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Our volunteers work directly with trained staff to ensure the success of our programs!


After pausing volunteer intake during the 2020-21 year, we are once again accepting volunteer applications for our programs! Please read below for details on volunteering at CAN.

As per provincial health orders released October 25, 2021, all adult volunteers (ages 19 and up) directly involved in CAN programs must provide proof of full vaccination.

Canucks Autism Network values diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates including Indigenous peoples, individuals of all genders and sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, disability, age, and religion. We are committed to a fair hiring process, and can provide reasonable accommodations wherever possible, including support with the application process.

Contact: 604-685-4049 ext 227 or email: [email protected]

Time Commitment

Looking for valuable, hands-on experience while giving back to your community? Our volunteers collaborate with our trained and qualified staff to provide individualized and adapted support to children, youth and adults on the autism spectrum.

Our programs run across the Lower Mainland, in the Interior, and on Vancouver Island. Join our passionate team of dedicated volunteers today.

Whether you dedicate an hour a week or an hour a month, you will get to witness real changes as a result of your efforts.

The time commitment required by our volunteers varies depending on the program or event they are supporting.

  • Our seasonal sports and recreation programs require a contribution of 1-3 hours per week on weeknights or weekends for 6-8 weeks.
  • Our summer day camps require volunteer support for 1.5 to 6 hours, from Monday to Friday.
  • We also run and participate in a variety of single-day events throughout the year with varying time commitments.

Timely and regular attendance is an expectation as it allows volunteers to build rapport with the participant they are working with. It also ensures consistency and predictability which further fosters progress, trust and confidence.

Two children with autism give each other a high five with the support of a volunteer in our I CAN Be Active program.
A volunteer and a staff member support a child with autism together in our Multisport summer day camp program.

Volunteer Requirements

Change your life and the lives of others by joining our team of passionate volunteers!

Volunteers DO NOT require prior autism experience as they are provided with training, guidance and leadership from our capable team of experience staff.

We are looking for volunteer applicants who are:

  • At least 16 years of age
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and passionate
  • Capable of working in a team setting
  • Patient, compassionate and empathetic

Complete our Volunteer Application Form>>

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Already an active Canucks Autism Network volunteer?
Browse or sign up for current and upcoming volunteer opportunities by visiting your myVolunteerPage.com profile.

If you have any additional questions, please contact [email protected].


Tell Us Your Story

We are continually inspired by the passion and dedication that our volunteers demonstrate in supporting our programs on a daily basis.

Are you a Canucks Autism Network volunteer and have a story about your experience in our programs that you would like to share? We would love to hear from you.

The Canucks Autism Network blog highlights the successes and inspiring stories that occur in our programs on a regular basis. Tell us your story and you may be featured on a future post!