“Not only has volunteering at the FRDC taught me a lot about working with kids, I have so much fun doing it!”
– Alyssah, volunteer since 2016
“About ten years ago, I walked into FRDC and asked, “What’s this?” Dana, who was the Education Coordinator at the time, gave me a tour, invited me to sit in on a program and a week later I was leading a program on the sturgeon.We didn’t have a lot of school groups or the variety of programs we do now. But I saw it as a way, for a retired educator, to keep my attention in the action to a small degree (& no discipline issues!!!)
“But, as they say, “In giving you receive.” I was motivated to find out more. …. more about the Fraser, more about BC History, more about of First Nations peoples, the canneries, the politics of the economy, etc. etc. I read, and still read, any book I can get my hands on related to the History of BC and in particular the Fraser. (I think I’ve read all the books we have at FRDC.)
“I love giving walking tours along the Quay; I love giving leadership in the school programs, and I’ve come to love all the staff who have come and gone since my first days. We’ve had a lot of fun together. And, I particularly loved being part of that YouTube expedition where we filmed the sturgeon.”
– Mike, volunteer since 2008
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
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: help students experiment and discover the Fraser River through hands-on activities!
- Facilitator: orchestrate exciting action-packed birthday parties, guided programs, and family events!
- Festival Volunteer: makes RiverFest the best celebration of World Rivers Day through helping with logistics and interacting with guests at the festival.
- Docent: introduce the interesting and engaging world of the living, working Fraser River to tour groups!
- Gallery Attendant: Help visitors engage with the exciting gallery exhibits and answer questions about the Fraser River.
How do I apply?
- Step 1: Click on the titles of the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org