Life Skills through Learning and Laughter!

Volunteer with PoCo Youth

youth-driven programs, events and more!

PoCo Youth Crew (13-18yrs)

Get involved in your community alongside this team of driven youth! Poco Youth Crew (PYC) regularly is invovled with event such as Turkey Dinners, Christmas Dinners, Major Community Events and more!

Commitment: Tuesdays, 4:00pm - 5:00pm (ongoing)
Requirements: Must be 13 years of age or older
# of Volunteers: 10+
Halloween Howl (13-18yrs)

Help plan, build and act in our annual Halloween Howl Haunted House!

Commitment: October 2017 Dates TBD (Plus two planning meetings in the weeks before)
Requirements: Must be 13 years of age or older
# of Volunteers: 10+

practicum and learning opportunities

PoCo Youth Crew Mentor (18+)
Contact: For more information about volunteering with Youth Services, please contact the volunteer supervisor Chris Eastman at eastmanc@portcoquitlam.ca or 604.927.7981.
Practicum Students (19+)
Q: I am attending a private or public post-secondary program in Child and Youth Care or Recreation Leadership – does Youth Services offer practicum opportunities? Yes, we do! Youth Services has worked with a number of institutes, including Douglas College, MTI and Sprott-Shaw Community College to provide students with practical learning experiences. Please contact the eastmanc@portcoquitlam.ca for more information.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • work experience hours for Planning/Graduation
  • know your community
  • make new friends
  • try something new

helping kids ages 5+

Children's Art Camps
Love the Arts? Summer art camp volunteers assist recreation leaders with prepping for summer art classes and supervising children ages 5 - 14, creating a fun and safe environment. Art camps include a mix of visual and performing arts, including drawing, painting, singing, dancing and musical theatre.

Commitment: One week, Monday to Friday, 9:15am - 4:45pm (40 hours)
Requirements: Must be 13 years of age or older for children’s camps, 16 or older for youth camps, have previous experience working with children, and be Interested in the Arts
# of Volunteers: 2-3