Join a Board, Committee or Commission

Make a difference in your community

Work with your councillors, business leaders and community members to advise council on important issues and help Burnaby remain a great place to live, work, learn and play.

The City's committees, commissions and boards make decisions that impact you, our citizens. As a volunteer, you can be part of the decision-making process.

How to apply

You can apply for 2023 vacancies online. We are accepting applications for volunteer positions on the Access Advisory Committee, Public Library Board, Public Safety Committee, Social Planning Committee and the Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission. Learn about the City’s committees, commissions and boards. The deadline for submissions for these vacancies is October 31, 2022. 

Application criteria

You must:

  • be a resident of Burnaby
  • not be a current employee of the City
  • have some experience or knowledge about the committee you're applying to
  • serve the full term of your appointment—generally a 3 year term, with 1 reappointment for an additional term 

Application process


Being on a committee, commission or board is an unpaid volunteer position.

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