Active Kids Volunteer

Position title

Active Kids Volunteer

Volunteer or Employment?


Employer email address


UBC Active Kids

Organization website

Job description

UBC Active Kids is currently recruiting individuals to join one or more of our various volunteer crews:

  • Gymnastics
  • Adapted Multisport
  • Musqueam
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Homeschool
  • Multisport / Physical Literacy

The ultimate goal of the Active Kids Program is to encourage life-long participation in physical activity through positive physical activity experiences and the development of physical literacy. To achieve this goal, volunteers who are passionate about working with children and who enjoy sharing their love of physical activity through a variety of games and activities play a major role.
As an Active Kids volunteer, you will get to work with a team of volunteers in one or more of our various programs, gain valuable instruction, and leadership experience. Your communication, teamwork, group facilitation and organizational abilities will improve. You will receive ongoing training and support providing you with the tools to succeed as an instructor. We offer students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in various programs by providing KIN research based training along with reimbursements for certifications such as NCCP, SFA + CPR, Gymnastics certifications above foundations, and more.

  • Support Instructors in creating a safe, fun and physically active environment
  • Support/Lead developmentally-appropriate activities
  • Provide regular feedback to participants and parents
  • Promote an active and healthy lifestyle by being a positive role model
  • Represent the School of Kinesiology and the University of British Columbia in a professional manner
  • Attend all mandatory training sessions and follow all established policies and procedures


  • Passionate about sport and physical activity
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable
  • Ability to develop positive relationships and interactions with children and youth
  • A background or experience as an athlete (recreational or competitive) or working with children is a strong asset
  • The ideal candidate is pursuing a degree in kinesiology or education
  • Successful candidates are required to complete a criminal records check

Hours/Time Commitment

Flexible schedules are available and weekly commitments can be quite minimal. This is a great opportunity for students looking for paid gymnastics coaching hours starting in the Winter, or for students just looking to gain more experience working with children in a fun and physically active environment.

How to apply

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to the Active Kids Program Coordinator

Posting expiration date

ongoing. We are always excepting applications to become an Active Kids Volunteer, particularly from School of Kinesiology students!