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. 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 by contacting the committee chair. We are also often in need of office, research and writing help from just the right folks.
Other opportunities arise often. Sign up to Become a Volunteer and you'll receive regular volunteer call outs by email.
Listed below are our current opportunities...
Board MembersIt may only October, but we're already thinking about 2014. At our Annual General Meeting in December, we elect new members to our board. We are looking for people with a passion for environmental issues, and expertise that can help SPEC be its best.
Please consider joining the board through one of the following positions:
Land and Water Committee Co-Chair
The Land and Water Committee needs your help to grow its volunteer base and events. We already have a great SPEC board member, Matt Unger, doing great work -- learn from him, and bring your own ideas and expertise to this committee! Land and Water cochair Position 2013.pdf
We at SPEC do great things, but we're not the greatest at telling people about it. We'd love your expertise in getting the word out to improve community engagement. Communications Director 2013.pdf
SPEC is in need of an advisor on topics such as non-profit law and governance. Legal position 2013.pdf
Have a need to give back but don't fit into the categories above? Just fill out the application form above to see if you're the right fit for our board.
Do you have video creation skills and some extra time? We're looking to create one or more short videos on SPEC's sustainability work. Contact marnie(at)spec.bc.ca with a description of your interest, skills and availability.
Committees are always looking for passionate individuals. Food, Energy, Waste and Land & Water Conservation Committees hold regular meetings for those passionate about sustainability initiatives related to these areas. Email marnie(at)spec.bc.ca to get connected.
Green 2 Go Outreach Volunteers Sought
We are looking for outgoing, professional volunteers to help us with outreach to local Vancouver restaurants as part of our Green 2 Go restaurant waste reduction initiative. Volunteers would contact restaurant managers with a set script and provide them with our waste reduction guide which contains recommendations on more environmentally friendly takeout packaging solutions. Outreach will begin mid-August. Please contact green2go(at)spec.bc.ca with an expression of interest and brief CV to get involved.
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. Or, volunteer to the YWCA garden downtown with Alisha alisha.hackinen(at)gmail.com
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