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!

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, the Vancouver School Board, and more!

Active Kids Instructor:  We are currently accepting resumes and are hiring on a rolling basis. We also encourage you to contact us any time as we are always accepting resumes, but please note that only candidates who are offered interviews will be contacted directly.

Active Kids Program Assistant: This position is now open for Spring/Summer term. Please read the complete job description below:

*Please email kari.brackenbury@ubc.ca for Gymnastics Instructor inquiries

*Please email kiruthika.rathanaswami@ubc.ca for all other Instructor inquiries

Active Kids Volunteer Recruitment Day

Interested in joining us for the 2024 Fall semester?

No experience is necessary!

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.

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

Please send a cover letter and resume to dylan.brown@ubc.ca to learn more.

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.