Volunteer

Wild About Vancouver is a collective of volunteers. Everyone is encouraged to get involved. Here are the current volunteer roles we need your help with. If none of these catch your eye, please email info@wildaboutvancouver.com and hopefully we can help you to get involved with Wild About Vancouver!

  • We are looking for a volunteer Website Developer to help us with updating and improving the Wild About Vancouver website. 

    Qualifications:

    • – HTML/Wordpress Skills
      – Experience with the development of plug-ins and extensions to enhance our current WordPress website, particularly the ability to create an interactive map.
      – reliable and organized with excellent written and verbal communication skills, internet-savvy.-

    Deliverables and duties:

    • – Work with the WAV team to keep the website updates and user-friendly
      – Develop plug-ins or extensions to improve the WAV website

    Time Period:
    2-10 h/week (estimate, somewhat flexible), ongoing, minimum until April 2017, further involvement beyond April may be less hours per week. Work can be done at home, however check-ins with the WAV team will be required. 

  • We are looking for Social Media Volunteers to assist with the upcoming Wild About Vancouver Outdoor Education Festival (WAV) running April 22-30th, 2017.

    Social Media Volunteers will assist the WAV team by contributing and monitoring the various social media streams leading up to and during the festival.

    Qualifications:

    • –  Experience with social media, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
      –  High energy, enthusiastic and a creative thinker.
      –  Marketing, communication and/or public relations experience would be considered an asset.
      –  Passion for the outdoors and education.
      –  Works well as part of a team as well as individually.
      –  Attention to detail.

    Deliverables and duties:

    • – Work with our Social Media and Publicity Chairs to develop material for WAVs various social media streams.
      – Monitor specific social media streams.

    Time Period:
    Approximately 3-5 hours a week with potential increase during festival week. Work can be done at home, however weekly check-ins with the WAV team will be required. 

  • We are looking for Volunteers to join the Festival Media Team for the upcoming Wild About Vancouver Outdoor Education Festival (WAV) running April 22-30th, 2017.

    Festival Media Team Volunteers will assist WAV by visiting festival events to take pictures, videos and short interviews.

    Qualifications:

    • – Experience with photography or videography
      – Experience with social media, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
      – High energy, enthusiastic and a creative thinker
      – Marketing, communication and/or public relations experience would be considered an asset
      – Passion for the outdoors and education
      – Works well as part of a team as well as individually
      – Attention to detail
      – Ability to travel throughout city with ease would be an asset
      – Access to photography camera, video camera or camera phone

    Deliverables and Duties:

    • – Work with our Social Media and Publicity Chairs to share WAV festival events.
      – Contribute to social media and website during festival week.
      – Be able to visit numerous festival events.

    Time Period:
    Approximately 4 hours/day for at least 3 days of the WAV festival.

  • We are looking for a Media Assistant for the upcoming Wild About Vancouver Outdoor Education Festival (WAV) running April 22-30th, 2017.

    The Media Assistant will assist the WAV Coordinator with the planning and execution of media.

    Qualifications:

    • – Attention to detail
      – Excellent research skills
      – Works well independently
      – Computer skills – Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook experience necessary; database and website maintenance experience an asset
      – Knowledge of media in Vancouver (print, online, radio, TV, etc) an asset

    Deliverables and Duties:

    • – Assist our WAV Coordinator with researching media contacts, timelines, and other media preparation
      – Take the lead on sending out media releases at the appropriate times

    Time Period:
    Approximately 10-15 hours total, over 3 months, with a commitment to see the project through.

  • We are looking for a Assistant Coordinator  for the upcoming Wild About Vancouver Outdoor Education Festival (WAV) running April 22-30th, 2017.

    The Assistant Coordinator will support the WAV Coordinator with promotion and donor research, community outreach, and event planning.

    Qualifications:

    • – Enjoys building relationships with new people and organizations
      – Detail oriented with good time management skills
      – Work well independently, as well as with a team, especially with other volunteers
      – Computer skills – Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook experience necessary; database and website maintenance experience an asset
      – Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism
      – Energetic and excited about creating positive change
      – Excellent written and verbal communications skills
      – Passion for the outdoors and education

    Deliverables and duties:

    • – Assist our WAV Coordinator with preparing for Wild About Vancouver
      – Able to connect with community members to promote WAV and build interest in groups/individuals to host events.

    Time Period:
    Approximately 2-5 hours/week with a 3 month commitment.

Share your stories!

We are always looking for content to share about getting outdoors, especially around Vancouver. Send it our way.

 

For more information please email info@wildaboutvancouver.com or explore our website at www.wildaboutvancouver.com, follow us on Twitter @WildAboutVan and like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/wildaboutvancouver.