Youth: Performing Arts

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Recreation Assistant - Guitar Lessons (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. 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 a responsible individual

9/30/2014 10/28/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

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