When the snow starts to fall, Coquitlam’s Snow Angels slide in to action.
The City is ramping up its annual recruitment of volunteers ready to shovel snow for those in the community who are unable to clear the sidewalks next to their home, as required in the City’s boulevard maintenance bylaw.
Snow Angels are only required to clear City sidewalks – not private walkways and driveways – from one to two assigned homes. Shoveling must be completed within 10 hours after the end of every snowfall.
Volunteers are needed throughout Coquitlam – Apply Now.
Through the Adopt-a-Trail or Adopt-a-Street programs, volunteers clean up a stretch of trail or road at least once a week (monthly in winter) with equipment provided by the City. They also serve as the City’s eyes and ears, reporting problems, hazards or vandalism they see along the way. Join as an individual or make it a family activity.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Coquitlam Animal Shelter. We have currently put a hold on our recruitment for new volunteers at the Animal Shelter. This is due to a consistent low number of dogs that are available for adoption. The public is welcome to come and visit with the cats at the Animal Shelter when the Shelter is open to the public.
We encourage you to consider other volunteer opportunities within the City of Coquitlam.
The Rescue Readers program is open to all ages and is a great way to help children practice their reading skills, or for adults to take a break from their busy lives! The Rescue Readers Program is currently available on Sundays from 12 to 3 pm, by appointment. There are two options for our visiting readers; you can sit with our adoptable cats or spend time with our small animals.
We want to remind parents that this is not a drop-off program, and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We welcome you to bring your own book, or choose from the selection we have available.
Reading slots are 30 minutes each, starting at noon Space is limited to four people, so we don’t overwhelm our animals. To make an appointment, please contact the shelter at 604-927-7386, as space is limited.
Volunteering with the Coquitlam RCMP is a great way to:
We have five volunteer programs:
Brighten a local senior’s day with a letter, poem, drawing or anything bearing a positive message. Submissions received are distributed to seniors who have signed up for the City’s Meals for Seniors delivery program. To participate, simply email us a letter or scanned image.
Interested in volunteering with our Park Spark team? Inquire about our current volunteer opportunities by emailing a Park Spark Program Leader.
To sign up, email the Program Coordinator and state which park you are interested in.
From there you’ll need to complete the Statement of Commitment and Release and Waiver Form (these forms will be sent to you).
Team up with Park Spark and help grow food to share with the community.
Email the Program Coordinator for more information.
Join the Park Spark Youth Activity Committee and share your ideas towards the development of outdoor youth spaces. Create opportunities and activities for youth to participate in local parks.
Email the Program Coordinator to get involved.
Join the Outdoor Youth Sport Committee and provide input and leadership in the development and activation of a variety of outdoor sport drop-ins and pop-ups in Coquitlam Parks.
Email the Program Coordinator to get involved.
We are looking for volunteers to provide social contact to isolated seniors living in Coquitlam. The volunteer will provide companionship and a supportive listening ear to a senior in need of a friend. Our volunteers are carefully matched with senior clients who will receive a regular phone call.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, gain valuable experience, have fun and get involved in your community. Volunteer your time:
Ready to see what’s available? Check out our current volunteer opportunities. We are always looking for new program ideas. If you have a skill you would like to share, email Community Services Staff.
Sign up using our volunteer portal.
For more information about volunteering contact:
Community Services Coordinator
Email Volunteer Program
Volunteer to assist with a variety of programs provided at Coquitlam community centres.Link to page
If you love the outdoors, Coquitlam has a variety of volunteer opportunities related to outdoor recreation and conservation.Link to page
Find volunteer opportunities with Coquitlam law enforcement, safety and emergency preparedness agencies.Link to page
Assist the City of Coquitlam with a variety of programs and services provided at the City's sports, leisure and aquatic complexes.Link to page
The City of Coquitlam hosts a variety of special events and celebrations throughout the year. One of the largest is the annual Canada Day Celebration. Volunteers assist with the set-up and take-down of exhibits and assist with entertainment, food and clean-up.Link to page
The City recruits to fill positions on advisory and statutory committees and boards on an annual basis (typically in the fall) or when a vacancy arises.Link to page