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


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

Moss Street Market FGCA Booth

The Fairfield Gonzales Community Association is looking for outgoing individuals or groups to volunteer at our Moss Street Market Booth in the summer. The market runs form early May through September, between 10am-2pm. Enjoy the market vibe and music as you meet community members and talk about the FGCA’s offerings and programs, and lead activities like art-making or community mapping.

For more information, please contact  event@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.


Youth Program Assistant

Join our talented mentors in Youth Zone and Chill Zone programs for neighbourhood youth. You will build on your strengths working with young people to help shape tomorrow’s leaders while having lots of fun!


Fall Fairfield Harvest Fete

Help plan for our annual harvest celebration, held in September each year.


Community Garden Committee

Join the FGCA Community Garden Committee and volunteer for our garden work parties. 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.


Planning & Zoning 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