Volunteers

Make a difference in your community

“When people feel appreciated and needed, they feel empowered, and the organizations involved with these individuals see positive effects from that appreciation. Celebrating volunteerism educates the community about the value of volunteer services to an organization, raises awareness about these organizations.”

— Volunteer Recognition Committee

Do you have a desire to get involved in your community by contributing to Council’s decision-making processes and helping to shape municipal policy?

Find out more about current opportunities below. Our application form can be found at the bottom of this page, and completed online in the blink of an eye!

Contact


Corporate Services Department

250-725-3229
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Volunteer Opportunities

Events, Arts, Culture & Heritage (EACH) Committee
The purpose of the EACH Committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to Council on matters related to events, arts, culture and heritage.
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Volunteer Recognition Committee⁠
The role of the Volunteer Recognition Committee is to promote volunteerism by increasing awareness of contributions made by volunteers to our community.
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Design Review Panel⁠
The role of the Design Review Panel is to advise Council on the design merits of Development Permit Applications submitted under Section 5.1 (Tourism Focus Development Permit Area) and Section 5.2 (Downtown Commercial Core and Gateway Development Permit Area) of the Official Community Plan.
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Public Art Advisory Committee
⁠The role of the Public Art Advisory Committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to Council on matters related to Public Art.
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Board of Variance⁠
The role of the Board of Variance is to consider applications for variances to the District's Zoning Bylaw where compliance with applicable bylaws or legislation would cause hardship.
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Tofino Recreation Commission⁠
The role of the Tofino Recreation Commission is to advise Tofino Council on policies and procedures regarding the operation of recreational services, special events and cultural programs and services for the community.
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Get Involved!

It's the people that make this community great. People like you, people who give a little and gain a lot. If you'd like to volunteer, review the opportunities above and then fill our our application.

Volunteer Service Award

Volunteer Recognition Award nominations are accepted year-round! Nominate an individual or organization that goes above and beyond in our community.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominations can be for an individual or an organization. A nomination will be considered two times after its submission. Incomplete nomination forms will not be considered.

Individuals eligible for nomination must:

  • Reside in or near the District of Tofino;
  • Provide volunteer work or service within the District of Tofino;
  • Not be paid to do the volunteer work (i.e., volunteer work is done on an individual’s personal time).

Organizations eligible for nomination must:

  • Be based in or near the District of Tofino;
  • Provide for volunteer work or services within the District of Tofino;
  • Not pay for the majority of the work (i.e. volunteer work is a significant component of the project/organization).

Individuals and organizations that are NOT eligible include:

  • Current Volunteer Recognition Committee members;
  • Mayor and Council;
  • Those individuals or organizations who have received a Volunteer Service Award within the past five years.

Past Recipients of the Volunteer Service Award

Tofino volunteers and award recipients
Tofino volunteers and award recipients
Tofino volunteers and award recipients
Tofino volunteers and award recipients
Tofino volunteers and award recipients