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

The deadline to apply for 2022 vacancies was October 20, 2021. 

You can apply for 2023 vacancies online. Check back in the fall of 2022 for open positions. We accept applications throughout the year. If you apply ahead of time, we'll send you notifications about any upcoming openings. 

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—about 6 years (first and second terms are generally 3 years each)

Application process


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

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