Volunteer with Saanich

Welcome and thank you for your interest in sharing your time with us!  Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services is known for quality programming.  Our volunteers play a vital role in supporting our participants and programs and we offer a wide variety of opportunities for you to share your talents.

How to Volunteer:

To strengthen and connect our community through recreation volunteerism.

Inspired volunteers engaged in meaningful opportunities.


  • Improve your life and health
  • Build community
  • End loneliness
  • Build bonds, create friendships
  • Promote longevity
  • Develop emotional stability
  • Add more fun to your life
  • Improve your school experience
  • Improve your job prospects

 You are:

  • Keen and committed
  • Friendly and enjoy being around people
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Receptive to feedback
  • Open-minded
  • In it for all the right reasons!

Saanich Vaccine Mandate for Volunteers
UPDATE: April 8 2022

The Contractors and Volunteers COVID-19 Vaccination Policy is suspended as of April 8 2022. New volunteers will still be required to provide vaccination status during on-boarding. This helps maintain confidence that the majority of our volunteers are vaccinated and ensures the District of Saanich can respond quickly should there be a need to re-activate the policy if circumstances change. 

We will not be asking to see your vaccine passport, rather we are asking you attest to being vaccinated. Accomodations will be made for those individuals who cannot be vaccinated for reasons protected under the BC Human Rights Code. Being fully vaccinated means you have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine acceptable to the BC Centre for Disease Control Standards

Protocols such as hand sanitizing, phsyical distancing and mask wearing will continue to be in place.

For more information please contact the Coordinator of Volunteers for Parks, Recreation and Community Services, Julie van den Born. julie.vandenborn@saanich.ca



We acknowledge that the District of Saanich lies within the territories of the lək ̓ ʷəŋən peoples represented by the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and the W̱ SÁNEĆ peoples represented by the W̱ JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout), W̱ SIḴEM (Tseycum) and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat) Nations.