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Position: Lovin’ The Earth Climate Action Fair Volunteer
Organization: Society Promoting Environmental Conservation
Location: Vancouver, BC

About the Event

SPEC is one of Canada’s oldest urban environmental non-profits. Since 1969 its volunteer-driven advocacy initiatives, educational programs and events have inspired countless residents of Greater Vancouver to take a stronger stand for the environment.

In celebration of our 50th birthday, SPEC is presenting a climate action fair on Saturday August 31, from 10am to 3pm at Riley Park (50 E 30th Ave, Vancouver, BC) in Vancouver. Lovin’ the Earth Climate Action Fair will encourage and inspire people of all ages and cultures to reconnect with nature by learning, experiencing and engaging with meaningful action to fight climate change.

There will be stroll-through exhibits with engaging activities, mainstage speakers, and scheduled workshops throughout the day, all focused on answering the question; "What is one thing we can start doing today to help stop the climate crisis?" This one-of-a-kind, family friendly event will cover sustainability topics in areas of food, waste, energy, transportation, and resilience.

Thank you to our sponsors and partners: Aviva Community Fund, Vancity, CBC Vancouver, Little Mountain Neighbourhood House, and Riley Park Community Garden.

Information for Volunteering

We have a wide variety of roles for many skill sets. Fill yourself in and we look forward to seeing you on that day.

Set Up Team: Volunteers will be responsible for moving tents and items to the park and setting up booths. This position is opened to candidates who are able to lift 15 kg. This position is from 7am-10am.

Outreach Team: Volunteers will be responsible for helping out at SPEC's booths by running the games and activities related to themes of food, waste, energy, transportation and resilience. We are looking for candidates who are friendly, outgoing and passionate about the natural environment. There are two time slots available for this position: 9:30am-12:30pm & 12:15 pm-3:15pm. When signing up to be a part of the outreach team, please indicate which theme you would like to join. We will do our best to place you at an activity in your desired theme, however we cannot guarentee placement. Please note that this includes a volunteer training session the week before the event.

Support Team: Volunteers will be responsible for supporting the event in various ways, including directing traffic, asking questions and checking people in. There are also two time slots available for this position: 9:30am-12:30pm & 12:15pm-3:15pm. Please note that this includes a volunteer training session the week before the event.

Take-down Team: Volunteers will be responsible for removing tents and items from the park. This position is opened to candidates who are able to lift 15kg. This position has only one time-slot: 3:00pm-4:30pm.

**Overlapping of positions is not recommended.

Group Registration:If you are part of a business or organization that would like to participate as a group, please email volunteer@spec.bc.ca with the name of your group leader, how many members are a part of your team, and what roles you are interested in.

All the volunteers are encouraged to walk, cycle, use public transit or rideshare to the event. Refreshments will be available at the adjacent Riley Park Farmer’s Market.

If you have any question, please contact volunteer@spec.bc.ca

To register as a volunteer, please visit https://climate_action_fair2019.eventbrite.ca

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 25 2019    ID: 54300