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

Current Job Postings

Please check back at a later date.

Current Volunteer Postings 

Fall Volunteer Orientation (13+yrs)
If you are interested in volunteering this Fall, please join our orientation to sign up for various opportunities which include Youth Council, Birthday parties and more.

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

Volunteering

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

  1. Children,Adult, Seniors and Fitness Centre             Darilyn Dennis             darilyn.dennis@vancouver.ca
  2. Youth Services/Special Events Youth                       Priya Brar                      priya.brar@vancouver.ca
  3. Seniors, social programs                                          Lorraine Chow             lorraine.chow@vancouver.ca
  4. Special Events – Children                                        Lorraine Chow             lorraine.chow@vancouver.ca
  5. Board of Directors & Committees                             Eric Yu                         eric.yu@vancouver.ca

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.

 

 

Hours of Operation

Fitness Centre

Monday – Friday 9:00am-8:45pm

Saturday 9:00am-4:45pm

Thunderbird is closed on Stat Holidays

Thunderbird will be closed for the Winter holidays from December 17th to January 2nd

Registration Day

Ongoing registration for Fall Program

Winter registration will start November 19 at 9am (Catchment) and December 3 at 9am (General public)

Click here for Winter 2023 program guide.

Online Registration:  Click here to see program list filter for *Thunderbird Community Centre

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