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How to Help

Parks and recreation programs are essential to improving health, creating active, involved citizens, and building economic viability for our community. Quality local parks, trails, open spaces and recreational facilities encourage citizens to enjoy the benefits of good health, fitness, camaraderie, and community pride that come from these public amenities.

Vancouver Parks & Recreation, with help from the Parks Foundation, strives to develop ongoing partnerships, sponsorships, and relationships with donors so that all citizens have access to resources and programs. If you would like to help make this strong parks and recreation system stronger, consider the many opportunities to contribute, as described below. The Parks Foundation will help you discover the perfect way to match your wishes to the department's needs, ensuring that you make a positive difference in your community.

Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome your your skills, time and energy. Whether you are an individual or group looking for a one-time event or an on-going project, we have an opportunity for you.  To learn more about volunteering in the Vancouver Parks and Recreation program please visit the volunteer website

Sponsorship and Donation Opportunities

Vancouver Parks and Recreation provides a variety of Community Events, recreational sports leagues, and programs for people of all ages and abilities including: swimming lessons, fitness classes, tennis lessons, music, dance and art classes. 

Vancouver Parks and Recreation is open to sponsorships, donations, or in-kind giving to support programs and events. Your contribution helps to keep programs affordable and accessible to the community. Click here to view a list of opportunities.