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|“The City of Richmond is the only Power Smart Certified municipality in BC because of all the sustainability initiatives we’re a part of. We realize the value in protecting the environment by being socially responsible and minimizing global warming.”
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Community Partners and Advisory Groups
City employees work in partnership and in consultation with numerous Volunteer Boards and Advisory Groups.
In Richmond, many community programs and services are made possible through a partnership between the City and our community associations. Please visit our Community Partners page to see a list of volunteer boards.
Employment opportunities for all Community Association and Gateway Theatre positions are not City of Richmond positions. Such job vacancies are administered independently through each association. To view Community Association or Gateway Theatre job postings pleas visit Community Association Opportunities.
|“The City continues to show real leadership on key issues facing our community today whether it is environmental or social. They are also inclusive in providing opportunities for citizens, staff, and volunteers to participate and have their voices heard.”
Volunteers can provide a valuable contribution at the Council level by serving on Council appointed Advisory Boards and Committees. These groups advise City Council and provide input into the decision-making process in local government.
Volunteers also assist with planning and decision-making on the department level with advisory groups such as the Cycling Committee and the Richmond Committee for the Disabled.
Vacancies in advisory groups on both the Council and Department levels are advertised in local newspapers and also on our website as they become available.
Many community and social services offered though our community facilities are made possible with the help of dedicated community volunteers. Volunteering is a rewarding experience and creates opportunities to develop new skills and social connections, which may lead to a variety of employment opportunities.
Volunteer Opportunities with the City and our Partner Organizations
Many volunteer opportunities are available within the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. For more information, please visit Parks & Recreation and Culture Volunteer Opportunities.
Other opportunities include Friends of the Archives, Friends of the Library, and Your Library Board
Volunteer opportunities in the field of public safety and emergency response include: Emergency Volunteers, Auxiliary Constables and Block Watch.
During the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the City of Richmond will be transformed into a celebration of Olympic spirit, community pride, art, excitement and fun. Every inch of the City will be alive with activity, as international visitors join citizens and volunteers in the celebrating the Games.
|“I really like what the City of Richmond is doing for the community. The community parks, sports fields and community centres provide everyone with an opportunity to work out and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”
The City of Richmond and the Richmond Olympic Oval have a number of 2010-related events and programs that will require hundreds of volunteers, including the Richmond O Zone, our official 2010 Games celebration site. Help welcome the world to Richmond and be part of a once-in-a-lifetime event by volunteering.Visit the City of Richmond's Volunteer Program to find out how you can apply to be part of the City of Richmond’s 2010 Volunteer Program. Volunteer recruitment, screening and training will be administered through Volunteer Richmond.
Volunteer Opportunities with Community Organizations
In addition to volunteer opportunities with the City of Richmond, there are numerous ways to get involved with volunteer groups in our community. Visit Community Organizations for a list of contacts.
Volunteer Richmond Information Services
Volunteer Richmond is a non-profit, charitable organization promoting volunteerism since 1972. VRIS brings the people of Richmond together by providing information on how to get involved and connecting organizations and services.
To make an appointment with a Volunteer Advisor call 604.279.7020. Available volunteer opportunities are also listed at www.volunteerrichmond.ca