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Teens at VPL

Your resource for all things teen available at the Vancouver Public Library.

At the Library

Vancouver Public Library offers many programs that give teens an opportunity to earn community service hours for graduation. Check out the link below to find a program that suits your interests!

Search Volunteer Opportunities

Vancouver Youth The place for youth looking to get involved in Vancouver. The site includes a directory of youth organizations, event listings and volunteer opportunities.

Go Volunteer – This site has postings galore, but not all are for teens.  Select your city and hit ‘go’ to see a list of the most recently posted opportunities. Check the listings for position details, age requirements and how to apply.

Places to Volunteer


Vancouver Children’s Hospital

  • Minimum  Age: 16


City of Vancouver Community Centres

  • Minimum Age: Varies depending on position

Greater Vancouver Food Bank

  • Minimum Age: 16 (varies depending on event type)

Vancouver Aquarium

  • Minimum Age : 14

Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Minimum Age: 17

BC SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

  • Minimum Age: 16

UBC: Geering Up

  • Grades 9 and up

YMCA of Greater Vancouver

  • Minimum Age: Varies depending on position

YWCA Youth Advisory Council

  • Ages 15-21


Vancouver Folk Music Festival (July 19-21)

  • Minimum Age: 14

Vancouver Fringe Festival (September 5-15)

  •  Minimum Age: 16

PUSH Festival 

  • Minimum Age: 14

Go Green!

City of Vancouver Website - Green Volunteer Opportunities

Green Chair Society

VanDusen Botanical Garden


Girl Guides of Canada

  • Minimum Age: Various opportunities for all age groups

Scouts Canada

  • Minimum Age: Various opportunities for all age groups



Volunteer and job postings are sourced from websites and are not necessarily associated with or endorsed by Vancouver Public Library.