Village Vancouver

Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities

Volunteer with Village Vancouver - over 75 ways you can help build a more resilient Vancouver!

Village Vancouver is a volunteer-driven organization, so if you want to change the world, roll up your sleeves and volunteer with us! There are dozens of ways to participate. Please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form or send an email to volunteer@villagevancouver.ca.

Current and upcoming opportunities:

  1. Administrative Assistant: We're seeking someone who can devote 4 (or more) hours/week to help with administrative tasks.
  2. Newsletter Editors: Join our Newsletter Team and help get produce our newsletter. Perfect for aspiring journalists and aspiring media barons!
  3. Tablers: Help promote Village when we table or have a booth.
  4. Event Promoter: Coordinate the posting of VV events in the Georgia Straight, West Ender, Courier,and other media outlets.
  5. Social Media Promoter: Help with our social media outreach.
  6. Videographer: Make videos of events for VVTV and post them to this site. At some point, we'd also like to make our own In Transition Vancouver video.
  7. Slideshow Artist: Make topical slideshows about VV using the incredible collection of photos on this site.
  8. Mailing List Manager: Help manage our email lists. Skills: data entry and familiarity with Mail Chimp.
  9. Administrative Working Group Member: We're looking for folks to help with admin tasks for 3-5 hours/month.
  10. Group and Village Coordinators/Core Group Members: Help coordinate a village or group and engage fellow Villagers and community members.
  11. Main St. Village is looking for a couple more people to join its' Core Group.
  12. East Van Village is looking for a couple more people to join its' Core Group.
  13. Join a Community or Collaborative Garden/Help w/other Urban Ag Initiatives: Get involved with a VV garden or other growing project. All levels of experience welcome.
  14. Help with a Permaculture Project: Get involved with a VV Permaculture project. All levels of experience welcome.
    VV's Permaculture and other Plots at Cottonwood Community Garden is looking for 1 or 2 new participants. No experience necessary. 
  15. Seed Librarians: Help maintain our growing collection of seed libraries and keep them well-stocked.
  16. Kits Village Plastic Recycling Depot Volunteer: Help with our monthly depot 1-2 hours/month.
  17. Host a Drop-in Spaghetti Night: Help introduce neighbours to one another over a meal. Hosts are eligible to receive $5/person to cover the costs of the food. (Some geographical restrictions apply.)
  18. VV Car Free Day Demo Village Volunteers (April-June 2018): Join other volunteers working with organizer Ross to create a huge VV Community Village at the Main St. Car Free Day Festival in June 2018. Planning (starting in April) and day of. 
  19. Neighbour Savour IX (October 2018): Help with outreach, setup, tabling, food scraps/recycling station, cleaning, breakdown, etc. at our annual zero waste community potluck. 
  20. Start a new project: Do you have a project in mind that you'd like to do through Village? Let's talk about it.
  21. Run for the Village Vancouver Transition Society Board of Directors. Our 2017 AGM is on November 26th. For more info, please contact VVTS President (agm.vvts@gmail.com).
  22. McBride Park Community Garden: Help start our new community garden.
  23. Strathcona Park Field House: Help out at our Food and Gardening Fieldhouse office.
  24. Seed Savers Club: Help develop seed saving materials.
  25. Seed Packet Parties: Help create seed packets for our  seed libraries.
  26. Grant Writers: Help our Grant Writing Team write grants.
  27. Kits Village Collaborative Garden
  28. Aberthau Garden Project
  29. Green Streets Garden
  30. Minute Taker
  31. Westside Food Festival
  32. Westside Neighbourhood Food Network
  33. Teach a Workshop
  34. West End Village Community Potlucks and Workshops
  35. VV Meetups
  36. VV Activists
  37. Marpole-Oakridge Neighbourhood Food Network
  38. False Creek South Neighbourhood Food Network
  39. Permacuture Vancouver
  40. School Programming
  41. Mason Bee Houses
  42. Inner City Village
  43. Kits Village
  44. Kerrisdale Transition Village
  45. ElderGreens
  46. Grow Local
  47. Website Maintenance
  48. Buying Club
  49. Fieldhouse Garden
  50. Outreach Team
  51. Aberthau Garden Open House
  52. Aberthau Garden Harvest Celebration
  53. Kits Village Collaborative Garden Open House
  54. Kits Village Collaborative Garden Harvest Celebration
  55. Organic Gardening Open House
  56. Inner City Village Garden Plot
  57. Herb Spiral Garden Plot
  58. DTESNH Garden Plot
  59. Collaborations with Emily Carr University
  60. Leafleting and Postering for Neighbour Savour
  61. Placemaking Projects
  62. Permaculture Vancouver Monthly Meetup
  63. Graphic Artist
  64. Poster Making
  65. Event Posting
  66. Strathcona Park Fieldhouse Blogging
  67. Aberthau Garden Blogging
  68. Annual Report Preparation
  69. Building Seed Libraries
  70. Neighbourhood Small Grant Projects
  71. Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grant Projects
  72. West Point Grey Village
  73. Present a mini-workshop (Permaculture Vancouver Meetup)
  74. Present a mini-workshop (West End Community Potluck)
  75. Present a mini-workshop (WENFN West End Urban Garden Club)
  76. Present a mini-workshop (VV Meetup)
  77. Present a mini-workshop (Main St. Village Meetup)
  78. Neighbour Savour West

Village engages individuals, neighbourhoods & organizations to take actions that build sustainable communities & have fun doing it. Join us!

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Latest Activity

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*Kits January Free Plastic Recycling Depot (@Kits Community Centre) at Kits Community Centre

January 18, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Saturday
Carmela A joined Randy Chatterjee's group
Wednesday
Carmela A joined Village Vancouver's group
Dec 28, 2017
Anita Ida is now a member of Village Vancouver
Dec 25, 2017

Ongoing Courses/Activities

Interested in participating in a VV garden? Contact us at gardening@villagevancouver.ca.

Interested in getting involved with VV in other ways? check out http://www.villagevancouver.ca/page/volunteering-1.

Southern BC Permaculture Design Certificate March 11, 2018-June 9, 2019

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