Get involved in your environment and local community by volunteering with the Fraser River Discovery Centre!

The Fraser River Discovery Centre volunteer team is dedicated to acting as a voice of the Fraser River through education programs, public engagement, and outreach events. Volunteers play a key role in the Fraser River Discovery Centre’s ability to offer exciting and engaging programs to individuals, families, and students in the community.

Why volunteer with the FRDC:

  • Work with experiences education staff and like-minded volunteers
  • Learn about the Fraser River through training and development opportunities
  • Complimentary admission to the centre and other discounts and perks
  • Ongoing training opportunities and invitations to special volunteer events
  • Enhance your resume!
  • Explore teaching and instruction as a career path

Am I Eligible?

  • Must be 15 years of age or older
  • Screening and training: you must be able to participate in an in-person interview and attend an orientation
  • Must be able to pass a criminal record check

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

  • School Program Leader: helps to lead school field trips Wednesdays through Fridays, 9:30am-12:00pm OR 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Facilitator: engages with children and local community groups for River-Inspired Workshops or Birthday Parties, Wednesday through Saturday
  • Festival Volunteer: joins us during RiverFest in September to celebrate Rivers Day and help the public enjoy the festival hosted by the FRDC
  • Docent: helps groups and individuals understand and explore exhibits within the building, through a comprehensive guided tour and discussion of the exhibit
  • Tiny Tots Tuesday Volunteer: helps our mini visitors enjoy story time, puppet shows, and other activities with their parents on Tuesdays
  • Family Saturday Volunteer: helps host a family-oriented activity and game in the centre on Saturdays for drop-in visitors

How do I apply?

  • Step 1: Check out our current opportunities and find out which one suits you best!
  • Step 2: Complete the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION online
  • Step 3: You will be contacted by our volunteer coordinator to set up a face-to-face interview
  • Step 4: Interview and Orientation
  • Step 5: Sign up for programs and begin your role on our fantastic volunteer team!

If you have any questions, please email