Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Program Proposals

If you are interested in offering a particular program, please complete the Program Proposal form for review by the Recreation Programmer responsible. Please be as concise and legible as possible.

Program Proposal Form

Current Job Postings

We currently have no job postings available. Please check back periodically.

Current Volunteer Postings 

Youth Volunteers (13-18 yrs)
On-going recruitment of youth volunteers for day camps, special events, and program support. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Priya Brar, Community Youth Worker.

TNA Board of Directors (19+ yrs)

The Thunderbird Neighbourhood Association (TNA) is a non-profit society, driven by a volunteer board of directors. Individuals put in a great deal of time and effort to make sure that the recreational and educational programs and other social activities and services offered at Thunderbird are affordable, accessible and meet the needs of the unique community that it serves. If you are interested in joining the TNA Board, please email Eric Yu, Recreation Supervisor.

How can you participate in your community centre programs and events.

Volunteering

Volunteer positions may be available, by first speaking with the appropriate staff.

Portfolio AreaContact NameContact E-mail
Association Board of Directors & CommitteesEric YuEric.Yu@vancouver.ca
Children, Adult, Seniors & Fitness CentreTBAThunderbirdCC@vancouver.ca
Youth Services/Youth Special EventsPriya Brar Priya.Brar@vancouver.ca
Seniors & Social ProgramsLorraine ChowLorraine.Chow@vancouver.ca
Special Events – ChildrenLorraine ChowLorraine.Chow@vancouver.ca

Becoming a Program Instructor

How do I become an instructor?

Interested instructors must complete and submit an application along with required attachments. The link is at the top of this page.  Applications will be reviewed by recreation staff, and interviews will be held with applicants whose applications are approved.

What are the timelines for submitting my application?

SeasonProgram DatesDeadline to Submit Program Proposal
WinterJanuary through MarchJanuary 15
SpringApril through JuneApril 15
SummerJuly & AugustJune 15
FallSeptember through DecemberSeptember 15

Instructor Options

Volunteer: an instructor may choose to volunteer their time in teaching and receive no wage.  The volunteer must submit a cleared Police Record Check must be submitted prior to starting.

Paid positions:

As an employee, you are hired on behalf of the Thunderbird Association – to perform a job (teaching a program), paid a set wage + 12% benefits, paid on a bi-weekly basis, for the term of your contract. Contracts are seasonal and signed agreements between the Employee and Association. A cleared Police Record Check must be submitted prior to starting. Staff will determine the class fee based on a formula that will reflect the cost of the instructor’s wage, room rental expense, supplies, indirect costs and the minimum number of students before it runs.

As a contractor, you are hired to provide a service at an agreed to wage which is negotiated between the programmer and instructor. The contract instructor submits an invoice at the end of the program to be paid. A cleared Police Record Check must be submitted prior to starting. The contractor can set the minimum number of students before a class runs.

What days of the week can I instruct?

Courses can be offered over a wide range of hours during our normal operating hours and is dependent on room availability. The class may be a 1-day workshop, or weekly courses which spans up to an entire season (8-12 weeks).

Hours of Operation

Summer Hours Effective Jun 29. 2024:

Monday – Friday  8:45 AM-8 PM
Saturday/Sunday  Closed
Stats (Jul 1/Aug 5/Sep 2)  Closed

*Fitness Centre closed on Thu, Jul 18 for maintenance and upgrades.

Program Registration

Register online at vanrec.ca, in-person or over-the-phone (credit card required).

Contact & Location

Phone: 604-713-1818
E-mail: Thunderbirdcc@vancouver.ca

Partnerships & Sponsors

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