Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering is truly the highest form of recreation. In Maple Ridge, we believe that all volunteers play a significant role in creating a vibrant community that engages and involves citizens of all ages and walks of life. Browse the links below to find out more about volunteer opportunities in Maple Ridge and surrounding communities. To find a volunteer position with one of the many nonprofit organizations in our community, visit My Volunteer Page and search "Maple Ridge".

Advisory Groups


Council-appointed citizen advisory committees, commissions or boards which advise Council on a wide variety of subjects need volunteers. Here is a link to the Committees of Council information page so you can explore the ways that Council brings expertise in our community to their decision making. If you are interested in applying to be a representative of one of these committees look for the notice in the fall of each year when positions become available and the City recruits new members. These openings are also posted on the City’s social media channels.

Emergency Services


  • Emergency Social Services (ESS): Dedicated on-call volunteers are needed to assist people in the event of an emergency. Please email us to learn more about becoming an ESS volunteer.
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP): Ridge-Meadows RCMP Detachment has many volunteer operated Crime Prevention programs.
  • Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue (RMSR): Learn survival, map and compass, search techniques, rope rescue and swift water rescue skills. All this and help save a life! Contact Rick Laing at 604-463-4891.

Parks, Recreation & Culture


Volunteering isn’t one-size-fits all, so let us help you find your perfect match! Parks, Recreation & Culture has diverse opportunities that fit with your passions and unique talents. Give a little time to a cause that you care about and volunteer with youth, aquatics, festivals, emergency support services and more.