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Position description: 

West Side Family Place (WSFP) is looking for seven volunteers to assist with a fundraiser on Thursday October 5. All proceeds will go to WSFP.

WSFP provides a welcoming and safe gathering place for parents, caregivers and young children in the community to meet, make new friends, learn and play. As a resource centre, WSFP is dedicated to the provision of community based prevention and support services to families with children from birth to age six.


Set-up Crew - Volunteers will help set up for the event from 2:00 - 6:00 pm. Volunteers will arrange tables, cover tables with linens, decorate the venue, set up a registration table and coat check area, displaying silent auction items on tables, stock the bar and prepare the kitchen.

Food Prep - Volunteers will help in the kitchen prepare food for the buffet. This will involve plating prepared food as well as preparing fruit and vegetables and cold hors d'oeuvres . Food Safe certificate appreciated.

Food Servers - Volunteers are needed to serve food from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Volunteers will circulate the room serving food, picking-up and disposing of waste as required and returning empty glasses to the bar.

Clean-up - Volunteers will help with clean-up: dispose of waste, recycling and organics, fold linens and pack-up party rentals, fold tables and put them away and generally clean the kitchen, bar and main room.

Bartenders - Volunteers will help serve beer and wine. Serving it Right is helpful but not required.


Good communication skills and enthusiasm.

Role is suitable for: 
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 

If you are not already familiar with West Side Family Place (WSFP), we are the only affordable, accessible and inclusive family resource program offering a daily drop in for children and their caregivers on the West Side. We are located in Kitsilano at the corner of 11th and MacDonald.

Family Place offers programs and services that focus on child development, early learning and literacy, and socialization. WSFP also dedicates resources to providing parents and caregivers with family support, parent education, and information about other services in the community. West Side Family Place is committed to becoming a living-wage employer, recognizing that paying a living wage is an investment in the long-term prosperity of the community.

How to apply: 
Please email or call
Contact person: 
Eva Svensson
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Position start/end date:
5 Oct 2017
Time Committment:
4 Hours Total
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening
Work location:
Performance Works on Granville Island
1218 Cartwright Street
Granville Island
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8