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Volunteering


How to Apply

To volunteer for any of the opportunities listed above, complete the on-line volunteer application or download and submit the paper application form.

If you have any questions please email the Volunteer Coordinator or contact Parks, Recreation and Culture at 604-859-3134.

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Adopt a Park or Trail

With over 157 parks in Abbotsford, there are plenty to choose from. Volunteers may pick up litter, remove invasive plants and report on vandalism or maintenance problems. This opportunity is perfect for individuals, clubs and schools.

Requirements:

  • Volunteer Application
  • Pick a site
  • Collect supplies
  • Minimum age: 14, unless with a family unit, group or club

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Adopt a Street

It may be where you live, work or play – there is a street out there that could use your help. Volunteers adopt a length of roadway, and keep it free of litter and other garbage.

Requirements:

  • Volunteer Application
  • Pick a site
  • Collect supplies
  • Minimum age: 14, unless with a family unit, group or club

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Day Camps

Volunteers are needed at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC) to assist with various day camps.  Help program staff lead games, crafts and other activities. 

Requirements:

  • Volunteer Application
  • Police Information Check
  • Submit 2 references
  • Interview
  • Program specific training
  • Minimum age: 15

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Corporate Volunteering

Businesses can get involved giving staff the opportunity to take pride in keeping the street or areas around their offices clean. This is a great opportunity for team building and provides corporations with the ability to beautify their neighbourhoods.

Requirements:

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One Time Beautification

Not everyone has the time available to make an ongoing commitment. A less frequent schedule or one time clean up event is still a benefit to our community.  Help pick up litter or remove invasive plants. 

Requirements:

  • Volunteer Application
  • Pick a site
  • Collect supplies
  • Site visit with staff may be required
  • Minimum age: 14, unless with a family unit, group, club

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Special Events

We’re always looking for volunteers to assist with Special Events throughout the city.  Roles could include assisting with set-up, tear-down, activities, crafts, registration, food handling and much more.  Some events include Arbour Day, Canada Day and many more community events.

Requirements:

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Traffic Control for Special Events

Traffic Control Personnel (TCP) are needed to assist with parade routes and general flow of pedestrian traffic when events are near roadways.  We invite individuals who currently have a TCP license to join us.  If you don’t hold a TCP license, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss the options available. 

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