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.

Fitness Instructors

Recreation Services has exciting opportunities in our fitness department. We are looking to enrich our program offerings and fitness team. We are currently accepting applications for Fitness professionals who have certifications and experience leading programs in land fitness, third age, Osteofit, Get Up & Go, pilates, circuit training, aquafit and/or aqua therapy.

Work hours vary depending on program and facility availability, but range between 8am and 9pm Monday to Friday. Wage varies depending on qualifications. Programs are slated to start in mid-September. Applications will be accepted until Sep 3, 2021, unless otherwise noted below.

Positions available:

Land Fitness Instructor
Osteofit & Get Up & Go
Land Fitness Instructor with Third Age Certification
Circuit Training Aquafit and/or Aqua Therapy
(deadline for application: July 16, 2021)

The ideal candidate must have experience leading group fitness classes and have the applicable fitness certifications from a recognized fitness authority. It is essential that the ideal candidate has strong interpersonal skills, is energetic and enthusiastic, is well organized and able to communicate effectively (verbal and written).

Apply with a resume, cover letter and criminal record check:
Only applicants short listed will be contacted.


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

Leaders in Training (LIT) Program – An opportunity for youth between 13 and 18 years to get involved through placements in our afterschool programs. Volunteers receive valuable career training and experience in the field of recreation. Become a leader and mentor for kids in our community!

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 or LIT 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