Resources For Volunteers

We’ve compiled a list of free or low cost, tried and tested activities for mentors and mentees to do during their time together. Whether your looking for something to do around the house  or out in the community you’ve come to the right place. If you’re a volunteer mentor and have come up with an activity of your own that worked well and isn’t listed here contact us at [email protected] so we can add it. Thanks!

Around the house
  • Crafts (origami, paint-by-numbers, etc.)
  • Cooking
  • Baking- create a new recipe!
  • Learn an instrument
  • Backyard picnic
  • Photograph nature
  • Gardening/plant seedlings
  • Board games
  • Movie & popcorn
  • Scrapbooking
  • Take pet out for walk
  • Make paper airplanes
  • Geocaching
  • Visit local playgrounds (Terra Nova, Central Park)
  • Plan a scavenger hunt
  • Science experiments
In the Community
  • Hikes/nature walks
  • Swimming
  • Skating
  • Community Centre (pool, table tennis)
  • Laser tag
  • Go-karts
  • Indoor trampoline park
  • Indoor rock climbing/bouldering
  • Movies
  • Escape rooms
  • Various sports (equipment available at KidStart office)
  • Visit the Catfe (
  • Mini golf
  • Metrotown arcade
  • Bike riding
  • Greg Moore Youth Centre (Maple Ridge)
  • Bowling
  • Farmers Markets
Local Attractions
  • Fly over Canada
  • Granville Island (& Kid Market)
  • Science World*
  • Vancouver Aquarium*
  • Stanley Park
  • Richmond Nature Park
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge*
  • Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge
  • Maplewood farms
  • Sea-to-Sky Gondola*
  • H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
  • Steveston Village
  • Museum of Anthropology*
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum

*Passes available. Check with your coordinator for availability.

Links to more ideas




North Vancouver

Ridge Meadows

Tri Cities

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