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To inquire about our volunteer positions, please contact us at vmcdonell@fairfieldcommunity.ca or 250-382-4604


Task Force on Cycling Lanes

Are you a cyclist? Or have an interest in public policy and public transportation? Are you interested in the bike lanes and other cycling routes through Fairfield and Gonzales? Join our Task Force! The Fairfield Gonzales Community Association is forming a Task Force on Cycling Lanes and Routes through the neighbourhoods.

The task of this new group is to review the proposed bike lanes for the neighbourhoods, look at alternatives, assess casual routes already in use and suggest ways to enhance and/or designate these. The Task Force is expected to commence work in September and complete their report to the Board of the FGCA by January 15th. We are looking for 10 – 12 people who have an interest in cycling, public policy, recreation, and will commit the time to complete the task.

The expected outcome is a set of recommendations to the FGCA Board suggesting actions, or representations which the FGCA might take.

If you are interested or have questions, please email: planandzone@fairfieldcommunity.ca. If  applying please tell us a little about yourself and why you might like to do this.


Allotment Garden Working Group

The Fairfield Gonzales Allotment Garden Working Group is looking for volunteers.
Our group needs help to consult on, organize and promote the Fairfield Gonzales Allotment Garden proposal work. If you are interested in an allotment garden in our community and can offer 2-6 hours of time per month, please contact fgcommgarden@gmail.com for details.


Community Dinner Volunteer

Fairfield Gonzales Community Association (FGCA) invites you to celebrate community with us. In 2017, FGCA will host monthly community dinners to bring
neighbours together in celebration of the diversity that makes our communities thrive. These all ages dinners feature guest speakers, performers, arts and crafts,
dialogue, children’s story time, delicious meals and more. In order to make our Community Dinner series a success, we are looking for a group
of committed volunteers who are passionate about bringing people together and love to collaborate! See the list of ways to help out.
If you are interested in joining the FGCA Community Dinners volunteer team, event@fairfieldcommunity.ca


Clothing Swap Volunteer Host

On every 4th Saturday of the month the Fairfield Gonzales Community Place holds a Clothing Swap from 10am – 1pm. Clothes for everyone, all ages, all sizes. It’s a relaxed, by donation community event. People bring their items day-of to give, trade or take, then we donate a selection of the stock to charity at the end of the event. We need someone to help us with:

  • arriving at 9:45, then greeting folks & helping them lay out donated items
  • keeping things tidy, answering questions & telling new folks how the swap works
  • helping sort clothes at the end, some to keep for next month & the rest to donate
  • putting away tables and boxes of clothes at the end of the day, until approximately 2pm
  • For more information, please contact  place@fairfieldcommunity.ca or phone 250-382-4604

Repair Cafe Fairfield

Repair Café Fairfield is a neighbourhood initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to tossing things out. Residents of Fairfield and surrounding areas can bring their broken items to fix them on the spot with the help of voluntary repairers. Repair Café Fairfield could use more handy volunteers in the area. Join us! To get involved email repaircafefairfield@gmail.com


Streetlife Committee – Bringing Community to Life!

Born from the snowstorm of ‘96, the StreetLife Committee encourages, supports, and oversees neighbourhood driven activities.  Streetlife needs volunteers to help set up and host events like Poetry and Performance Open Mic, and support projects like the ‘Food for Thought’ discussion nights and other food security initiatives. We are also building towards neighbourhood-level emergency preparedness, block parties, and more!


Observer Newspaper Writer

The FGCA Observer Newspaper team is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in writing, journalism, editing, and formatting for a community newspaper.


Fall Fairfield Volunteer

Help plan for our annual harvest celebration, held in September each year. We need YOU to make our event a success! If you are interested in helping out with games, crafts, postering, photography, set-up, food & drinks or take down at Fall Fairfield please email event@fairfieldcommunity.ca


Community Garden Committee

Join the FGCA Community Garden Committee and volunteer for our work parties in the Fairfield Food Forest. We’re looking for enthusiasts to join our core group as well as more ‘friends’: people with time, tools or skills to lend! No garden experience necessary. Contact fairfieldcommunitygardens@gmail.com for more information.


CALUC Committee

An FGCA committee interested neighbourhood redevelopment, rezoning, subdividing and street development in the Fairfield area. This committee meets regularly to learn more about current applications and record public input on these matters.


FGCA Board of Directors

Are you someone who is eager to engage in neighbourhood issues and support community-based service delivery? Serving on the FGCA board of directors is an opportunity for members to take on a formal leadership role with the association. Since 1975, community members have come together formally as the community association to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Fairfield Gonzales. Responsibilities include attending monthly director meetings, participation with an association committee, monitoring the agency operation for due diligence with its fiduciary and legal obligations and serving as a public ambassador for the programs, services and projects of the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association. Directors typically serve for a two year term.

Our board of directors meets on the first Monday of the month (no August meeting).

Our board is currently full but we are interested in hearing from individuals with an interest or background in board governance, fundraising, special events and succession planning for future recruitment.

 

“This is a place I really feel good about and look forward to visit and be a part of…Just a warm sincere welcome and help where I may need some. Kindness, comfort, hope, compassion, patience. Thank you for all of this and all you do.” ~ volunteer