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City of Burnaby - Burnaby Art Gallery

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City of Burnaby - Burnaby Village Museum

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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.


BVM Collection

Collections volunteers help the Museum to continually digitize our ephemera collection (brochures, certificates, postcards, paper records) and refine information in our database. This work involves using a scanner and editing Excel spreadsheets. This work is best suited to volunteers with attention to detail, passion for accuracy and an temperament for repetition. Volunteers receive direction from the Assistant Curator.


Under the direction of the Conservator, volunteers repair, maintain and sometimes operate vintage cars from the Museum’s collection. This category also includes volunteers who repair, maintain and sometimes operate steam equipment and mechanized musical instruments.


Costumed Interpretation

Costumed 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 costume 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.


Under the direction of the Assistant Curator, research volunteers conduct collections-based research online, related to objects in the collections storage and in the Village. 

School Programs


School Program Volunteers are trained to give specific set programs, which are designed to complement the BC curriculum. School programs generally run September-November and January-April. School Program Volunteers dress in costume, lead school children and ESL

Sewing Circle

Working under the direction of the Costume Coordinator, Sewing Circle Volunteers use a sewing machine and a Serger to perform tasks related to the museum’s costuming department.  This may include but is not limited to hand sewing, ironing, needle work, mending and other tasks as required.  

Special Events

Special Event Volunteers may be asked to lead children’s crafts, run heritage games, and welcome and orient visitors to the site. Special Event Volunteers also work behind the scenes to prepare craft and heritage activities.

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City of Burnaby - Recreation & Cultural Services: Camps and Playgrounds

General Interests

1A. South West Area Camps & Playgrounds

Camps:  Wesburn

Playgrounds:  David Gray, Wesburn, Forest Glen Park

Program Coordinator:  Louise Rusch 604-297-4572 or louise.rusch@burnaby.ca

1B. South East Area Camps & Playgrounds

Camps:  Byrne Creek Outdoor Camp at Ron McLean Park

Playgrounds: Cariboo Park, Ron McLean Park

Program Coordinator: 

Brett Boland 604-297-4831

1C. North West Area Camps & Playgrounds


Confederation Park



McGill Park

Willingdon Heights Park

George Green Park

Brentwood Park

Lou Moro Park


Program Coordinator: Rohan Matts


1D. Bill Copeland Sports Centre

Program Coordinator: Arlene Hughes

1E. Bonsor Recreation Complex

Program Coordinator: Kelli Tibbles




1F. Cameron Recreation Complex

Sports Camp Program Coordinator: Bruce McDonald

Pre-Camp, Full on Fun Program Coordinator: Diane Moran

1G. Camp Madawaska


Warner Loat Park - Camp Madawaska

Program Coordinator: Laurie Bedford


1H. Creekside Youth Centre

Program Coordinator: Vince Kwong

1I. Edmonds Community Centre

Camp Adventure Program Coordinator: Daniela Tench

Preschool Camp Program Coordinator: Christy Beattie


1J. Kensington Complex

Program Coordinator: Kathryn Cariss

1L. Burnaby Art Gallery

Program Coordinator: Parm Johal

1M. Burnaby Village Museum

Program Coordinator: Kate Procopio

1N. Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Volunteer Administrator: Caragh Robinsmith

1P. Outdoor Recreation

Opportunities include:

Spring Break and Summer Camps Monday - Friday

1 day Pro D Day Camps

1 day per week canoeing day camps in the summer

Program Coordinator:  Jamie Barber 604-294-7224


1Q. Swangard Stadium


- Week long children's sports summer camp 

2A. Preschool Age group 3 - 5 years

Assist Leaders in organizing activities for Preschool aged children.

2B. Children Age group 6 - 12 years

Assist Leaders in organizing activities for school age children.

2C. Playgrounds

Assist a Leader in organizing activities for children in local parks and playgrounds.

2D. Recreation Centres

Assist Leaders in organizing activities for children's programs at a recreation centre.

2F. Sports Camps

Assist Leaders in organizing sport activities at summer camps.

2G. Art Camps

Assist Leaders in organizing arts & crafts.

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

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