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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Help our community during an emergency
Become an Emergency Management Volunteer and put your passion for emergency management to work to assist individuals, families and communities impacted by small or large disasters and emergencies.
Volunteer Service Award
Volunteer Recognition Award nominations are accepted year-round! Nominate an individual or organization that goes above and beyond in our community.
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
|Bobby Burns||February 24, 2021|
|John Enns||February 24, 2021|
|Brendan Morrison||November 10, 2020|
|James Rodgers||April 25, 2020|
|Billy McGinnis||August 27, 2019|
|Sandi Rideout||August 12, 2019|
|Leah Austin||April 29, 2019|
|Ruby Bernard||December 11, 2018|
|Maureen Fraser||November 27, 2018|
|Tofino Volunteer Fire Department||September 25, 2018|
|Lorne Ayres||August 14, 2018|
|Marnie Helliwell||June 11, 2018|
|Sarah Stoski||June 11, 2018|
|Judy Michaud||April 26, 2018|
|Michelle Hall||December 14, 2017|
|Jan Janzen||November 28, 2017|
|Arlene McGinnis||November 15, 2016|
|Tim Webb||September 13, 2016|
|Ruth Sadler||October 5, 2016|
|Barry Campbell||June 28, 2016|
|Tom Campbell||July 21, 2015|
|Arthur McConnell||July 21, 2015|
|Barb Campbell||February 2015|
|Dave and Yvonne Bond||November 12, 2014|
|Eileen Floody||June 17, 2014|
|Darlene Choquette||September 12, 2014|
|Rene Gibson||April 10, 2014|
|Lee-Ann Unger||February 11, 2014|
|Donny Collins||October 22, 2013|
|Jeanette Martinolich||December 10, 2013|