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The Port Moody Arts Centre is looking for friendly and dedicated Community Events Volunteers! Our Community Events Volunteers can participate in two different types of event, Gallery Receptions and neighborhood events.

Gallery Receptions occur approximately nine times per year (contact for further information regarding dates) and are convivial events of artists and community members. Volunteers coordinate food service, ensuring that food and beverages are replenished throughout the night.

The Arts Centre also participates in a variety of municipal and neighborhood events, including the Port Moody Community Fair, the Shuffle: Art Walk, and Car-Free Day, among others. During these events, occuring throughout the year, volunteers distribute information about the Arts Centre through word-of-mouth conversation, handing out brochures, and engage the community with art activities. Some events are craft-based, others involve conversational outreach and information distribution. Volunteers will be notified of dates and locations of off-site events as the event approaches.

  • Assist with set up and take down; tables, chairs, coat check, food, drinks
  • Greet and welcome guests; provide information and directions as needed
  • Serve food and beverages, maintain and replenish as needed
  • Comfortable talking to the public
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to stand for 3-4 hours
  • Able to move tables, carry objects (water jugs, food platters)
  • Depending on role, Serving It Right/FoodSafe required
  • Appreciation of arts and culture an asset
Role is suitable for: 
13 - 18
Additional Information: 

The Port Moody Arts Centre is a cultural hub dedicated to developing, promoting and celebrating the Arts. We strive to make art accessible and enjoyable for all.

Successful applicants will be contacted for a brief interview. A current police information check is required for teens and adults.

Youth between the ages of 14 and 18, must complete and submit a Parent/Guardian Consent Form.

How to apply:
Contact person: 
Volunteer Coordinator
Contact phone: 
604-931-2008 x111
Contact e-mail: 
Other Volunteer Opportunities: 

The Port Moody Arts Centre is looking for active and energetic volunteers (aged 14 and up) for our kids' arts camps, programs, and events! Craft Assistant Volunteers have the choice to help out at weekend birthday parties, summer or spring break camps, after school programs, Pro-D Days, or at community events (on-site and off-site). You can pick the programs or events that fit your schedule. Below are our current opportunities for 2020!

Summer Camps and After-Camp Care

Volunteer skills: 
Arts Exhibits, Galleries
Painting, Drawing

The Port Moody Arts Centre is looking for active and energetic volunteers for our gallery installations and take-downs! Gallery Volunteers assist the Gallery Manager to hang, install, and remove art work as we transition exhibitions. Installation and strike occur from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM on selected weekdays. Training will be provided if no prior experience in gallery practices.

Volunteer skills: 
Arts Exhibits, Galleries
Graphic Art, Design
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Arts & Culture
Family & Children
Youth Development
The Port Moody Arts Centre Society is a charitable organization mandated to develop, promote and celebrate the visual, performing and literary arts in Port Moody. The Arts Centre offers over 350 classes annually to all ages. We have a contemporary art gallery with new exhibitions throughout the year. The Arts Centre also hosts several community and fundraising events throughout the year.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
30 May 2019
Time Committment:
4 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Port Moody Arts Centre
2425 St. Johns Street
Port Moody, BC V3H 2B2
Last Updated: January 20, 2020
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