Archived Opportunities

These volunteer opportunities have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator (i.e. nonprofit organization). Please note that these opportunities are only presented for interest – to give volunteers and site visitors an opportunity to see the types of positions offered by organizations.

Marketing and Social Media Volunteer

Organization: BC Entertainment Hall of Fame
Category: Communications / Marketing / Media
Description: The BC Entertainment Hall of Fame is looking for a volunteer to assist with marketing and social media. We promote and recognize British Columbians in the entertainment field. You should enjoy writing stories about the arts for our website as well as interconnecting with all forms of social media to help promote the Hall of Fame and our activities. Volunteer should feel comfortable working from home.

Shop Assistant

Organization: Working Gear Clothing Society
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: Working Gear Clothing Society is a group of individuals dedicated to improving the lives of others in our community. Many work-ready men have difficulty in accessing paid employment because they lack appropriate attire. Our goal is to reduce or eliminate this barrier. We provide low income men with industry appropriate clothing at no cost, which greatly assists them in returning to full time employment. Working Gear is entirely volunteer managed and run. We rely on committed volunteers to ensure that we keep our doors open. Shop assistants are needed to serve customers when they come to the shop for an appointment.

Recreational Volunteers in the Lower Mainland

Organization: Howe Sound Rehabilitation Services Society
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: Volunteer Opportunities Howe Sound Rehabilitation Services Society Our History Howe Sound Rehabilitation Services Society first opened its doors in 1988 in North Vancouver with the establishment of Windridge House, a residential home that had accommodations for three people with developmental disabilities. Today, Howe Sound provides a range of residential and day program services to over 150 adults, youth, and children with acquired brain injuries, developmental, physical, and health care needs. Assisted Living – Liberty Place & Freedom Place Our Assisted Living Program provides housing and support to adults between the ages of 19 and 64 who have a physical disability and can direct their own care. Each building offers hospitality and personal assistance to individuals with physical disabilities. The tenants can also access a recreation program at each building. Headway Centres – Vancouver & New West Our Headway Centres are community based programs for people with acquired brain injuries. Members run their centre through participation in work departments and may also access the centre’s many drop-in leisure programs. Headway departments assist members in gaining valuable skills and experience to help them further their personal and vocational goals. Recreational Programs Air Hockey, Billiards Board Games & Cards Music & Instruments Computers & Tech All Types of Sports Crafts & Beading Library & Reading Movie Nights Community Outings Hiking, Walking, Parks Swimming & Fitness And MANY MORE! Reasons to Volunteer at HSRSS The Benefits • To gain experience in the community & social services sector • To expand future job opportunities • To develop and establish professional relationships • To network with professionals in the field • To gain leadership and grow professionally and personally • To be part of team environment and many more! How to Get Started Be a Part of Our Team! HSRSS is looking for individuals to share their time and talent! If you are interested in being a part of our team, please email a copy of your resume and cover letter to John Nguyen at HRG@howesound.net. For more information, please visit our website at www.howesound.net

Walk for Life Volunteer

Organization: Positive Living BC
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: The Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE is looking for volunteers! On Sunday September 21st, 2014, the Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE is celebrating 29 years of providing hope, promoting life, and spreading awareness of HIV/AIDS. As one of the largest fundraising events in Western Canada, the Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE raises funds to support those in BC living with HIV, and raises awareness of the challenges they face. Of course, this annual event wouldn't be possible without the dedication of volunteers like you. If you want to have fun while getting involved with a great cause and supporting your community, then we would love to work with you! Whether you want to be on the front lines or behind the scenes, there’s a role for you. Being a WALK volunteer has many benefits, including: • A free Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE T-shirt • A reference letter (upon request) for educational or professional purposes • A great feeling knowing that you are contributing to a worthy cause! AIDS WALK Details: When? Sunday, September 21st, 2014. Registration begins at 10:00 AM and the walk ends at 1:00 PM with entertainment to follow. Depending on the role, volunteer shifts can vary and extend before and after WALK hours. Where? Sunset Beach (Beach Avenue between Thurlow and Bute) What? 6.75km walk along the seawall with a shorter 2.2 km walk option available Why? To raise funds in support of people in BC living with HIV/AIDS VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE: • Logistics: Assist with site set up on Saturday, September 20th. Support the Logistics team and complete various tasks under the direction of the Logistics Team Leader during the WALK. • Parking Attendants: Manage the AIDS WALK Parking lot area and the distribution of parking passes. This role is well suited to those that have a high attention to detail, confident, and able to work well without supervision. • Photographers: Capture all of the special moments of the event with their own camera and assist with photographing throughout the day. Perfect for those with skills & experience in event or group photography. • Donation Collectors: Collect donations from the general public at two off-site stations during the WALK. These volunteers may also be asked to collect donations for red carnations and red ribbon balloons. Experience dealing with people and experience in sales will be of help in this position. • Information Tent: Home to many of our volunteers doing many different jobs including: checking in volunteers, distributing lunch and water, operating the lost and found, coordinating coat check, and helping to keep our site clean and tidy • Registration Tent: Register all of the teams and individual walkers arriving to participate in the walk on Event Day. Specific skills and experience in financial management, money handling, and customer service are required. • Route Team: Monitor the route and the water stations, as well as direct pedestrian traffic. Experience and interest in customer service and information giving a plus! Volunteers with First Aid certification or health and safety experience is a great asset. • Kids Activities: Oversee the kids’ activities table and entertain the WALK’s pint size attendees. Volunteers will be asked to assist with crafts, face-painting, and storytelling. • Merchandising: Sell T-shirts and other AIDS WALK for LIFE memorabilia. • Cheerleaders: Cheer on participants as they do the WALK, and get them pumped up about the event! A cheerful and energetic personality is a must. Cheerleaders will also be asked to create their own enthusiastic signs for the WALK. • Setup/Teardown: Responsible for setting the event up and then tearing it all down once it’s all over! Volunteers will be required to lift and carry things like tables, fences, and tents. Volunteers are able to sign up for setup, teardown, or both. • Office Assistance This special group of people offer their time in the day or evening (special office nights are also planned) with database input, phone calls, mailings, registration package assembly, and computer work (Access, Word and Excel used in the office). If you’re interested in volunteering for this amazing event, we want to hear from you! Fill out our online volunteer application form here: www.positivelivingbc.org/events/scotiabank-aids-walk-life-2014-volunteer-application-form You can also contact Jason Leung, the Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE Volunteer Coordinator, by responding to this volunteer opportunity posting. To learn more about our organization and its services please visit our website www.positivelivingbc.org

NSN High School/Post-Secondary Regional Ambassador

Organization: National Student Work
Category: Boards / Committee / Leadership
Description: The National Student Network (NSN) is a student-run online platform that empowers Canadian youth to become agents of positive social change. As a national, grassroots initiative, the NSN aims to maximize the potential of all students through exposure to meaningful opportunities, tailored peer-mentorship and self-expression. We believe that by connecting students across the country through an active and supportive network, we can bring about social engagement among youth on a massive scale. The NSN Regional Ambassador program allows enthusiastic students to serve as our primary advocate within their educational institution. Eligibility: - Must be a registered student at a high school or post-secondary institution in Canada - Have access to a computer, internet and a webcam Responsibilities include: - Serve as the primary liaison between the NSN and their school to promote NSN mission and programs - Promote the services and activities of the NSN throughout the school year via social media, word of mouth, etc. - Organize a minimum of one awareness event within their school on behalf of the NSN (Info night, lunch presentation, class talk, etc.)

Carousel Theatre for Young People is looking for Volunteer Ushers for our 2014/15 season!

Organization: Carousel Theatre for Young People
Category: Children & Youth
Description: We are currently looking for Volunteer Ushers for our 2014/15 season. Volunteering for CTYP is a great way to get involved in the world of Theatre for Young Audiences and you get to see the show for free! 2014/15 Season: • The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Nov 23 & 29 @ The Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre) • James and the Giant Peach (Dec 3-Jan 4 @ The Waterfront Theatre) • Shakespearean Rhapsody (Feb 27-Mar 29 @ The Waterfront Theatre) • The Adventures of Robin Hood (April 7-April 19 @ The Waterfront Theatre) • Dot & Ziggy (June 2-14 @ CTYP’s Bee Stage on Granville Island) Duties: • Greet patrons and take tickets when they arrive • Escort patrons to seating • Hand out programs • Ensure audience safety during the show For information on how to become a CTYP Volunteer and to fill out an application, check out our website at: www.carouseltheatre.ca/about-carousel-theatre/volunteer/ OR contact Emily at emily@carouseltheatre.ca

Look Good Feel better- raising money for Breast Cancer

Organization: Shoppers Drug Mart 2235
Category: Fundraising & Sponsorship
Description: Raising money for Look good feel better.. Having an event on November 8th 2-7pm Looking for: Raffle gifts food Photographer Makeup artist Hair stylist Clown or kids activities

Round-Up! Rounf-Up! The Circus is Coming to Town and We Need You!

Organization: CircusFest 2014
Category: Communications / Marketing / Media
Description: CircusWest Performing Arts Society presents CircusFest 2014 from November 6th-9th in some of Vancouver’s most reputable venues including The Cultch, PNE Garden Auditorium, Wise Hall and Sideshow Studios. CircusFest celebrates the incredible talent and skill of circus artists and performers from across the Pacific Northwest. The festival will bring the Circus Community together over 4 spectacular days of performance, discussion, installation and more. CircusFest is the first of its kind in Vancouver and we need dedicated volunteers like you to help it be the best of its kind! Participation in the festival gives volunteers the chance to hone their skills, establish friendships, engage with Circus Arts and network within the community. Volunteer responsibilities range from ushering and ticketing to sewing and painting so whether you are a circus enthusiast, aspiring costumer or simply curious there is an opportunity to get involved in a variety of different areas including: ∞ Front of House ∞ Information ∞ Security ∞ Production ∞ Design ∞ Dispatch If you are interested in coming on board please apply via the link below. http://circusfestvancouver.com/get-involved/volunteer/. As thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers for your hard work, you will be provided with a reference letter from our Festival Director in addition to being granted complimentary access to our headlining show and post-show festivities. We thank all applicants for their interest in volunteering at CircusFest 2014! Selected applicants will be contacted to attend our volunteer orientation at the end of the month. *All Volunteers are expected to adhere to CircusFest’s Code of Conduct.

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David Thomas