Volunteer Opportunities with Kid Commute: A Walking School Bus (WSB) Program

Seeking committed and on-call volunteers to safely walk children to and/or from Vancouver and North Vancouver schools.

A Walking School Bus (WSB) is an organized group of students who walk to and from school together with the support of an adult leader or leaders. Kid Commute: A Walking School Bus is a pilot program taking place in Vancouver and North Vancouver during the 2021-2022 school year to encourage active transportation. Walking School Bus Volunteers walk with small groups of children to ensure they arrive safely to and from school. Shift hours are before school (approximately 8-9am) or after school (approximately 3-4pm). To provide continuity and safety for students, we ask that volunteers commit to one shift per week for 8 consecutive weeks. However, “on-call” volunteers are also needed to fill in for absences, so we invite all interested individuals to apply, whatever your availability.

Confirmed Vancouver Schools 2021-22:

  • Lord Selkirk Annex
  • Trafalgar
  • Lord Nelson

Confirmed North Vancouver Schools 2021-22: 

  • Queen Mary
  • Ridgeway
  • Larson
  • Queensbury

Find more information or apply to volunteer at Kid Commute: A Walking School Volunteer Expression of Interest.

Join the Board

  • Do you have a passion for working on behalf of children and youth?
  • Are you interested in the good health and learning of all students in British Columbia?
  • Would you like to support school communities to be optimal places for health and learning?
  • Are you a team player?

If so, we invite you to consider joining us on the DASH Board of Directors. We are looking for individuals who would be keen in helping to provide leadership, oversight and strategic direction to DASH and it`s initiatives by becoming part of the board team. See here for more information on becoming a board member.

Please send your resume with a cover letter summarizing what interests you in becoming a DASH Board Director to info@dashbc.ca.

For more information or to discuss this opportunity further please contact info@dashbc.ca.

Practicum Students

If you are completing a master’s degree in public health or health promotion and looking for a field practicum placement please contact 604-365-3852 or info@dashbc.ca.

Event Support/Other

Please contact our office for more information, 604-365-3852 or info@dashbc.ca.