We've been hearing about how to live out our faith in community this last little while, and now we've got the chance to get practical!
Last year we had a fabulous time doing the same thing at two of Vancouver's busiest street festivals, and made lots of new friends, helped people relax, and blessed many with rest and a place to pause amidst the crowds.
This year on Sunday, June 22nd, our signature summer event will be on the street in front of the Hollywood Theatre for Greek Day, alongside community partners Kitsilano Neighbourhood House and Vancity. We'll need between 30-50 volunteers to make this event a success, so mark the date on your calendars now and join us that Sunday for some service in action!
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Supporting Greek Days Volunteers:
4 volunteers for Greek Days Kids’ Area throughout the day to give Greek Days volunteers breaks.
Skills: willing to work with kids & parents in a busy area
4-6 people (in shifts of 2) willing to man our info table throughout the day and talk to people about our church as well as our history at the Hollywood/developments.
Skills: Networking and people skills; willing to talk to strangers and speak on behalf of the church
Marketing & Promotion:
If you're artistic or media savvy and want to help with presentation in advance - any graphic design, posters, business cards or ways to show who we are in a public space/format (art, posters, telling the story etc) would be helpful!
4-5 people to unload the van, set up tents, couches, tables and gear; help lift and carry things.
Skills: muscles and ability to start at 9:00am Sunday.
4-5 people to pack up gear, clean up area; return things to church building and storage.
Skills: muscles, organization
4 people always present on 2-3 hour shifts each
Mingle, greet, facilitate area, provide info and water refills (cooler or bottles).
Connect with people and chill out with them, monitor and keep area clean.
We will be there to help people who need a rest from the crowds, a cup of water, a moment of quiet; a cell phone recharge etc
Manage sidewalk chalk area for kids, chairs for parents to sit and rest in; manage colouring sheets of the Hollywood & handing out crayon boxes.
2 people every 2 hours (~8 people)
Space for volunteers from Kits House and Vancity to take a break, get a snack, stash their gear, take a rest, connect with someone.
2-3 people wanting to gain event management experience to help oversee all areas and coordinate organization and trouble-shooting with Sarah Kift (basically be extra Sarahs - be able to know the big picture in terms of volunteers, logistics, timing, gear, and task lists as well as regular check-ins of specific areas).
Working with Vancity and Kits House:
Volunteers to work alongside Kits House and Vancity volunteers at their tents throughout the day, running games and activities.
Skills: people wanting to make community connections and build bridges with our partners; show our love for the community in a practical way through serving with them shoulder to shoulder.
Scheduled shifts will be organized with Vancity & Kits House.
Volunteer Party - June 18
All volunteers will be invited to an orientation/pizza party here at the church on Wednesday, June 18th, where you'll receive an awesome t-shirt to wear at Greek Days, your assigned role and shift time and a chance to meet and greet our friends and fellow volunteers and staff at Vancity and Kits House.
Sign up today!