Join Our Recreation Team

Working with City of Vernon Recreation Services is a fun and exciting opportunity. Turn your passion for sport, fitness, arts or dance into a rewarding fun experience being involved in our community!

Working in recreation is the perfect job for students looking to gain new skill, to adults looking to activate their community. 

Current Recreation Job Postings

To apply please send resume with cover letter and copies of current certification to:

ATTN: Recreation Programs
Vernon Recreation Centre
3310 27 Ave.
Vernon BC V1T 2Y5

A copy of a current criminal record check with vulnerable sector is required for all positions.
Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Masters Swim Coach

Vernon Recreation Services is seeking a substitute-coach for our Master’s Swim program.  We want to find an individual to join a team of enthusiastic coaches, who respectively bring their own expertise, to our adult swim fitness program.  Masters coaches are expected to work together to provide the participants with a variety of swim workouts to meet the needs of this diverse group of swimmers. 

Masters swim workouts are scheduled on:

  • Tuesday & Thursday 8:15 – 9:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday & Friday 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. 
  • Sunday 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. and 9:30-11:00 a.m. 

This is an excluded position with the City of Vernon, pay range is $22 - $26 / hour depending on experience. The successful applicant will be required to provide a clear criminal record check current within the year.

Please send or drop off a resume and cover letter: attention to Gary Lefebvre,  Vernon Recreation Centre, 3310 – 37th Ave V1T 2Y5 or email:

Application deadline February 28, 2020.


Volunteering with Recreation Services is a chance to meet new friends, learn skills, and gain work experience – all in a positive, fun recreational setting.

Recreation Services provides a variety of volunteer opportunities for people of all ages.

Volunteers must be 13 years of age or older and successfully complete the application process which includes reference checks, a criminal record check and an interview.

Volunteer Opportunities

Aquatics - Qualified volunteers assist staff during swimming lessons and may provide 1:1 support for participants who require some additional help. AWSI minimum requirement.

Fitness - Volunteers assist with fitness gym safety monitoring and equipment tidy up.
General Recreation - Volunteers assist with art, basketball, hockey, soccer, skating programs and so much more. If you have an interest or passion we will work with you to find a suitable placement.

Special Events - Volunteers are an integral part of our special events. From special event nights, celebrations to swim with Santa. If you love special events, get connected.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Recreation Service.
To apply to be a volunteer please fill in the Volunteer Application form and return it to the Vernon Recreation Centre , and we will contact you for follow up.



Do you have a program idea or activity that you would like to offer through or partner with Recreation Services to offer?

New Program Ideas

Do you have an idea for a NEW program, send us a proposal package. Start by developing a clear vision for your program, including a title, program objectives, description, and requirements for space and equipment. When your ready with your Program Proposal Form, submit it along with your resume and any relevant certificates to the Recreation Programs department and the Vernon Recreation Centre.

Program Proposal Form