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. Sign-up to volunteer for an advisory group.

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

Volunteers contribute their valuable skills in many different ways through teaching a child to swim, mentoring youth at an action park, coordinating a special event or leading a running club are just a few examples of the many ways you an make a difference. Sign-up to volunteer for Parks, Recreation & Culture.

Volunteer Maple Ridge

Volunteer Maple Ridge helps people in the community find meaningful volunteer positions with one of the many other non-profit organizations in the area. If you are interested in finding a volunteer position outside of Parks, Recreation & Culture please call 604-467-6911 ext. 2. 

National Volunteer Week

The third week in April is set aside each year as an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding contributions of the volunteers who promote positive change in our communities. Volunteers, through identifying and responding to the community's needs, realize invaluable goals. 
Volunteer Appreciation