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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
10:57 am
Acorn Canada
Acorn Canada is finally having a chapter in Burnaby :D The progress is going great, and we are cracking down and focusing on big issues like BC Housing and Standard of Maintenance, and lighting for dark streets and alleys.

We are even making a trip out to Burnaby City Hall on Monday May 6th on Canada Way.

We were granted permission to host Acorn tables in the parking lot at the Southside Community Church on Tuesday mornings.. If we can have volunteers from 9am-11am, contact me at acorn.burnaby @ gmail.com

Thank you so much,

Current Mood: awake
Monday, July 20th, 2009
2:56 pm
Come Volunteer for The Weekend to End Breast Cancer!
The Weekend to End Breast Cancer is a 2-day, 60km walk with one night of camping to raise money for BC Cancer Foundation and for the fight against breast cancer and other women's cancers throughout the province. Participants will start on Saturday August 15th at Rocky Mountaineer (near Main and Terminal) and walk 30km to Killarney Park (near 49th and Rupert). They will spend the night in our tent village and then walk another 30k back to Rocky Mountaineer!

We need volunteers to help with this fantastic event... volunteers like you! We have the following shifts available, so please email me at mwhitney@endcancer.ca as soon as possible if you are interested in any of them!

- August 15th, Rocky Mountaineer, 5am to noon, Lots of admin type shifts, lots of participant interaction
- August 16th, Killarney Park, 8am to 1pm, You will be taking down sleeping tents on this shift (great for large or small groups and families)
- August 16th, Rocky Mountaineer, 5am to 1pm, Set-Up/Admin Type Shifts/Closing Ceremonies
- August 16th, Rocky Mountaineer, 1pm to 8pm, Tear Down/Admin Type Shifts/Closing Ceremonies

Thanks in advance!!! For more info on this event you can visit www.endcancer.ca
Tuesday, July 7th, 2009
2:39 pm
Volunteering for Vancouver Pride!
Hey everyone!

I just wanted to let you all know that It's not too late to sign up to volunteer for Vancouver Pride 2009; we are still accepting volunteers for a few events, including the Pride Parade and Festival, August 2nd. I wanted to make sure the word gets out to everyone in the community, so that no one misses the chance to be a part of this.

Sign up sooner than later to get the shifts you want; last year we filled up fast and we anticipate the same to happen for this year. Just this week we implemented a new system where you sign up, get your very own login, and then from there you can sign up for the exact events, shifts, and positions you want... immediately! Absolutely no waiting to be scheduled. You can then view your shifts online any time, instead of waiting for an email.

You can either go to www.vancouverpride.ca and look for the volunteer page, or take this shortcut:


Just click on "I would like to volunteer for this organization" and take it from there!

Remember, ANYONE can volunteer. You don't have to be GLBTQ, etc, etc. I get that question a lot  =)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
4:13 pm
Last Chance!
BC Cancer Foundation's Underwear Affair presented by Joe Boxer(www.uncoverthecure.org) is a 10K Run / 5K Walk to uncover cures for cancers below the waist. It's probably one of the most sexy, fun, and worthwhile events of the summer. This year the event takes place on Saturday July 11th at the Seaforth Armoury (on Burrard Street) in downtown Vancouver.

If you haven't registered to participate in the event, at least take advantage of this LAST CHANCE to sign up to be a volunteer. I'll be making the volunteer schedule no later than Monday, so if you have been thinking about it (you know you've seen the posters and fliers all over town), now is the time to make the right decision join us!

Volunteer shifts will start at 3pm and end at 10pm. Everyone who volunteers between 3pm and 10pm will not only get to see the participants, but will also get to take part in our super fun EXPOsed after-party.

To volunteer, please fill out the form located at: http://va09.uncoverthecure.org/site/PageServer?pagename=09_volunteer

Note: While you are more than welcome to volunteer dressed up as wacky as you want, or in your underwear, you don't HAVE to. People can wear whatever they are comfortable with wearing.

Thanks everyone!

Oh, and some pictures behind the cut!

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Monday, June 8th, 2009
10:54 am
BC Cancer Foundation Volunteer Shuttle to Washington June 21st.
For those of you who were interested in volunteering for BC Cancer Foundation's Ride to Conquer Cancer but were unable to be crew or were unable to get transportation to Washington State, we are really happy to have arranged to get a volunteer shuttle for Sunday June 21st that will leave from Downtown Vancouver, drive to the campsite in Mount Vernon in the morning, to Seattle in the afternoon, and then back to Downtown Vancouver in the evening. This means that if you live in Vancouver, have a passport, and want to put a very full volunteer day in on Sunday the 21st, you are now able to do so without worrying about transportation.

Details behind the cut for anyone who is interested!

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
11:21 am
Last Chance to Volunteer for The Ride to Conquer Cancer
The detailed version is much longer and behind the cut, but I will sum it up in brief. If you are interested, you can read the further details behind the cut. Important point: you don't need to cycle or have a bike to volunteer! Only participants will be biking.

On June 20th to 21st, cyclists will be participating in The Ride to Conquer Cancer which is a bike ride from Vancouver BC to Seattle WA. Full proceeds of the event will go to support BC Cancer Foundation, Canary Foundation (WA) and The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre (WA). We need volunteers in a few locations:

Saturday Morning June 20th at Guildford Mall in Surrey (Canada) from 4am to noon.
Saturday Morning June 20th at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon (USA) setting up tents from 8am to 2pm.
Sunday Morning June 21st at Edgewater Park in in Mount Vernon (USA) taking down tents from 9am to 2pm
Sunday Morning and Afternoon at the University of Washington (USA) June 21st in Seattle
(Note: Volunteers MUST provide their own transportation to the above opportunities)

We have a shuttle from Vancouver to Seattle for those volunteers that want to put in a full day on Sunday the 21st.

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Friday, April 24th, 2009
9:48 am
Free Snacks & Joe Boxer Apparel: Help us Launch the Underwear Affair!
We are launching the Underwear Affair in Vancouver we need your help! To kick things off we are staging fun and funky demonstrations against underwear cancers complete with picket lines, chanting, and homemade signage. We want you to join us on the picket line and raise awareness about these insidious cancers and the Underwear Affair. Come on down and join to make your voice heard. It is time we lift the taboos surrounding underwear cancers and put these diseases on the run!

April 29th we would like demonstrators to arrive at the BC Cancer Foundation Special Events Office at absolutely no later than 11am. Seems strict, but it's very important =) We plan to start the demonstration at noon. NOTE: DO NOT JUST SHOW UP! YOU MUST RSVP by NO LATER than April 27th, 2009. You will NOT be participating without RSVPing! You need all of the proper details to participate =)

The Art Gallery in Vancouver (Robson side) Media will be invited for 12:30 and things wrap up around 2pm.

Since the UA is all about putting the fun back in fundraiser we want everyone to dress the part. As you do on event come out in crazy costumes, funky getup, underwear or with underwear over your pants. Given the prevalence of underwear cancers and the need for events like the Underwear Affair we need our demonstration to grab attention.

We will provide you with snacks and beverages to help fuel you during the demonstration. All we ask is that you show up in fun, funky attire as you would on event and that you come for ready for a good time on the picket line.

For more info on how to participate in the demonstration against underwear cancers to kickoff the 2009 Underwear Affair please contact Monika Whitney at mwhitney@endcancer.ca by April 20th, 2009.
Monday, April 6th, 2009
2:22 pm
Be Apart of a Funky Mock Demonstration to Promote The Underwear Affair!!!
On April 29th 2009, we will be holding a funky and exciting Mock Demonstration in downtown Vancouver to promote BC Cancer Foundation's Underwear Affair.

Imagine this: 50 to 100 people of all ages, dressed in lab coats, scrubs, underwear, feather boas, silly wigs, fishnets, poofy skirts, and other crazy outfits, protesting cancers below the waist! Letting the world know... we won't take it anymore... no more cancers below the waist!

The Underwear Affair is a fun 10K run or 5K walk that benefits often underfunded cancers like prostate, colorectal and cervical. It’s time to do something bold and help support BC Cancer Foundation’s effort to find cures and better treatments for these cancers. It is one of those rare events that combine a really great cause and a really good time. It’s for people of all ages, all athletic abilities, and all fashion statements. Of course, participating in your underwear is encouraged, but not required.

For this promotional event we want to make a loud splash! The more people we expose this event to, the more registrations we will get, and the more money will go to the BC Cancer Foundation.

We are looking for:

- 50 to 100 people... one of which could be you, your friends, your family!
- These people should wear the craziest outfits you can imagine... wigs, scrubs, labcoats, feather boas, booty shorts, fishnets, underwear of any kind (try to keep it clean though, this is an all ages event), jumpsuits, leotards, etc, etc. How crazy can you get!?
- This event will take place in downtown Vancouver in a very public space (location to be announced very, very soon -- think the library or the art gallery)

We will provide the protest signs.

The event will occur on April 29th.

Everyone will meet at the BC Cancer Foundation Special Events Office at 11am (#303 - 698 Seymour Street). We will be done by 1:30pm.

Please note: this is a media launch, so you will likely get your picture in the paper or on tv. Dress accordingly =)

YOU MUST contact Monika, the Volunteer Coordinator, in order to participate. Please RSVP by April 20th, 2009, in order to ensure that you are signed up to participate. Remember, volunteers can be any age!

For more information or to sign up, please contact Monika at mwhitney@endcancer.ca. You can also visit our website at www.uncoverthecure.org
Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
2:41 pm
Weekend Volunteer Trip to Seattle, Washington: Just $25!!!
The Ride to Conquer Cancer Crew is a group of exceptional volunteers whose mission is to provide outstanding service and support to create a historic 200km journey that will be unforgettable and will make a bold stand in the fight against cancer.

They are a team of passionate individuals who will unite to achieve one common goal over two days. They will work to help create an incomparable experience for the riders. To show the world that heroes really do exist. To take a stand in the fight against cancer. The Crew will truly serve as the backbone of the event. Instead of riding 200km the Crew are the support teams that will take the dream and make it a reality. The Crew will turn an empty field into camp; they will guide the riders along the route and be the support they need to go on each day. Together, the Crew and riders become a team. They are the Ride to conquer Cancer.

Crew members are registered participants in The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefitting BC Cancer Foundation, Canary Foundation, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Like all registered participants, they pay an administration fee. The fee is regularly $75, but will be $25 for a limited time only. This fee includes all meals (2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 2 dinners), camping (tent and transportation of belongings provided), as well as transportation starting in Vancouver, BC, Canada to and from Seattle, Washington USA. We will be camping overnight in the Mt. Vernon area.

NOTE: Crew is a full 2 day commitment: June 20-21, 2009.

For the cost of the registration fee, all camping, transportation, training, massage, physio, entertainment, and meals provided for the 2 day duration of the event. You'll also get a jersey, participation certificate, and a letter of reccomendation upon request.

To register to be crew, please visit www.conquercancer.ca and use the promotion code "ride09" to get your registration for $25.
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
12:46 pm
Volunteers Needed for The Ride to Conquer Cancer
June 19-21, thousands of cyclists of all abilities will participate in The Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting BC Cancer Foundation. As they embark on this epic journey, they’ll need your help! BC Cancer Foundation is committed to raising funds to reduce the incidence of cancer, the mortality rate from cancer, and improve the quality of life for those who live with cancer.

Our vision… a world free from cancer.

Join the Volunteer Team!

The Ride needs you for a couple of hours or a full day to help with:

• Registration (Vancouver Only)
• Pitching the tents at Camp (Mount Vernon Only)
• Ceremony production (Both)
• Cheering on the Riders (Both)
• And more!

If you or your group are interested, please contact me via email (mwhitney@endcancer.ca)  or by calling 1.888.771. BIKE (2453).  For more information on our event, please visit www.conquercancer.ca  Individual Volunteers can also register at the following link (http://va09.conquercancer.ca/site/PageServer?pagename=09_volunteerregistration).

Thanks so much for your time and consideration.  If you’d like, I can send you a PDF of our flyer so you can print it and hang it up or distribute it in any way you wish.

Thursday, November 20th, 2008
4:18 pm
Hit the streets of Vancouver to benefit the BC Cancer Foundation (Vancouver)
Do you get excited at the idea of getting decked out in wacky costumes and meeting new people, all while helping out a great cause? If so, then you better read on! We are looking for fun, enthusiastic Volunteers who are eager and ready to hit the streets of Vancouver as Outreach-ers to benefit the BC Cancer Foundation. Help us in our quest to raise millions of dollars for cancer treatment, prevention, education and outreach services.

As a member of one of our Street Teams you’ll be out on the town, dressed up in wacky attire, and taking part in some crazy outreach stunts. No two days will ever be the same... this environment is fun, fast-paced, and highly rewarding! If you are passionate about this cause, love talking to people, and are someone who knows everyone (or who wants to), this is the position for you!

We are looking for twenty creative, outgoing, and hip individuals to join our Street Teams. You must be willing to commit to approximately 10 hours a month from December 2008 (Starting in January is negotiable) to June 2009. If you are interested or want to learn more, please email mwhitney@endcancer.ca as soon as possible.
Saturday, August 16th, 2008
1:40 pm
Volunteers in Africa!
Are you ready to be a volunteer in Africa? If yes, you are very welcome to join international movement Humana People To People where we are making the difference in all over the World! Our programm is devided to periods - 6 month special education for volunteers in DRH Holsted School in Denmark to get all necessary skills for development work, 6 month volunteer job in Africa and 2 month evaluation period for sharing your experience with others. For more information visit www.drh-holsted.org or contact us: phone +45 24 42 41 52 e-mail :andrea@drh-holsted.org
Monday, February 11th, 2008
12:35 pm
Volunteers needed - Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Langley
The BC Association for Community Living (BCACL) is looking for outgoing and responsible volunteers to help operate the weekend mall campaign for the Right Stuff Lottery. Event Volunteers will be ambassadors for BCACL at the mall displays, selling tickets and answering questions. Locations include Burnaby, Langley, Surrey, and Vancouver. Shifts are 3-4 hours long, and take place on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays throughout February and March.

Must be 19 years of age or older. 

Please contact Lisa at 604.777.9100 ext. 522 for more information or to sign up for shifts.
Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
1:39 pm
Volunteers Needed: Study on Homophobia and Transphobia in High School

My name is Rebecca Haskell. I am a graduate student in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. I am conducting a study about homophobic and transphobic bullying in high schools. The study has gone on longer than expected due to some health issues, but I'm back in action and looking to set up a group discussion for the end of February. The research, involving group discussions with former high school students, is designed to inform practice, policy, and research and promote a safer learning environment for high school students in Canada.


Interested in being involved? Join a short (1-1.5 hour) one-time discussion group.


Do you meet the following criteria?


1)      Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited or queer (GLBTTQ) individual who feels that you were bullied in high school because of your sexual orientation or gender identity;


2)      19 years of age or older;


3)      graduated from or left a Canadian high school in the year 2002 or later.

NOTE: You did NOT have to be 'out' in high school to participate.


If you fit these criteria and are interested in discussing your experiences (both positive and negative) with other GLBTTQ people who have also experienced bullying you’re invited to participate! Refreshments will be provided.


For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Rebecca at bullystudy@hotmail.com or see www.myspace.com/htpbullystudy


Sunday, December 9th, 2007
11:25 am
Volunteer as a Kindness Club Host
Are you interested in finding out about other cultures? Would you enjoy surprising people around you with random acts of kindness? Then volunteering as a "Host" with MOSAIC's Kindness Club program may be just what you're looking for!

As a Host, you will help an immigrant or refugee who has recently arrived in Canada to:

· meet new people,

· learn about Canadian culture and values,

· discover what to do for fun in Vancouver,

· find out about community services, and

· volunteer in the community.

There are so many potential benefits for you. Maybe you'll make a new friend or try a new activity. Maybe you'll start learning to speak another language or be inspired to travel overseas. The opportunities are endless.

If you join our team of volunteers, you'll be partnered with a newcomer for 3 months. Partners usually meet once a week for two hours. What you do together and when you meet is up to you. We also encourage partners to attend one social gathering per month at our office on Commercial Drive to share stories and have fun with other hosts and newcomers.

If that's not enough, you'll get to think of three acts of kindness to do together in your communities. You could mow an elderly neighbor's lawn, donate blood or clean graffiti from neighborhood walls. The choices are as vast as your imagination. Why the focus on acts of kindness? Because we find that volunteering is a great way for newcomers to get to know their new community, give something back and bring smiles to people's faces.

This is a wonderful program that really makes a difference in newcomers' lives. We're keen to hear from you if you're a helpful, non-judgmental, reliable person who:

· has been in Canada for at least 5 years and is familiar with Canadian life,

· is interested in cross-cultural exchange,

· wants to be a mentor in your community, and

· is at least 19 years of age.

MOSAIC has been providing settlement services in the Vancouver community for over 30 years. We provide free training for all new hosts on understanding settlement needs, building relationships with new immigrants and communicating effectively with people who have limited English.

E-mail Elaine Qin at volunteerassistant@mosaicbc.com for an application package. We look forward to hearing from you …

Side note: My sister has done this and loved it!

Current Mood: good
Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
6:03 pm
Women 40+ y.o. needed for article on bullying asap
Passing on info from a colleague....

The article that I'm writing for More magazine (which is a Canadian magazine for women over 40) is about the long term effects girlhood bullying can have on a woman. Studies show that girls who were bullied (even in seemingly subtle ways) can be affected by this experience for years to come. Some have trouble forming friendships, trusting other women, doubting themselves or still feel anger about those early experiences. I understand you are doing a study on people who were bullied in school because of their sexuality. That
would be a very interesting angle to explore. I wondered if you might know of any women over 40 who were bullied by other girls and who might be willing to speak with me about this. Please let me know and thanks so much!
> Anne
> --
> Anne Bokma
> Writing & Editing Services
> annebokma@cogeco.ca
> 905.540.4642
Friday, October 19th, 2007
6:46 pm
UGM Volunteer Opportunity - Camp Extravaganza‏
Dear Volunteers,
Our Children's and Family Ministries are hosting Camp Extravaganza, a celebration day for all the children who were sponsored by UGM to attend a one week summer camp this past summer. It will be a day of great fun, laughter, play and encouragement.
We are looking for 25 volunteers to help us set up, run the event and clean up afterwards.

Camp Extravaganza will be on Saturday, October 27th 2007.
Set up will be from 2:00pm - 5:30pm
The actual Event will be from 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Clean up will be from 8:30pm until we are done

Event site: "The Warehouse" (behind Broadway Church), 2650 Slocan Street Vancouver BC

If you would like to volunteer at this event for any or all shifts, please email me at lars@ugm.ca .
You can see the attached flyer for more information.

Thank you very much for your help.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Lars Cywinski • Facilitator, Volunteer Services
Union Gospel Mission

616 E Cordova St. • Vancouver, BC • V6A 1L9

Tel: 604.215.5442, ext. 340

Fax: 604.253.3496

Hope for the hungry, hurting and homeless.

Current Mood: good
Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
8:21 am
hearts and hands international to benefit children <3


I know this isn’t the normal conversation but I thought this was something really cool and should tell you guys!

Spread the word… Hearts and Hands International, a non-profit charity, is having a Blog-athon. Today only – until 9pm (MT).

Please help out by visiting www.heartsandhandsinternational.org/blogathon.html

 You don’t need to donate, they’re just looking for traffic.

If you can…. Hearts and Heads would really appreciate it if you could post a short blog with a link back so we can help spread the word.  That would really help make this spread like “wild fire”!!  I hope you guys will blog about it too! let me know if you do that'd be cool!!

Hearts and Hands helps out at-risk children around the world… it never hurts to raise awareness.

Emily S.

4:44 pm
Feed the Hungry
Annual Summer Barbecue
Saturday, August 11, 2007

Oppenheimer Park

We are seeking volunteers to help at UGM’s Summer Barbecue in Oppenheimer Park. Please contact volunteers@ugm.ca if you would like to participate in this opportunity.

Volunteer positions available:

Timeframe 7:00am to 6:00pm
Scheduled shifts during the day to clean up the park, set up tents & equipment, empty garbage, provide friendly security; clean up after the event and unloading vehicles at the Mission

Timeframe 9:30am to 4:30pm
Scheduled shifts for preparation of meals and serving to guests

Timeframe 9:30am to 4:30pm
Driving food to site from UGM Cordova site

*Current Drivers Abstract

Timeframe 9:30am to 4:30pm
Cantonese & Mandarin

General Helpers
(Mascot & escort, water tent)
Timeframe 9:30am to 4:30pm

Meal Runners
Timeframe 9:30am to 4:30pm
Serving meals to individuals within the park who are unable to stand in line

Current Mood: bouncy
Friday, June 15th, 2007
4:47 pm
EXPANDED! Volunteers needed: Study on Homophobia and Transphobia in High School (Vancouver)

***This study has been expanded so that people who attended any high school in Canada can participate***


My name is Rebecca, I'm a graduate student in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. I am conducting a study about homophobic and transphobic bullying in high schools. The research, involving group discussions with former high school students, is designed to inform practice, policy, and research and promote a safer learning environment for high school students in Canada.


Interested in being involved? Join a short (1-1.5 hour) one-time discussion group.


Do you meet the following criteria?


1)      Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited or queer (GLBTTQ) individual who feels that you were bullied in high school because of your sexual orientation or gender identity;


2)      19 years of age or older;


3)      graduated from or left a Canadian high school in the year 2002 or later.


If you fit these criteria and are interested in discussing your experiences (both positive and negative) with other GLBTTQ people who have also experienced bullying you’re invited to participate! Refreshments will be provided.


For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Rebecca at bullystudy@hotmail.com.



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