Student Engagement | Employment & Volunteering | Coaches Portal

Want to become part of the Kinesiology Community Outreach team?

Active Kids provides a wide range of leadership positions and training opportunities which allow students to become engaged with diverse local communities through physical activity programming. We are always looking for more students to join our team!

Some benefits of working with us include:

  • Flexible work schedules that do not overlap with exam season
  • Competitive pay rates through our work learn program
  • Meet and work alongside like minded Kin students (and non Kin students!)
  • Be a role model and give back to various local communities through positive physical activity experiences for children
  • Enhance your academic experience by applying coursework content into practical application
  • FREE professional development training, past examples include:
    • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
      • NCCP Gymnastics
      • Aboriginal Coaching Model (NCCP ACM)
      • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop
    • Canucks Autism- Supporting Positive Behavior
    • Sport for Life- Movement Preparation Workshop
    • viaSport: All Youth Matter- Inclusion Training
    • Including Children with Disabilities- developed by Dr. Jasmin Ma & KIN 341
    • Instructor Training- Learners, Equipment, Time, Space (LETS)- developed by Gail Wilson and KIN 369
    • and more!

WINTER 2024 Coaching and Volunteer Opportunities are available! Please see the tabs below for more information and who to contact.

WINTER 2024 Job Update:

Active Kids Instructor (gymnastics. Multisport, Soccer, Basketball): New applications are no longer being accepted this term. All applications sent before Aug 30th have been received and we are still hiring. But, only candidates who are offered interviews will be contacted directly. Please note that interviews may not be offered until mid September.

Active Kids Program Assistant: This position has been delayed and will not begin until the Winter 2024 term. The hiring process will take place in late November.

Osborne Registration Office Assistant: This position has been filled for the Fall term.

Due to the significant volume of applicants, please expect delays in response times. But rest assured, if you are offered an interview, we will follow up!

Active Kids is always on the lookout for coaches for all of our programs including soccer, basketball, gymnastics, multisport, physical literacy, birthday parties, school groups, our adapted physical activity program, our partner programs with various community centers, Musqueam Band and the Vancouver School Board, and more. To learn more about all employment opportunities, please review the job descriptions below:

Please email for Gymnastics Instructor inquiries, and for all other Instructor inquiries.

Active Kids Volunteer Recruitment Day

Interested in joining us for the WINTER 2024 semester?

No experience is necessary!

Throughout September, we will be collecting contact information from anyone who wants to volunteer. Then in late Sept, we will contact everyone and invite them to a large group interview. If you'd like to have your name on our contact list to learn more, just email .

Active Kids is always on the lookout for enthusiastic and open minded Kin students to become part of our volunteer team! For many, this is the first direct step to becoming one of our coaches. We offer a variety of programs including soccer, basketball, gymnastics, multisport, physical literacy, birthday parties, school groups, our adapted physical activity program, and our partner program with Dunbar Community Centre, Musqueam Band, and Wesbrook Community Centre.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, click here.

The Outreach Registration Office is hiring for the Winter 2024 (Jan-Apr) term!

Looking to gain experience in sport and recreation administration? Join our registration office team!

Please send a cover letter and resume to the Outreach Registration Office Supervisor at to learn more.

To view the complete job description please click here.

Application deadline is Tuesday, December 5th @ 10am.

Active Kids provides regular and ongoing training and professional development to our team of coaches, instructors, and volunteers. Whether it be in partnership with a Kin Faculty member, a local community partner, or content we have developed using our staff management team's expertise and experience, we believe our students receive some of the best training available. We also have a reimbursement program available so that students can pursue external certifications, such as general NCCP and sport specific workshops.