City of Port Coquitlam - Children Services


Welcome to the City of Port Coquitlam – Children Services 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 Children Services 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 Children Services volunteers will typically take place each March, June and December.

Step 1: Review Eligibility

To apply to be a Children Services 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 Children Services 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

Afterschool Active

Afterschool Active includes 60 minutes of active play time in the gymnasium. Programs at Port Coquitlam Community Centre may also include swimming in the Leisure Pool. Volunteers play an active role in supporting children ages 7 to 10 as they learn the FUNdamentals of various sports and games.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 14 years of age
  • Experience working with children is an asset
  • Basic knowledge of various sports
  • Fluent in spoken English (fluency in a second language is an asset)

Seasons: Winter, Spring, Fall

Children's Pro D Day Camps

Come play with us! During our Pro D Day camps, volunteers assist leaders in supporting children ages 5-7 or 8-10 years in a variety of activities throughout the day including Sports Hall games, crafts, and nature walks. Pro D Day Camps take place on most district-wide professional development days for School District 43.  

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 15 years of age
  • Previous experience working with children ages 5-10
  • Knowledge of children’s games and activities
  • Fluent in spoken English (fluency in a second language is an asset)
  • High Five certification is an asset

Seasons: Winter, Spring, Fall

Children's Day Camps

Come play with us! During our Jr. Explorers (ages 5-7) and Explorers (ages 8-10) day camps, volunteers assist staff and children as they explore trails around Hyde Creek, play games and activities at local parks and make new friends. Camps focus on teaching life-long skills like creativity and problem-solving. Camps will include swimming, and some Camps may include field trips to local attractions.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 15 years of age
  • Previous experience working with children ages 5-10
  • Knowledge of children’s games and activities
  • Fluent in spoken English (fluency in a second language is an asset)
  • High Five certification is an asset

Seasons: Spring Break, Summer Break, Winter Break

Swim, Play, Pizza Volunteer

It's just as fun as it sounds! Spend Friday evening assisting Children’s Services staff in engaging children ages 7-10 in swimming, sharing pizza and playing in the Children’s centre for some active fun.

Requirements:

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

Seasons: Winter, Spring, Fall

AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVE @ HYDE CREEK (WINTER 2023)

Activity Shifts Start End
Kids in the Kitchen (6 - 10 yrs) - Wednesday 6 2/1/2023 3/8/2023
Basketball (6 - 10 yrs) - Friday 5 2/3/2023 3/10/2023
Kids in the Kitchen (6 - 10 yrs) - Monday 4 1/30/2023 3/6/2023
Soccer (6 - 10 yrs) - Wednesday 6 2/1/2023 3/8/2023

AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVE @ PCCC (WINTER 2023)

Activity Shifts Start End
Basketball (6 - 10 yrs) - Tuesday 6 1/31/2023 3/7/2023
Soccer (6 -10 yrs) - Monday 5 1/30/2023 3/6/2023

PRO D DAY CAMPS @ HYDE CREEK (WINTER 2023)

Activity Shifts Start End
Explorers Pro D Day Camp - February 24, 2023 1 2/24/2023 2/24/2023
Junior Explorers Pro D Day Camp - February 24, 2023 1 2/24/2023 2/24/2023

SPRING BREAK CAMPS @ HYDE CREEK (SPRING 2023)

Activity Shifts Start End
Explorers (8 - 10 yrs) - Week 2 - March 20 - 24, 2023 5 3/20/2023 3/24/2023
Explorers (8-10 yrs) - Week 1 - March 13 - 17, 2023 5 3/13/2023 3/17/2023
Junior Explorers (5 - 7 yrs) - Week 1 - March 13 - 17, 2023 5 3/13/2023 3/17/2023
Junior Explorers (5 - 7 yrs) - Week 2 - March 20 - 24, 2023 5 3/20/2023 3/24/2023

SWIM PLAY PIZZA @ HYDE CREEK (WINTER 2023)

Activity Shifts Start End
Swim Play Pizza (7-10yrs) 0 1/27/2023 3/31/2023

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.