Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Current Job Postings

Computers Program & Services 

Thunderbird is seeking an enthusiastic, patient and responsible Program Instructor for computer educational programs, all age groups.

Computer Lab supervisor

Thunderbird Neighbourhood Association has an opening for the position of a part-time Computer Lab Supervisor. This position is responsible to oversee the operation of two computer labs and to assist inthe development of computer program and services to Thunderbird residents, all ages. Programming
and services must support the Thunderbird Mission … to provide educational, cultural, recreational and social service programs to the Thunderbird catchment area.

Children’s Educational Programs

Thunderbird Neighbourhood Association is seeking an enthusiastic, patient and responsible
Program Instructor for after school children’s educational programs.



How can you participate in your community centre programs and events.


Volunteer positions may be available, by first speaking with the appropriate staff.

  1. Adult, Seniors and Fitness Centre              Angela Nicholson                   604-713-1826
  2. Youth Services                                            Jon (J.J.) Johnson                  604-713-1829
  3. Seniors, social programs                            Lorraine Chow                        604-713-1925
  4. Children, Skeena                                        Cindy Gulbransen                    604-713-1823
  5. Special Events – Children                          Lorraine Chow                         604-713-1925
  6. Special Events – Youth                               Jon (J.J.) Johnson                   604-713-1829
  7. Board of Directors & Committees               Luke Balson                            604-713-1821

Become a Program instructor

How do I become an instructor?

Interested instructors must complete and submit an application along with required attachments. The link is at the top of this page.  Applications will be reviewed by recreation staff, and interviews will be held with applicants whose applications are approved.


What are the timelines for submitting my application?

Refer to the list below.   This list is also on the application form.

Winter             (January through March)                        Deadline to submit an application is JANUARY 15

Spring              (April through June)                                Deadline to submit an application is APRIL 15

Summer          (July & August)                                       Deadline to submit an application is JUNE 15

Fall                  (Sept. through December)                      Deadline to submit an application is SEPTEMBER 15


Hiring Options: Become a volunteer or paid instructor:  contractor or employee

Volunteer: an instructor may choose to volunteer their time in teaching and receive no wage.  The instructor must fill out a volunteer timesheet, and must successfully pass a Police Record Check.


Paid position:  there are two options.

As an employee, you are hired on behalf of the Thunderbird Association – to perform a job (teaching a program), paid a set wage + 12% benefits, paid on a bi-weekly basis, for the term of your contract.   Contracts are seasonal and signed agreements between the Employee and Association.   You must successfully pass a Police Record Check.


As a contractor, you are hired to provide a service at an agreed to wage which is negotiated between the programmer and instructor.  The contract instructor will receive no benefits and must submit an invoice, to be respective programmer.   You must successfully pass a Police Record Check.


What days of the week can I instruct?

Courses can be offered over a wide range of hours throughout the week:  Monday to Saturday.  The class may be a 1-day course for 1 hours, a course which spans up to 12 weeks, or anything in between.


How much will the class cost participants?

Staff will determine the class fee based on a formula that will reflect the cost of the instructor’s wage, room rental expense, supplies and indirect costs.



Spring Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 9:00am-10:00pm

Saturday – 9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday and Statutory Holidays – Closed

Please note, the Office closes 1/2 hour prior to closing and the Fitness Centre closes 10 minutes prior to closing.

Holiday Closures:

Friday, March 30

Monday, April 2

Monday, May 21


  • Spring Registration

    Spring Brochure AVAILABLE NOW!

    Registration –  Saturday, March 3, 2018 – Catchment Area – Those living within the area of the map below.

    Catchment Area Map

    Registration – Saturday, March 10th, 2018 – General Public



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