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

 

The FGCA works with approximately 100 volunteers per year and provides a large range of volunteer opportunities for community members. Whether you want to volunteer just once or are looking for a regular activity, develop your resume or are looking to share your experience, we thrive to provide you a fulfilling role. Our high-quality standards for volunteer management make us a place where volunteers are valued and recognized.

We invite people of all identities to participate in our volunteer opportunities. We value the growth and learning that comes from working within a diverse group. Check out our volunteer positions below!

 

The Garden Committee is a volunteer-based group that monitors & maintains the health of the Fairfield Food Forest in collaboration with the FGCA (Fairfield Gonzales Community Association). The committee meets monthly in the growing season, and bi-monthly in the winter months to discuss the needs of the permaculture garden and the community it serves. If you have gardening or permaculture knowledge, we want your help!

 

  • Neighbourhood Improvement Committee (NIC) volunteer

If you’re passionate about getting connected to your neighbourhood, and becoming a voice of the community, join our Neighbourhood Improvement Committee (NIC)! We are currently looking for new members to meet & discuss initiatives to make our neighbourhood a better place to live, work, and play. Meetings are monthly on the 3rd Monday of the month.

  • Gardens Volunteer (family-friendly)

Do you have skills or want to learn more about permaculture and native plants?

We have a nice community garden behind the center, called the Food Forest. Ton, our garden coordinator, will orient you and your safe bubble on where to start, along with giving you passionate advice about sustainable gardening! Volunteer according to your own schedule, including weekends!

  • Observer Newspaper writer (family-friendly)

Highlight the variety of initiatives and activities that make Fairfield Gonzales lively!

Whether you already know the neighbourhood well or want to discover local life and new people, you can help us with our community newspaper, the Observer. Interview people who are involved in the neighbourhood, report on local events, or just write about something you are passionate about! We are ideally looking for someone who can commit to 1-3 articles per trimester. All levels of writing skills can contribute!

  • CALUC

Create opportunities for residents to shape the future of Fairfield Gonzales’s urban planning!

This committee is interested in neighbourhood redevelopment, rezoning, subdividing and street development in the Fairfield area. The group meets regularly to learn more about current applications and record public input on these matters. Meet online once or twice a month! To apply, fill in the form on the corresponding website page!

 

Others: would you like to enhance the quality of life in another way?

Contact us!

FGCA is committed to the values of diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We actively encourage applications from people who are experiencing barriers to equality. If you think you may need an accommodation to volunteer, contact our Community Development Coordinator, Ashley at event@fairfieldcommunity.ca or 250-382-4604

“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