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Canadian Cancer Society - Lodge Programs - Building Maintenance Volunteer

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Position description: 

The Canadian Cancer Society is seeking a highly skilled and dependable Building Maintenance volunteer to help us with our various fix-it tasks within the Jean C Barber Lodge. The Jean C Barber Lodge is a “home away from home” for peopled diagnosed with cancer travelling to Vancouver for treatments. It is a safe, supportive environment where guests understand what others are going through and can share experiences.

This position is based out of our BC and Yukon Division office, located across the street from the Broadway-City Hall Canada Line station (575 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC). Here at the Canadian Cancer Society, we take pride in the health and wellness of our staff and volunteer workforce. This includes ensuring that our workspace enables healthy choices, such as the use of standing desks, stretching breaks, and the onsite kitchen, gym, meditation room and bike storage.

We welcome people of all backgrounds, abilities and interests.

Deliverables/Duties: 

• Ceiling tile replacement
• Balcony, stairwell, and door repairs
• Putting up art work, pictures, etc.
• Drywall reparation and painting
• Furniture moving and assembly
• And other odd jobs as required (installing keyboard trays, etc.)

Qualifications: 

• Licensed contractor preferred
• Wide breadth of building maintenance and repair experience
• Good physical stamina to lift heavy equipment where necessary
• Strong communicator
• Criminal Record Check required
• Clean driving record

Role is suitable for: 
13 - 18
Adult
Additional Information: 

BENEFITS
• Contribute to the continued maintenance and upkeep of the Jean C Barber Lodge
• Interact with the community as an advocate of the Canadian Cancer Society
• Network with a team that is enthusiastic about supporting cancer patients and changing the future of cancer in a non-profit office environment

TRAINING & SUPPORT
• Face to Face Volunteer Orientation: held monthly, the face to face orientation is facilitated by our Volunteer Engagement staff team and held in our Division office. The orientation includes an overview of the Canadian Cancer Society's history, service, events and volunteer program, as well as a chance to discuss year-round opportunities and meet both staff and other volunteers
• Volunteer Handbook: Available to all volunteers, this resource provides a general overview of the Society's structure and volunteer program, including expectations, policies and procedures, mission delivery and brand position
• Role-specific training, with ongoing mentorship and support from the Lodge Manager

COMMITMENT
One weekly 5 hour shift during regular business hours for a minimum of 3 months.

How to apply: 
Email
Contact person: 
Rozali Telbis
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Mission:
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.
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Position start/end date:
1 Sep 2017
Time Committment:
5 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays
Work location:
Canadian Cancer Society
Vancouver, AB