Volunteer Committees

Volunteer Committees and Commissions

There are many opportunities to participate in your local government through Council appointments to serve on various municipal Committees and Commissions.

Committees and Commissions provide important advice and recommendations to Council on matters related to their mandate or referred to them by Council. Other sources that inform Council’s governance decisions and plans include input from the public and staff, and all applicable policies, plans, regulations and legislation.


A complete list of Oak Bay’s current Committees and Commissions (or Advisory Bodies) is provided below. Oak Bay’s Advisory Bodies typically meet monthly, except for August and December, subject to there being business items to discuss. (Note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings may be conducted electronically or in-person where possible, with strict adherence to the District’s safety plans). The anticipated volunteer commitment is approximately 5 hours per month to prepare for and attend meetings.

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Current Vacancies

Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee

This committee provides a community perspective and advice to Council with an emphasis on inclusivity and creating healthy, active living opportunities for residents of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Fill out the application form online

Related Organizations

The District of Oak Bay also appoints volunteer members to the following organizations. When available, vacancies for these organizations will be advertised on this page.