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The VLA relies largely on the dedication of volunteers within our community.  Whether you are a member, or are simply interested in trying us out, we are happy to have you!  Please read more to find opportunities for lifeguards and for non lifeguards.


Lifeguard and First Aid Opportunities:

The VLA has a skilled and passionate crew of volunteer lifeguards and first aid attendants who provide services at many community events.  These volunteer gigs are perfect for those wishing to gain more experience or mentor others within the lifeguarding and first aid communities.  You do not need to be a member to volunteer.  Join us: learn, meet great people, and give back to your community!

What types of events does the VLA volunteer at?

-VLA Beach Alert & Junior Lifeguard Camps

-The Vancouver Celebration of Lights fireworks

-Vancouver Open Water Swim Association races

-Ironman and ITU triathlons

-Other private and public functions


Other Opportunities:

The Vancouver Lifeguard Association provides numerous volunteer opportunities for both our members and our community members.

-Join the VLA Board of Directors

-Join a volunteer committee


Current Volunteer Sign-up Sheets

No sheets currently available at this time.

Please login to view and edit your volunteer sign ups.

To sign up for an event, please ensure you are logged in or create an account now. You can create an account in the menu to the left.

Learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities by visiting our calendar of events or emailing


Do you want the VLA to volunteer at your event?

Click here to request volunteers