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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.


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: Children Programs

Volunteer Opportunities - Locations

Northeast Community

Cameron Recreation Complex
(9523 Cameron Street)

Laurie Bedford


Children's program volunteer opportunities may be available at the following Elementary Schools and/or  other locations in this community:

  • Cameron
  • Lyndhurst
  • Montecito
  • Sperling
  • Stoney Creek
  • Westridge
  • Seaforth
  • University Highlands 



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City of Burnaby - Recreation: Camps and Playgrounds

General Interests

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


Bonsor Recreation Complex

Program Coordinator:

Nicole Fleury




Camp Madawaska

          Warner Loat Park 

Program Coordinator:

Laurie 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.

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.

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City of Burnaby - Recreation: Edmonds Seniors 55+

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Special Events

Assist on the day of at a Edmonds Senior Society Special Event. Help with set-up, serving and take-down during the event.

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