Join Our Recreation Team

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

Working in recreation is the perfect job for students and young adults . If you like working with children or youth and are looking for flexible work hours.

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.

Recreation Leader (Sport, Preschool and Camps)
The positions' hours of work are varied. It is essential that the ideal candidate has strong interpersonal skills, is energetic and enthusiastic, is well organized plus is able to communicate effectively (verbal and written) with all levels of internal and external contacts. 
The successful candidates must have the ability to provide leadership for a variety of recreation programs and activities. Applicants must have the ability to plan and lead structured programs with a focus on a variety of sport and fundamental movement skills. Level 1 Coaching certification is desirable. 


- Planning a outline of the program activities
- Organizing and implementing activities;
- Teaching and monitoring adults or children in their activities;
- Lead and orient staff and volunteers in providing quality recreation programs. 
- Institute and enforce rules and procedures for participants and staff. 
- Ensure participant welfare during all activities. 
- Ensure the proper handling of first aid and emergency situations. 
- Prepare equipment and supplies for programs. 
- Act as a positive role model for staff and participants.
- Set up and take down of equipment, etc;
- Performs and partakes in other duties and activities as required and related to the program.


- Minimum of 8 hours training in child development, guidance, health and safety
- General Coaching certification (or) School Teacher or in process of obtaining certification.
- Recreation Certificate (or) Outdoor Recreation Certificate (or) Sport Recreation Leadership (or) Ba Education (or) *in process of obtaining certification
- Current NLS (National Lifeguard Service Award) preferred.
- Valid BC Class 4 drivers License 
- Experience developing and leading recreation opportunities.
- Experience working with children in a recreational setting.
- Must be able to deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
- Ability to be imaginative and flexible to ensure a fun environment for participants.
- Ability to work as an effective team member.
- Clear Criminal Records Check with vulnerable sector
- Current Emergency First Aid and CPR C required.
- Physical strength and ability to lift up to 25 pounds. 
Please send resume with cover letter to, Recreation Programs at  Only short listed applicants will be contacted. 

Reporting to the Aquatic Supervisor, this position provides instruction for the Synchronized Swimming Program for athletes between the ages of 6 and 18, and may be at the recreational or provincial level.  Coaches are required to have previous Synchro experience and current certification as a Synchro Instructor, Water Safety Instructor or Competition Introduction - trained.  Short listed applicants will be required to have a current criminal record check.

Please send resume with cover letter to, Aquatic Supervisor at  Only short listed applicants will be contacted. 

Volleyball Ref

This position is responsible for setting up and providing volleyball equipment, refereeing and maintaining records of scheduled games for Vernon Volleyball leagues for Recreation Services.

Duties Include:

  • Referees volleyball league games

  • Sets up and take down of volleyball nets

  • Fills out a scoresheet for each game

  • Inspects program area and equipment as well as recommends maintenance and repair

  • Act as a liaison between teams and the programmer

  • Performs other duties as required.

Required Education And Experience:

  • Must be at least 15 yrs or older

  • Previous certification or sufficient experience in volleyball required

Required Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:


  • Knowledge of volleyball rules & Vernon volleyball regulations

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs

  • Ability to understand and work from written and oral instructions

  • Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and friendly manner.

  • Ability to get to and from gymnasiums with some mode of transportation.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:

  • Volleyball referee course

  • Basic first aid

Please send resume with cover letter to, Recreation Programs at  Only short listed applicants will be contacted. 

Aqua Awareness and Aqua Precept Program Leaders

Aqua Awareness instructors assist people with physical, sensory, or intellectual challenges in an aquatic environment.  No formal training is required but experience assisting people in an aquatic environment is preferred.

The Aqua Percept program offers a gym/swim experience for children who may experience difficulty participating in regular programmed physical activities.  Aqua Percept is designed for children who may experience attention deficits, perceptual motor difficulties, poor coordination and social anxieties.  The Aqua Percept program uses fun games and activities to develop agility, balance, coordination and speed. Aqua Percept also works on developing social skills that are necessary to access present and future leisure activities.  Following the 30 minute gym program, we spend a half hour in the pool, developing swimming and water safety skills.  No formal training is required, but those holding a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification or experience working with children in a gym environment is preferred.

Short listed applicants will be contacted and must provide a copy of a current criminal record check with vulnerable sector. 
Please send your resume with cover letter to Gary Lefebvre, Aquatic Coordinator at or
Recreation Services 3310-37th Avenue, Vernon B.C.  V1T 2Y5 
Closing date is September 2, 2017.


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