Become a Volunteer

Each school year volunteers help enable at-risk youth to change their lives at Take a Hike. The program is strengthened with the support of the larger community. Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering!

Steps to becoming a volunteer with Take a Hike:

  1. Complete an online application:
  2. Initial conversation with Take a Hike team member (via email, phone or in person). If you would like to have a conversation about how you can share your time and talent, but the above roles are not of interest to you, please contact us via email at
  3. Attend volunteer information session and/or interview.
  4. Submit paperwork including criminal record check
  5. Trial volunteer session

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Moonlight Snowshoe Committee  

Skills Required: First and foremost, an outgoing attitude, the ability to commit to getting your tasks completed, and strong communication skills. We need help with sponsorship, silent auction prize solicitation, communication, music, media relations, food etc

Number of Positions: the project team will consist of approx 6 people with diverse backgrounds. 

Overview: Moonlight Snowshoe is our only annual fundraiser and has been a successful event running for 11 years now. It's a fun and intimate night, where donors and supporters get to spend time on the mountain with our students and staff while helping us raise funds and awareness.

Time Commitment: The project will start in October and last until mid February (event is February 15th, 2018), with meetings every few weeks (more frequent communication required leading up to event, and attendance on the night of is mandatory). 

For More Information: send an email to and we will be in touch with more information

Human Resources Policy

Skills Required: human resources policy development for social services and/or education

Number of Positions: the project team will consist of 3-6 people with diverse backgrounds 

Overview: Take a Hike has grown from one paid staff person to a team of ten paid employees over the past three years, with plans to add additional staff in the coming years. Our Human Resources Policies need to be updated and expanded.

Time Commitment: The project will last for 4-6 months, with regular meetings and work between meetings. 

For More Information: send an email to and we will be in touch with more information


Burnaby Community Champions Committee Member

Skills Required: networking, public speaking, lead generation

Number of Positions: 8-10 members representative of Burnaby’s diverse make-up 

Overview: Community champions committee members help Take a Hike build awareness of the program, secure community support for students and generate fund development leads.

Time Commitment: The committee meets monthly, and committee members are asked to network on behalf of Take a Hike between meetings.

For More Information: send an email to and we will be in touch with more information

Risk Management

Skills Required: risk management in educational, social services and outdoor settings; insurance; vehicle fleet management.

Number of Positions: 2-4 

Overview: Take a Hike is looking for a group of volunteer advisors to review and improve risk management processes. Particular attention is paid to risks associated with front and back country wilderness settings, vulnerable youth, and student transportation.

Time Commitment: Volunteer advisors will be called upon on an ad hoc basis.  

For More Information: send an email to and we will be in touch with more information


We are actively seeking volunteers to support the West Kootenay program! 



Volunteer Data Policy

Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We use your information only to assess your suitability as a volunteer. We will not share your information with any party outside of our organization. If at any time you have questions about the data we have about you, how we use our data or would like to correct or delete the data we have about you, please contact us at or 604.638.3385.