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City of Burnaby - Burnaby Art Gallery

General Interests

Art Assistant for Programs

This is a great opportunity for people who are interested in art making and would like to get more experience working with a professional artist instructor!

Art Assistance will be responsible for assisting with set-up and cleanup for arts programs for participants of all ages, as well as assisting instructor and participants with art projects. Should be comfortable interacting with participants in a positive and encouraging way. 


Community Arts Assistant

Join our talented instructors at various locations as we celebrate with some sunshine and artmaking! Assist an artist with a block printing project or a community art project and help to greet the public with information about our programs and the gallery.

Duties include set-up and cleanup for hands-on arts programs for participants of all ages, assisting instructor and participants with art projects, and should be comfortable interacting with children, seniors and/or adults.


Special Events and Receptions

Assists with gallery special events/exhibition openings and programs, or occasional weekday art programs including room set up, food preparation that includes cutting and displaying food, tea or drinks preparation, hosting, serving and taking stats of patrons. 

Duties include set-up and cleanup for opening receptions and artist talks, as well as directing and interacting with the public. 

Tour Guide for School Groups

This volunteer opportunity includes working with an instructor to lead a guided tour of part of the current exhibit. Should be comfortable with public speaking, leading a group of children and adults, and assisting with preparing and clean-up of art projects.

Please note, attendance is required in tour training and you will be responsible for understanding and being able to communicate the tour content for each exhibit. 

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City of Burnaby - Burnaby Village Museum

Volunteer Opportunities (Please choose at least one opportunity)


Working as part of the Burnaby Village Museum camps team, volunteers ensure that children ages 5-12 gain an appreciation of the Museum and local history. Camps usually run at Spring Break and during July and August. Camp Volunteers meet and greet participants and interact with children throughout the day. Camp Volunteers prepare and assist with crafts and participate in games and other heritage activities. Volunteers may be asked to work with individual participants or with groups of children.

Exhibit and Activity Interpretation

Exhibit Interpreters assist on site when the Museum is open to the general public, usually from May-September and November through to early January.  Volunteers dress in Burnaby Village Museum shirts and are usually stationed in homes and businesses in the Village. They make visitors feel welcome and engage them in learning through informal conversations. These volunteers may also lead interpretive activities for the general public, which may also involve the volunteer dressing in historical costume.

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City of Burnaby - Recreation: Camps and Playgrounds

General Interests

South West Area Camps & Parks

Camps:  Wesburn - Burnaby Summer Camp

Program Coordinator: 

Jessica Henderson

604-297-4572 or jessica.henderson@burnaby.ca

Volunteers will assist the leaders in facilitating activities for children in our camp. 

South East Area Camps & Parks

Camps:  Byrne Creek Outdoor Camp at Ron McLean Park

Program Coordinator: 

Brett Boland

604-297-4831 or brett.boland@burnaby.ca


Bill Copeland Sports Centre

Program Coordinator: 

Riley Kada-Wong



Bonsor Recreation Complex

Program Coordinator:

Nicole Fleury




Cameron Recreation Complex

Program Coordinator:

Ashif Gulamhusein




Camp Madawaska

          Warner Loat Park 

Program Coordinator:

Laurie Bedford





Camp Madawaska Leadership

Program Coordinator:

Melissa Meehan



Edmonds Community Centre

Program Coordinator:

Jeremy Finlay






Kensington Complex

Program Coordinator:

Kathryn Carriss



Willingdon Community Centre

Program Coordinator: 

Colmar Satchwell



Burnaby Village Museum

Program Coordinator:

Kate Procopio



Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Program Coordinator:

Leah Bedford



Deer Lake Beach Camps

Program Coordinator: 

Jamie Barber

604-294-7224, jamie.barber@burnaby.ca


Riverway Sports Complex

Program Coordinator: 

Jamie Barber

604-294-7224, jamie.barber@burnaby.ca

Swangard Stadium

Program Coordinator: 

Jamie Barber

604-294-7224, jamie.barber@burnaby.ca


Playgrounds:  Brentwood Park; Cariboo Park; David Gray Park; Forest Glen Park; George Green Park;  Lou Moro Park; McGill Park; Ron Mclean Park; Willingdon Heights Park.

Program Coordinator: 

Stacy Hemmerling at 604-297-4531 or stacy.hemmerling@burnaby.ca

Volunteers will assist a Leader in facilitating activities for children in local parks.

Christine Sinclair Community Centre

Program Coordinator:

Mark Frouws



Rosemary Brown Recreation Centre


Camps: Rosemary Brown Recreation Centre - Burnaby Summer Camp

Program Coordinator: 

Samantha Morrison



Confederation Sports Complex

Sohen Gill Sport Box at Confederation Park

Camps: Athletic Adventures Camp

Program Coordinator:

Pamela Malicki



Camp Madawaska Leadership

Camp Madawaska Leadership Camp is a unique program that combines outdoor adventures like archery, capture the flag and outdoor cooking with leadership development. Location is at Creekside Youth Centre on Mondays, Warner Loat Park on Tues/Wed/Fri and Deer Lake on Thurs. Volunteer shifts are from 9:45am-4:15pm daily.

Volunteers must be 16yrs or older and have a genuine interest in working with pre-teens in a leadership environment. Volunteers are also required to attend Camp Madawaska orientation and canoe training (Date TBA).

For more information please contact Melissa Meehan @ 604-294-7607. Thank you.

Willingdon Heights Community Centre

Located at Carlton & Willingdon, the Willingdon Community Centre is a jewel in the heart of Burnaby.

Programs include:

  • Licensed Preschool
  • Arts, game & sport programs for children
  • Table Tennis
  • Weight Room with Cardio
  • Fitness Classes
  • Pro-D Day Camps
  • Summer Camps

Please visit www.burnaby.ca for program and schedule information. If you require assistance, call 604.297.4526.

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City of Burnaby - Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Choose one or both areas of interest:

Fine Arts Program Assistant

The Shadbolt Centre offers volunteer opportunities throughout the year in Fine Arts programs such as Summer Camps, Art Workshops, Special Events, and Community Events.

Shadbolt Theatre Usher

Enrich the patron experience and promote safety and comfort for our Theatre guests. Shows take place throughout the year in two theatres at the Shadbolt Centre.

NOTE: We are not doing intake for new Shadbolt Theatre volunteers at this time. Please feel free to submit your application and we will contact you when Theatre opportunities become available.

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