Recreation & Community

Volunteering with Parks, Recreation and Culture Services

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, gain valuable experience, have fun and get involved in your community.  Volunteer your time: in swimming or skating lessons, with festivals and events, as a host or as a meet and greeter, as a recreation assistant in sports, arts & craft programs or day camps, on a youth committee or council, with food services at the 50+ pavilions.  These are some of the many opportunities available.

volunteersVolunteer Opportunities

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, contact Community Services Staff at​


Volunteer Requirements│

1. Create a Volunteer Profile – Click here to create a volunteer profile. You will use this profile to see what opportunities are available, sign up for volunteer shifts and track your hours. Minimum age to volunteer is 13 years old.

2. Provide References – While creating volunteer profile, provide two references for Volunteer Services to contact to help us learn more a little more about your skills and experiences.References should be over the age of 19 and not a relative.

3. Complete a Police Information Check – All volunteers are required to submit a Police Information Check.  A link to print the forms will be provided to you upon creating a volunteer profile. There is no cost for prospective volunteers.

4. Attend an Orientation Session – After successfully completing the reference and Police Information Checks, you will receive an invite to attend an orientation session. At the orientation you will learn about volunteer roles and expectations as well as how to sign up for volunteer opportunities.

For more information about volunteering contact:

Community Services Coordinator
Phone: 604-927-6922
Fax: 604-927-4395

Coquitlam Youth Councils and Youth Program Committees

Coquitlam Youth Council (CYC) ​– The ​'Voice​' of ​Youth

We provide ideas, feedback, and suggestions on city-wide initiatives, programs, and current issues 
facing youth in Coquitlam. We connect with our peers, gather opinions, and advocate for a youth-friendly community.

CYC meets every 2nd Wednesday from 4 – 5 p.m. beginning  Sept​. 26 and continues through the end of June. 

To apply, contact to set up a brief interview. 

Coquitlam Youth Council Applicants

Coquitlam Youth Council is looking for new members—like you!
Have your voice heard and make a difference! Youth Council members provide feedback, ideas and suggestions on city-wide initiatives, programs and issues facing youth in Coquitlam. Join us to learn more and apply. A brief interview will be a part of the application process. Open to students in Grade 10-12.

Wednesday, Sept. 11
4 – 6 p.m. 
Pinetree Community Centre
@ The Landing Youth Centre

For more information about Coquitlam Youth Council and Youth Leadership Committees, please contact:

Tara Berdej

Phone: 604-927-6903