"A Habitat for Humanity program that gives women the chance to empower themselves and others by fundraising and building homes for Habitat partner families."
From the website:
Starting now through spring 2015! Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver is officially launching its Women Build fundraising campaign, Power Women, Power Tools, in Vancouver thanks to the support of P&G. Every woman has the power to move mountains. Now until we break ground, we welcome 400 women to do just that at our Richmond build site. Participants will learn new skills, build homes, make new friends, work alongside Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver partner families and change lives forever.
The Women Build program is not about excluding men but it is about including
For more information or to register to join a project click here
Vancouver Design Week is a multi-design disciplined, multi-venue happening running from September 15 – 28 and is looking for volunteers to help with sponsorship and other activities.
For more information on VDW: vancouverdesignwk.com
The Vancouver Urbanarium Society, in partnership with the City of Vancouver, presents the inaugural Doors Open Vancouver Saturday, October 4th from 10am – 5pm. DOV will offer free behind the scenes access to more than 25 buildings that highlight Vancouver’s civic services and diverse architectural heritage. Doors Open Vancouver is seeking volunteers to join us on the day of the event help showcase these buildings.
Volunteers can sign up to participate here and be sure to note any special expertise in architecture or related fields!
Projects In Place is ramping up for another build on September 13th and 14th!
This community build is for the Grandview Housing Co-op, a small Co-op off of Commercial Drive. It's been a labour of love that PIP has been working on for almost 2 years and they're finally ready to have community volunteers come show their support. Other than the official build days, help is also needed for prep work; sanding, cutting lumber etc.
If any WIA members are interested in participating there are a lot of elements to be built, so your help would be greatly appreciated.
Sign up on the Projects In Place website:
Volunteers for Grandview Housing Co-op Playground
JANE'S WALK 2014
From Jane's Walk Vancouver 2014:
"The planning has begun for Jane's Walk 2014, an annual series of free, volunteer-led urban walks that honour the urban thinker Jane Jacobs! You are invited you to lead a Jane's Walk this year on the first weekend of May (May 2nd, 3rd & 4th).
The walks are as varied as the people taking part, and usually last about 90 minutes. We ask each walk guide to offer their perspective along the route, and to encourage the public to weigh in. Through the simple act of walking and talking, the festival creates space for people to connect, share, and develop ideas about where their communities and cities are at and where they are headed.
Here is a link to some walk guide tips:
If you are interested in leading a walk this year, you can either repeat an older walk, or come up with a new idea. You can submit your walk online at this link: http://www.janeswalk.org/#getinvolved.
We are also looking for assistance with the coordination, outreach and promotion of this year's walks, especially through social media and community networks and community newsletters. If you would like to help in one of these areas, please contact us.
If organizing or hosting a walk is more than you are able to commit to this year, we also will need a variety of event volunteers to assisting walk leaders with managing large groups, taking pictures/videos and answering general queries about Jane’s Walk. If you would like to volunteer to help out in one of these ways, you can also visit http://www.janeswalk.org/#getinvolved
Finally, if you have any friends or members of your community that would be interested in leading a walk, or helping out in other ways, please ask them to contact Elizabeth MacKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you'll consider joining us. We're very excited to get residents involved in articulating their hopes and dreams about civic space in Vancouver."