Small Grants Committee Member

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Position description: 

This volunteer position is only for the residents of Surrey. The Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program is intended to support residents to organize small projects/events in their neighbourhoods that will improve the community socially, physically or culturally. Grants, ranging from $50 to $1000 per project , are available to apply. A resident commit reviews all applications and decides which ones will receive funding.

The Neighbourhood Grants Committee (NGC) promotes the Neighbourhood Small Grants program within their communities. They make grant decisions and mentor grant recipients. The NGC plays an important role in the ongoing success of the NSG Program. You will need to be a resident of Surrey in order to be considered for this volunteer role. 


The following are some of the important responsibilities of NGC members.

Promotion: Promote the NSG program through word of mouth, e-mail, social media, posters, and other means.
Grant reviewing: Review project proposals and make recommendations for funding in line with NSG principles, goals and program guidelines.

Assisting community gatherings: Assist in planning and conducting an orientation/cheque presentation session for NSG project leaders and a program celebration and/or wrap-up session.

Mentorship: Support NSG project leaders by answering questions during the application submission stage, providing them advice as they plan their projects as needed, and attend their events/projects and offer encouragement

Storytelling: Share stories about projects that stood out for reaching a milestone, overcoming a challenge, showed more creativity, and/or had significant participation with other Advisory Committee members, the Program Coordinator, and Vancouver Foundation.

Feedback: Provide feedback and reflection on the NSG Program to the Program Coordinator and Vancouver Foundation for improving the grant-making process and the overall program.

Recruitment: Identify individuals from within the community as potential committee members and make recommendations for recruitment to the Program Coordinator.


Be resident of Surrey

Be at least 16 years of age
Have good communication and interpersonal skills
Enjoy engaging the public
Be passionate about community

Role is suitable for: 
English as a second language (ESL)
People with physical disabilities
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Capacity Building
Community Development & Housing
Our programs, sponsorships, volunteer opportunities and workshops reflect the development and needs of our community. As a neighbourhood house, we honour stories and history; through purposeful and timely partnerships, we welcome opportunities to serve and grow as part of a continuum of much needed community support for both newcomers and long-time residents in our city and neighbourhood.
Position type:
Skilled Role:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
25 Feb 2021 to 24 Jun 2021
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend, Virtual
Work location:
Oak Avenue Neighbourhood Hub
12740 102nd Ave.
Surrey, BC V3V 3E5
Last Updated: February 25, 2021
Posting will Automatically Expire: May 26, 2021