City of Port Coquitlam - Arts and Culture


Welcome to the City of Port Coquitlam – Arts & Culture page on MyVolunteerPage.com.

Volunteers play an important role in our Recreation programs and events. For information about the types of opportunities available in this area, check out the Volunteer Opportunities below.

Our Arts & Culture programs are based out of:

Applying to Volunteer

Interested in joining our volunteer team? Check out the application process below, the click the “Fill in an application” button to get started.

Please note: interviews will take place seasonally, based on program needs. Recruitment for Arts & Culture volunteers will typically take place each January, March and June.

Step 1: Review Eligibility

To apply to be an Arts & Culture volunteer, you must be:

  • 14 years or older
  • Eligible to volunteer in Canada (check your travel documents, if applicable)

Step 2: Apply

  • Fill in an application
  • Attend an interview
  • Submit 2 references
  • Complete a Police Information Check
Step 3: Getting Started
  • All volunteers must complete a Volunteer Orientation. Some positions may require additional training prior to their first shift. Your Volunteer Orientation will include an introduction to your Volunteer Supervisor and the facility in which you’ll be volunteering.
  • Following your Volunteer Orientation, you will officially be a member of the Arts & Culture volunteer team, and you will be able to sign up for volunteer opportunities using MyVolunteerPage.
  • This process can take up to 6 weeks, so we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Volunteer opportunities are posted seasonally in line with the City's Leisure Guide.

For more information about other volunteer opportunities with the City of Port Coquitlam, please visit our website at www.portcoquitlam.ca/volunteer or contact Volunteer Services.

Contact us:

Volunteer Services

volunteer@portcoquitlam.ca

604-927-7953

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Volunteer Opportunities

Children's Art Camps

Assist in delivering high-quality Art Camps for children ages 5.5 - 12. Opportunities are available throughout the year based on School District 43 breaks, including Pro D Days, Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer Break. This is a great opportunity to build leadership skills and learn more about the Arts.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 15 years of age
  • Experience working with children an asset
  • Fluent in spoken English (fluency in a second language is an asset)

Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer

Public Art Engagement

Support local artists and City staff in the creation and activation of public art. Roles may include assisting artists with the creation of public art, engaging community participants in public art activities, or providing information to visitors about a public art piece or activity.  

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 15 years of age
  • Interested in the Arts
  • Customer service experience an asset
  • Fluent in spoken English (fluency in a second language is an asset)

Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Family Art Assistant

Help families make art together in a free-flowing, creative studio. Each week, the class will explore a different theme using a variety of materials. Volunteers may assist Recreation staff with setting up supplies and materials, providing guidance and support, and helping to keep younger family members engaged.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 15 years of age
  • Experience working with children an asset
  • Fluent in spoken English (fluency in a second language is an asset)

Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

PRO D DAY ART CAMP (WINTER 2023)

Activity Shifts Start End
Pro D Day Arts Camp - February 24 (5.5-10yr) 1 2/24/2023 2/24/2023
Pro D Day Arts Camp - February 24 (8-12yr) 1 2/24/2023 2/24/2023

SPRING BREAK ARTS CAMP 2023

Activity Shifts Start End
Spring Break Arts Camp 2022 - Week 1 - March 13 - 17 (5.5-7yr) 0 3/13/2023 3/17/2023
Spring Break Arts Camp 2022 - Week 2 - March 20 - 24 (5.5-7yr) 5 3/20/2023 3/24/2023
Spring Break Arts Camp 2022 - Week 2 - March 20 - 24 (8-12yr) 5 3/20/2023 3/24/2023

Our Volunteer Philosophy

Volunteers play an important role in delivering high quality recreation and community programs and in doing so, help to create a healthy, vibrant, and caring community.

The City of Port Coquitlam strives to create meaningful volunteer opportunities that engage participants, foster leadership skills and build community connections.