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.
Current Job Postings
Current Volunteer Postings
Summer Volunteer Orientation (16+yrs)
If you are interested in volunteering this summer, please join our orientation to sign up for various opportunities which include Day camps and Playgrounds. Please note you must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer for Daycamps and Playgrounds. Fr 5:30pm-9:30pm Jun 21
How can you participate in your community centre programs and events.
Volunteer positions may be available, by first speaking with the appropriate staff.
- Children,Adult, Seniors and Fitness Centre Angela Nicholson 604-713-1826
- Youth Services Jon (J.J.) Johnson 604-713-1829
- Seniors, social programs Lorraine Chow 604-713-1925
- Special Events – Children Lorraine Chow 604-713-1925
- Special Events – Youth Jon (J.J.) Johnson 604-713-1829
- Board of Directors & Committees Luke Balson 604-713-1821
Become 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?
Refer to the list below. This list is also on the application form.
Winter (January through March) Deadline to submit an application is JANUARY 15
Spring (April through June) Deadline to submit an application is APRIL 15
Summer (July & August) Deadline to submit an application is JUNE 15
Fall (Sept. through December) Deadline to submit an application is SEPTEMBER 15
Hiring Options: Become a volunteer or paid instructor: contractor or employee
Volunteer: an instructor may choose to volunteer their time in teaching and receive no wage. The instructor must fill out a volunteer timesheet, and must successfully pass a Police Record Check.
Paid position: there are two options.
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. You must successfully pass a Police Record Check.
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 will receive no benefits and must submit an invoice, to be respective programmer. You must successfully pass a Police Record Check.
What days of the week can I instruct?
Courses can be offered over a wide range of hours throughout the week: Monday to Saturday. The class may be a 1-day course for 1 hours, a course which spans up to 12 weeks, or anything in between.
How much will the class cost participants?
Staff will determine the class fee based on a formula that will reflect the cost of the instructor’s wage, room rental expense, supplies and indirect costs.