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27 Oct 2016 3:00 PM (PDT) • West 7th Ave and Vine St: Kits House
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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up to Become a Volunteer and you'll receive regular volunteer call outs by email.

Board members - we're recruiting! 

We need passionate, smart people to help lead SPEC. Please read more about the positions: general board member and a fund development board member.

Committees - Our committees are always open to receiving new volunteers. Get in touch and join us at one of our meetings!

Energy & Transportation Committee

The Energy & Transportation Committee is looking forward to a great 2016! We have an energetic team of new volunteers that are putting time and energy into some great projects! 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 third Wednesday of the month at 6:00PM at the SPEC office building. Email volunteer(at) or sign up  to Become a Volunteer.

Zero Waste Committee

The Zero Waste committee had an amazing 2015, and now has laid the ground work to go forward on some really amazing ideas. The committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at various locations. Email volunteer(at) or sign up  to Become a Volunteer.

Food & Environment Committee

The Food & Environment Committee works on projects from school gardens to public education to land use issues. They need talented, dedicated people to help move their projects forward. Interested? email volunteer(at) and come to their next meeting! The committee meets mostly on the firts Tuesday of the month at 5:30PM at the SPEC office building

Get Growing!

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 Get involved with the Cambie Communal Garden (near Cambie and 10th avenue) by emailing cambiegarden[at] The Cambie group meets regularly on Sunday mornings from 10-noon.  

Email volunteer(at) to talk to Tova, a real live human being who'd love to help you get involved!!

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