Current Volunteer Opportunities
SPEC is always eager to work with volunteers who are motivated to make a positive impact on our urban environment. There are many ways to become involved, at one off events such as beach clean-ups or on one of the committees. If you are highly motivated or have a particular idea you'd like to put into motion you might consider joining one or more of our committees!
Email volunteer(at)spec.bc.ca to talk to Tova, a real live human being who'd love to help you get involved!!
Other opportunities arise often. Sign up to Become a Volunteer and you'll receive regular volunteer call outs by email.
17 May 2014
We have an amazing team of graphic designers, copywriters, outreach experts and subject experts who want to make sure the citizens of this city can help to make sure agricultural land stays in the hands of farmers. We need someone to coordinate efforts. You'll get lots of help from the SPEC team, and the commitment is short term but could have a big impact on food security. Interested? Email Tova at volunteer(at)spec.bc.ca.
The Agricultural Land Reserve project also needs help with outreach.
Interested? Email Tova at volunteer(at)spec.bc.ca.
Social Media Maven
Are you a facebook whiz? A twitter expert? We need to tell the public about all the great work SPEC does, and make sure our message is effective. Have some experience? Interested? Email Tova at volunteer(at)spec.bc.ca.
Our food committee has an amazing legacy of doing great things in the community. We need help leading the charge for our school gardens, Westside Community Food Market, Urban Farmer Field School, among other projects. Interested? Email Tova at volunteer(at)spec.bc.ca.
Energy Committee Project Manager
The energy committee has great projects, and a great team - if you have project management experience, we need someone to drive those projects forward. Interested? Email Tova at volunteer(at)spec.bc.ca.
We do great things, but we're not great at telling people about it. Our message needs work. We need you. Interested? Email Tova at volunteer(at)spec.bc.ca.
The Energy Committee is looking forward to a great 2014! Rob, who is both SPEC's president and the chair of the energy committee, has started a few great projects but needs some awesome people to get them off the ground! If you are dedicated and passionate, there's a place for you. The committee focuses on issues around fossil fuel reduction, alternative energy and education.The committee meets every second Wednesday of the month at 5:30 at the SPEC office. Email volunteer(at)spec.bc.ca or sign up to Become a Volunteer.
The waste committee had a break-out year in 2013, and we're looking for your help to keep the energy flowing. The committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the SPEC office. Email volunteer(at)spec.bc.ca or sign up to Become a Volunteer.
Beach clean-ups, education, oil tankers, agricultural land commission: we need great people to protect the land that sustains us and the water that surrounds us. Email volunteer(at)spec.bc.ca or sign up to Become a Volunteer.
UFFS Promotions Team
Help us build the Urban Farmer Field School, a program designed as a social enterprise for SPEC with workshops to empower budding urban growers with the skills they need to succeed! Promotional team will help with contacting local businesses and speak about the program as well as being out on the ground with posters and flyers to spread the word. Contact fieldschool(at)spec.bc.ca to help with promotions.
Looking for inspiration? Guidance? A chance to give back? Our demonstration gardens are truly amazing. Both locations contribute to the community through supportive learning opportunities and food donations to those in need. You'll find a ton of information on these gardens at specgardens.blogspot.com
. Get involved with the Cambie Communal Garden (near Cambie and 10th avenue) by emailing Dorothy at dorothy.bootle(at)gmail.com. The Cambie group meets regularly on Sunday mornings from 10-noon.
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