2017 Volunteer Application Form

Shambhala has a lot of exciting opportunities for our staff and volunteers. We are happy that you are interested in joining the team. To get started, please fill out the following form.

Please check our Crew FAQ for answers to common questions about working at Shambhala.


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Are you applying for a volunteer position with our Medical team?

Please note that our 2017 Medical Applications are now CLOSED. If you are a licensed Doctor, Nurse, EMT, OFA3, Medical Student or Medical Office Assistant we would love your help next year. Please check back in early 2018.

Contact Information

Additional Information

Please select five personal traits from the list below that best describe you.

2017 job list

Returning Crew: You will most likely be reassigned to the team you worked with last year. If you are interested in applying to work with a different crew, please indicate which one(s) from the list of available crews above. We cannot guarantee that we will have room on the crews that you choose, please check your team assignment when you receive your welcome letter to confirm which crew you have been assigned to.

The following crews have been filled and no additional positions are available:
Harm Reduction

Important Information for Medical Services Volunteers

All Medical Services volunteers, at a minimum, require the following:

  • A valid Occupational 1st Aid Level #3 (OFA#3), and/or
  • Advanced Wilderness 1st Aid Level #3.
  • Current CPR with AED

Doctors, Registered Nurses (RN’s), Licensed Practicing Nurses (LPN’s), Paramedics (PCP’s & EMR’s) are obviously qualified and welcome to apply.

ALL RN’s, ACP’s and MD’s must provide proof of a current:

  • ACLS
  • ITLS and/or TNCC

PCP's - Must submit a current drivers abstract:

  • ITLS (offered by BCAS)
  • ACLS is strongly recommended

* We do our best to accommodate people's shift preferences however we cannot guarantee that you will be scheduled at your preferred time

Note: This must be a headshot of you. You are allowed to wear a hat, but please no dark sunglasses or masks. We must be able to identify you based on the photo provided. Photos that do not meet this criteria, or are considered to be inappropriate by our HR staff will be rejected.

Files must be no larger than 8MB

Emergency Contact Information

Payment Information

All crew are required to pay a total amount of $420 upon applying for a position at Shambhala. This amount consists of a $395 REFUNDABLE deposit, and a $25 fee ($23.81 + GST). The $25 fee is non-refundable.

Certain eligible returning crew will be provided with a promotional code entitling them to apply without needing to pay a fee, or deposit. If you have received a promotional code from us, choose the "Promotional Code" payment method from the dropdown menu below and enter the code in the appropriate field.

Upon submitting your application, you will be redirected to PayPal in order to pay your application fee and deposit. Once your application has been approved, you will receive further instructions at the email address specified during the application process.

I have read, and agree to, the volunteering terms & conditions *

If you have any other questions, please check out our working at Shambhala FAQ or email our HR department