Please note: the volunteer program at Britannia Shipyards is currently suspended until further notice.
For information on possible volunteer programs in the future, please see below.
Britannia Shipyards is looking for dedicated individuals to join our volunteer program! We offer a wide variety of experiences, duties and roles designed to suit individuals who would like both short term and long term volunteer opportunities.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 604-238-6106.
- increase your knowledge of local history
- gain valuable work experience and transferable skills
- meet new friends
- invitation to Volunteer Appreciation events
- reference letters provided after 50 hours
- school evaluation forms filled out after 10 hours
- proof of volunteer hours given at any time
All volunteers must fit the following criteria:
- over 15 years of age (a select few positions must be over 18)
- willing to learn
- excellent customer service and people skills
- ability to communicate effectively with visitors
- interest in history is an asset
- willingness to do a Police Information Check (for Heritage Greeter positions)
Living History Heritage Ambassadors
Be a part of the new Living History program at the Steveston Heritage Sites!
As a Heritage Ambassador volunteer, you will share the stories of the people who lived and worked at the four locations-Britannia Shipyards, the Steveston Tram, the Steveston Museum and London Heritage Farm. You will be dressed in period costumes, while demonstrating activities such as playing cards, churning butter, sewing, explaining tram car mechanics and much more.
No experience is necessary. Training is provided. Volunteers will not be acting/in character. Volunteers must be 15+, outgoing, passionate about history and willing to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the public.
The shift times, days and activities vary across sites. In Fall/Winter, shifts take place 12:15-4:30pm, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. A commitment of 6 shifts from October-April is required.
Sign up for an training session for the Britannia Heritage Ambassador program. If you have any questions, email us at email@example.com or call us at 604-238-6106.
Education Docent Volunteers
The Education Docent volunteer position is an opportunity to gain experience working with school students in a heritage setting. Responsibilities include: preparing program materials, setting-up / taking-down tables and chairs, assisting with student’s hands-on activities, and providing interpretation of historical buildings. Successful candidates should enjoy working with students and have an interest in local history and museums. Must also be able to stand for 2 hours, tolerate noise and temperature changes.
Shifts usually take place between 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday. All Education Docent volunteers must complete a Police Information Check.
Sign up here.
Special Event Volunteers
Spend a short time with us during any number of exciting events: Family Day, Doors Open, Richmond Maritime Festival, Grand Prix of Art and Culture Days! Duties include greeting visitors and helping with activities.