City of Burnaby - Burnaby Village Museum
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.
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 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 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
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.
City of Burnaby - Recreation & Cultural Services: Camps and Playgrounds
Playgrounds: David Gray, Wesburn, Forest Glen Park
Program Coordinator: Louise Rusch 604-297-4572 or email@example.com
Camps: Byrne Creek Outdoor Camp at Ron McLean Park
Playgrounds: Cariboo Park, Ron McLean Park
Brett Boland 604-297-4831
Willingdon Heights Park
George Green Park
Lou Moro Park
Program Coordinator: Rohan Matts
Program Coordinator: Kelli Tibbles
Sports Camp Program Coordinator: Bruce McDonald
Pre-Camp, Full on Fun Program Coordinator: Diane Moran
Warner Loat Park - Camp Madawaska
Program Coordinator: Laurie Bedford
Camp Adventure Program Coordinator: Daniela Tench
Preschool Camp Program Coordinator: Christy Beattie
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
Assist Leaders in organizing activities for Preschool aged children.
Assist Leaders in organizing activities for school age children.
Assist a Leader in organizing activities for children in local parks and playgrounds.
Assist Leaders in organizing activities for children's programs at a recreation centre.
Creekside Youth Centre
Outdoor Recreation - Deer Lake
South West Area Camps and Playgrounds
Willingdon Heights Community Centre
Located at Carlton & Willingdon, the Willingdon Community Centre is a jewel in the heart of Burnaby.
- 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.
City of Burnaby - Recreation: Preschool, Children & Community
Current Volunteer Opportunities - Select 2 only
- Bill Copeland Sports Centre
- Bonsor Recreation Complex
- Cameron Recreation Centre
- Community Arts
- Edmonds Community Centre
- Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool & Fitness Centre
- Kensington Complex
- Northeast Community
- Northwest Community
- Southeast Community
- Southwest Community
- Wesburn Community Centre
- Willingdon Community Centre
- Outdoor Recreation