Join a Civic Agency!

The City of Vancouver has a number of volunteer opportunities for people to serve on advisory bodies, committees and agencies. People of all ages are encouraged to volunteer.

These bodies represent a great opportunity for young people in Vancouver to get involved by:

  • Serving the community and making Vancouver better
  • Sharing expertise and ideas with Council, City departments and the public
  • Gaining leadership skills, knowledge and experience
  • Connecting to decision-makers and the broader community

The deadline to apply is January 22. If you are interested and able to commit the time required, apply online to be a member.

Agencies looking for volunteers include:

  • Active Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Chinatown Historic Area Planning Committee (Note: only one at-large position available)
  • Development Permit Board Advisory Panel (Special note: at least one member must be someone who "represents young people in the community")
  • First Shaughnessy Advisory Design Panel (Note: must be part of First Shaughnessy District)
  • Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee (Note: must be member of Gastown Community)
  • LGBTQ Advisory Committee
  • Multicultural Advisory Committee
  • Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee
  • Public Art Committee
  • Seniors Advisory Committee
  • Urban Aboriginal Peoples Advisory Committee
  • Urban Design Panel (Note: restricted membership with no at-large openings)
  • Vancouver City Planning Commission
  • Vancouver Civic Theatres Board
  • Vancouver Food Policy Council
  • Vancouver Heritage Commission
  • Womens Advisory Committee

A full list of agencies looking for volunteers is here. Find out more about how youth can get involved with civic agencies and boards here.