The City of Richmond has been designated as a Power Smart Community. This recognizes the City’s ongoing and comprehensive commitment to conserve energy. Richmond is the first community in BC to receive this designation.
Learn more About our Sustainable City.
|“The City of Richmond is the only Power Smart Certified municipality in BC because of all the sustainability initiatives we’re a part of. We realize the value in protecting the environment by being socially responsible and minimizing global warming.”
Community Partners and Advisory Groups
City employees work in partnership and in consultation with numerous Volunteer Boards and Advisory Groups.
In Richmond, many community programs and services are made possible through a partnership between the City and our community associations. Please visit our Community Partners page to see a list of volunteer boards.
Employment opportunities for all Community Association and Gateway Theatre positions are not City of Richmond positions. Such job vacancies are administered independently through each association. To view Community Association or Gateway Theatre job postings please visit Community Association Opportunities.
|“I am most proud of what we are and the services we provide. We are doing an incredible job and taking action to be sustainable and adding new programs along the way. The City is a place that believes in lifelong learning, it is a highly opportune place to grow. It has allowed me to grow through my whole career.”
Volunteers can provide a valuable contribution at the Council level by serving on Council appointed Advisory Boards and Committees. These groups advise City Council and provide input into the decision-making process in local government.
Volunteers also assist with planning and decision-making on the division level with advisory groups such as the Cycling Committee and the Richmond Committee for the Disabled.
Vacancies in advisory groups on both the Council and Department levels are advertised in local newspapers and also on our website as they become available.
Many community and social services offered though our community facilities are made possible with the help of dedicated community volunteers.
Volunteering is a rewarding experience and creates opportunities to develop new skills and social connections, which may lead to a variety of employment opportunities.
Volunteer Opportunities with the City and our Partner Organizations
Many volunteer opportunities are available within the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. For more information, please visit Parks & Recreation and Culture Volunteer Opportunities.
Other opportunities include Friends of the Archives, Friends of the Library, and Your Library Board.
Volunteer opportunities in the field of public safety and emergency response include: Emergency Volunteers, Auxiliary Constables and Block Watch.
|"I really like what the City of Richmond is doing for the community. The community parks, sports fields and community centres provide everyone with an opportunity to work out and maintain a healthy lifestyle."
Volunteer Opportunities with Community Organizations
In addition to volunteer opportunities with the City of Richmond, there are numerous ways to get involved with volunteer groups in our community. Visit Community Organizations for a list of contacts.
Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives is a non-profit, charitable organization promoting volunteerism since 1972. RCRG brings the people of Richmond together by providing information on how to get involved and connecting organizations and services.
To make an appointment with a Volunteer Advisor call 604-279-7020. Available volunteer opportunities are also listed at www.rcrg.org.