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...
Promotion and Public Engagement
We are looking for volunteers to host SPEC info tables at Whole Foods during the month of April to promote our April Beach Clean Up. Shifts will be approximately 3 hours long and we are seeking volunteers to spend time at each of the 4 Metro Vancouver Whole Foods Market locations. Time of the day and dates can be flexible. Contact Oliver at oliver(at)spec.bc.ca.
CommitteesCommittees 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.
Becoming a Committee member could lead to opportunities such as developing and leading workshops, assisting with research, planning, fundraising, outreach and more.
The fundraising committee at SPEC is looking for volunteers to join us! Are you committed to the work of SPEC and want to lend a hand? The committee oversees the fundraising that is done at the Society and has a number of fun projects that you could help out with. If you would like more information please contact Rowena Anderson at 604-569-7336.
Are you keen to get to the bottom of an issue? Do some careful research and write an engaging article on an environmental area of interest that fits SPEC's mandate? Or contribute to our new Green 2 Go Restaurant Waste Reduction Project. Contact Marnie at marnie(at)spec.bc.ca to get involved.
Beach Clean Up
Volunteer for the Earth! Get involved in our April 20th Kits Beach Clean Up.
View our events page for details on upcoming workshops (UFFS is back!) - www.spec.bc.ca/events
Our gardens will soon be seeking volunteer gardeners. Learn to grow and share your skills in a team environment. Visit www.spec.bc.ca/Demonstration-gardens to learn more. Cambie Garden volunteer times are Sundays from 10am-noon; YWCA rooftop garden volunteer times are Tuesdays from 10-12 and 5-7 and Thursdays (non-SPEC led) from 5-7pm.
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Also to check out…
our gardens blog at specgardens.blogspot.com
our new school gardens blog at specschoolgardensproject.blogspot.ca
our youtube page at www.youtube.com/specbc
and become a fan of SPEC on Facebook