The North Park community is amazing because you are a part of it! Volunteering is just one way of getting to know your neighbours and feeling even more connected with your community. Here are the North Park Neighbourhood Association’s current volunteer & employment opportunities.
If you would like to get involved in a particular aspect of your community but you don’t see a posting below that matches your interests, please be in touch with us using the form below!
(Paid Contract) Royal Athletic Park Summer Activities Support
This summer the NPNA is very excited to be offering a range of free activities at Royal Athletic Park! We are seeking a responsible, community minded individual to assist the activity leaders with setting up, greeting participants, and putting everything away following each of the classes. This role would involve some record keeping, photo taking (and asking folks to fill out the required consent forms), and asking participants to fill out surveys. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and kind, loves interacting with community members from all walks of life, and is organized and punctual!
This role is a contract position, running from Monday, July 12 until Monday, August 30, 2021. The shift times are listed below.
- Timeline: July 12 – August 30, 2021 (8 weeks, 10 hours/week)
- Mondays: 5:30-8:00pm (2.5 hours)
- Thursdays: 5:30-8:00pm (2.5 hours)
- (FILLED) Saturdays: 12:30-3:00pm, and 5:30-8:00pm (5 hours)
- Compensation: $21/hour
- To apply: please send your resume and expression of interest to Sarah Murray at email@example.com
(Paid Contract) Grocery Hamper Coordinator Position
The Grocery Hamper Program Coordinator is a contract position that oversees the scheduling, ordering, and facilitation of the North Park Neighbourhood Association’s weekly grocery hamper program. This role includes several weekly tasks including online ordering, record management and reporting, working towards achieving grant deliverables, volunteer coordination, and facilitating the day-of operations.
Job Description: View the full Grocery Hamper Coordinator Position here.
- Weekly ordering of groceries
- Working towards achieving grant deliverables
- Sending weekly volunteer email
- Updating grocery hamper master list
- Facilitate day-of operations
- Report any issues to Sarah
- Reporting on finances, and impact statements
Compensation: This is a contract position from August 1 – December 31, 2021 based on 8-10 hours/week at $21/hour. The Grocery Hamper Coordinator must not exceed 10 hours/week without prior approval.
To apply: Send your resume and expression of interest to Sarah Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Volunteer) Weekly Grocery Hamper Program
Every Thursday the NPNA puts together free, weekly grocery hampers made up of produce, bread, dairy, some non-perishable items and eggs. The hampers are made between 10:00am-11:30am, and delivered by volunteers between 11:30am-2pm. We are grateful to be able to use the Community Hall at First Met Church (932 Balmoral) as our home base of operations.
We are in search of volunteers to fill the following roles:
- Delivery Driver: Thursdays, 9:45am-12pm: Pick up donations of produce and non-perishable items at Mustard Seed (808B Viewfield Road) and deliver to First Met Church (932 Balmoral). Help set up tables and unload donations. Then, after the hampers are sorted, deliver 16 hampers to one nearby apartment building. This role requires access to a large vehicle (SUV/van with foldable seats or larger), and ability to lift boxes (40 lb+).
- Onsite coordinator: Thursdays, 10am-12:30pm: Prepare space for grocery hamper sorting, and then oversee the sorting and distribution to delivery drivers. This includes:
- setting up folding tables and getting out the hamper supplies (sanitizer, bags, etc)
- greeting other volunteers when they arrive at First Met,
- assisting with the construction of the hampers,
- greeting delivery drivers and loading their vehicles with their hampers to deliver (you’ll be provided a list, and the drivers all do the same route each week)
- sanitizing and putting away folding tables and putting away hamper supplies
- This role requires the ability to lift boxes (40 lb+) and carry folding tables.
(Volunteer) Land Use Committee Members
Are you interested in land use issues in North Park? Consider joining the Community Association Land Use Committee (CALUC) to stay up to date with developments happening in the neighbourhood.
CALUC members may expect to help coordinate and attend neighbourhood meetings with developers/proponents and provide feedback on proposed developments. You can also expect to work with the City and other local residents on community land use plans and initiatives.
Other roles/activities are dependent on members’ interests, skills, and time commitment.
We welcome a wide range of interests and skills on the land use committee. You do not need to have prior experience or knowledge of land use matters to get involved!
(Volunteer) Franklin Green Community Garden Work Party Volunteers
Located in Franklin Green (behind the old Wellburns at Cook & Mason) is a small, native plant garden. This garden was established in 2017 and is added to a bit more each year.
This garden is cared for by volunteers who love native plants, community, and nature. If you would like to learn more about native plants, teach others about native plants, or spend some time in a community garden getting to know your neighbours, let us know!
This year, the NPNA is pairing up with VIRCS Welcome Garden to care for the Franklin Green Garden! Learn more about the VIRCS Welcome Gardens here: http://www.vircs.bc.ca/content/welcome-gardens
Work party dates:
- May 25 – 10:30am-1:30pm
- June 24 – 4:30pm-7:30pm
- July 22 – 4:30pm-7:30pm
- August 26 – 4:30pm-7:30pm
- September 23 – 4:30pm-7:30pm
RSVPing is strongly recommended, but feel free to just stop by!
Hand tools, water, snacks, and gloves will be provided. Wear a hat, and bring your favourite gardening tools if you’d like!
Thank you to the City of Victoria for the grant funds that made establishing and caring for the Franklin Green Community Garden possible!