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 Lynsey Li at 604-238-8037 or Lynsey Li.
-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)
Take a look at our upcoming positions
Heritage Greeter Volunteers
Welcome visitors to our buildings and provide basic historical information. Tell visitors about upcoming events and activities that are taking place at Britannia. All Heritage Greeter volunteers must attend a one hour training session.
Come and join us for a fun, interactive training session and learn what it takes to be a Heritage Greeter volunteer! We'll tell you more about volunteering at Britannia and we'll do a fun activity to learn more about the site. Regular Heritage Greeter shifts are available 7 days a week, 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm and 2:30 - 5:00 pm (although we are very flexible with these start/end times). Our next Volunteer Heritage Greeter Training sessions (choose one only) will take place on the following dates. All sessions take place in the Chinese Bunkhouse.
Saturday, March 9, 11:00am-12:30pm
Saturday, April 6, 11:00am-12:30pm
Sign up here
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.
Check back for upcoming events!
There are always programs happening at Britannia that require the assistance of volunteers! Programs may include Spring Break Camps, Mother’s Day/Father’s Day programs among others. The time commitment for programs range from a few hours to one week for camps. Duties include helping with set up and take down, welcoming participants, assisting with kids activities etc.
Check back for upcoming events!