SPEC Elders Circle Launch: Exploring the Terrain
- Would you like to meet fun people and help deliver an interesting event?
- Are you available on Thursday, June 23 for up to 4 hours in the evening?
Join us at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, Main Hall, and help us launch SPEC’s Elder Circle program with our first public event, “Exploring the Terrain”. Through the Elders Circle, participants will discover engaged eldership in a time of great challenge and hope.
We need 4-6 volunteers (adult; all ages) to help us deliver this evening community event on June 23.
You will learn more about how elders in our community can connect, contribute, and grow as creative and wise mentors to younger generations. A light supper is provided. (Bonus! While you’re at Kits House, browse the West Side Community Food Market between 3-7 pm.)
Volunteer opportunities include the following.
Assist with event promotions before the event and help post event notices in coffee shops around Kitsilano Neighbourhood House.
- Set up chairs and tables
- Set up food and beverage service area
- Greet and register participants
- Tend food and beverage tables
- Provide facilitation support
- Put away tables and chairs
- Clean up food and beverage area
2016 Summer market volunteers
The official start of summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for our Westside Community Food Markets! The markets are co-hosted by Kitsilano Neighbourhood House and the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation and run every Thursday from June 23 to September 15. With food and artisan vendors, music, a coffee/tea station and activities, the market becomes a community gathering space in the summer. It’s the perfect volunteer opportunity to do with a friend, or if you want to meet some new great volunteers!
We are hosting an orientation and meet & greet for market volunteers, taking place on Thursday, June 16th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (2305 West 7th Ave, corner of Vine Street). Snacks will be served. Please confirm if you plan on attending.
** Please come even if you aren’t sure if you want to volunteer yet or not – it’s the perfect opportunity to learn more and figure out if it’s the right fit for you.
At the orientation, we will go into more depth of what is expected of market volunteers, what the different roles entail and so on. Market Operations Assistants will all assist with either market set up or take down each market day, and perform a variety of other tasks, from promoting the market to surveying visitors and capturing stories and photographs. Other job duties may include:
Other opportunities arise often. Sign up to Become a Volunteer and you'll receive regular volunteer call outs by email.
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)spec.bc.ca or sign up to Become a Volunteer.
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)spec.bc.ca or sign up to Become a Volunteer.
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)spec.bc.ca 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