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2017 Community Service (Volunteer) Vacancies – Apply Today

The City is seeking applicants to fill the Community Service vacancies listed below. All applicants are required to

Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered.


Apply online

In Person

Drop off your application documents here: Administration Department

City of Nelson

Suite 101 – 310 Ward Street

Nelson, BC V1L 5S4

By Email

Email to Volunteers


The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Friday December 29th, 2017.

More Information

For further information call 250-352-8285.

Current Vacancies

Advisory Planning Commission (APC)

3 vacancies      2 from the social sector, 1 community member at large                                                                                                                                                                        

The role of the Advisory Planning Commission is to advise Council on matters referred to the Commission which includes land use, project design and landscaping, community planning as well as bylaws and permits relevant to land use provisions of the Local Government Act. Applicants are required to carefully review the APC’s mandate in Section 7 of the Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw

Learn more about the APC

Board of Variance (BOV)

2 vacancies                                                                                                                                                                                 

The Board of Variance is an independent body that hears appeals for relaxation of zoning regulations, extension of non-conforming uses, relaxation of servicing requirements, reconstruction of non-conforming uses and relaxation of tree protection requirements. The Board primarily deals with requests for minor variances to the City of Nelson Zoning Bylaw regarding siting, size and dimensions of buildings where compliance would cause an undue hardship. Applicants are required to carefully review Part 3 of the Board of Variance Bylaw.

Learn more about the Board of Variance

Cultural Development Committee (CDC)

3 vacancies
~ Community member representing the Aboriginal sector
~Community member representing Music
~Community member representing Literature

  This Committee leads Council in the strategic planning and development of Nelson’s cultural sector and works in close collaboration with all sectors of the community. The Committee helps promote a high level of creativity, diversity and excellence in the cultural life of Nelson. Part of its mandate is to review, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Cultural Policy and make recommendation to Council on a variety of policy and initiatives pertaining to the arts, culture and heritage sectors. 

Learn more about the CDC

Nelson Housing Committee (NHC)

3 vacancies 

 This committee advocates for the development of affordable housing units within the City. Its mandate is to identify housing needs and priorities; assist in finding collaborative and cost effective approaches; and provide networking opportunities for housing providers to share knowledge and identify opportunities for collaboration, cooperation and sharing of expertise.

Learn more about the NHC