City of Port Coquitlam - Skating & Bike Programs


Welcome to the City of Port Coquitlam – Skating & Bike Programs 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 Skating & Bike 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 Skating program volunteers will typically take place each January and August, while recruitment for Bike program volunteers will usually take place each March and June.

Step 1: Review Eligibility

To apply to be an Skating program 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 Skating & Bike program 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 the Volunteer Services.

Contact us:

Volunteer Services

volunteer@portcoquitlam.ca

604-927-7953

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Volunteer Opportunities

Learn to Skate Program Volunteer

Learn to Skate Program Volunteers assist in providing technical and fun instruction to participants ages 3 to 12 as they develop basic ice skating skills in a fun and supportive environment. Volunteers help to increase the amount of attention we can pay to each child, improving the quality of programs and building children’s connections to their community.

Requirements:

  • 14 years of age or older
  • Able to skate at an intermediate level: forwards and backwards with good balance and control, and to make a controlled stop.
  • Previous experience working with children an asset
  • Previous experience with ice sports an asset
  • Fluent in spoken English (fluency in a second language is an asset)

Seasons: Winter, Spring, Fall

Skate Lobby Host

Skate Lobby Hosts help to welcome participants and assist them in getting onto the ice in a safe and timely manner. Tasks may include welcoming visitors and providing directions, directing visitors with questions about program registrations to the Customer Service Desk and helping participants to tie skates and secure helmets. 

Requirements:

  • 14 years of age or older
  • Previous customer service experience an asset
  • Previous experience with ice sports an asset
  • Fluent in spoken English (fluency in a second language is an asset)

Seasons: Winter, Fall

Skate Day Camps

Skate Day Camp Volunteers help children ages 6-10 gain confidence and experience a variety of physical ice activities at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre, as they learn and strengthen FUNdamental skating skills and play ice sports. Volunteers will also help facilitate a variety of creative activities off the ice. Skate Day Camps typically run on Pro D Days and during Spring and Summer Break.

Requirements:

  • 14 years of age or older
  • Able to skate at an intermediate level: forwards and backwards with good balance and control, and to make a controlled stop.
  • Previous experience working with children an asset
  • Previous experience with ice sports an asset
  • Fluent in spoken English (fluency in a second language is an asset)

Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

1/2 DAY SKATE CAMPS (WINTER 2023)

Activity Shifts Start End
1/2 Day Skate and Fun Camp 1 2/24/2023 2/24/2023

LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAMS (SPRING 2023)

Activity Shifts Start End
Monday Skate Lessons 14 4/3/2023 5/15/2023
Wednesday Skate Lessons 14 4/5/2023 5/17/2023

LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAMS (WINTER 2023)

Activity Shifts Start End
Friday Skate Lessons 5 2/3/2023 3/3/2023
Friday Skate Lobby Host 5 2/3/2023 3/3/2023
Monday Skate Lessons 6 1/30/2023 2/13/2023
Monday Skate Lobby Host 6 1/30/2023 2/13/2023
Sunday Skate Lessons 9 1/29/2023 2/12/2023
Wednesday Skate Lessons 10 2/1/2023 3/8/2023
Wednesday Skate Lobby Host 10 2/1/2023 3/8/2023

LITTLE SPROCKETS- FIRST GEAR (SPRING 2023)

Activity Shifts Start End
Little Sprockets First Gear 8 4/11/2023 5/4/2023

LITTLE SPROCKETS- SECOND GEAR (SPRING (2023)

Activity Shifts Start End
Little Sprockets Second Gear 8 5/9/2023 6/1/2023

SKATE CAMPS (SPRING 2023)

Activity Shifts Start End
1/2 Day Skate and Fun Camp 1 4/21/2023 4/21/2023
Skate, Bike, Swim Pro D Day Camp 1 4/21/2023 4/21/2023

SPRING BREAK CAMPS 2023

Activity Shifts Start End
1/2 Day Skate and Fun Spring Break Camp - Week 1 5 3/13/2023 3/17/2023
1/2 Day Skate and Fun Spring Break Camp - Week 2 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.