The VGFA needs Volunteers for the following:
Community Outreach Coordination:
We have 2 projects for which we need a coordinator:
EWMA – the Enterprising Women Making Art effort has been getting the help of a few Board members to help them organize the donations they’ve received so they can be accessed. The next step is to start offering workshops in their space for them.
STORIQUILTURE – this Mosaic project in Burnaby helps refugee women get together and get to learn a little English while sewing. The ongoing work is to simply have a steady supply of 1 or 2 Guild members go to the Burnaby Neighbourhood House at 12:45 on Thursdays to help with the sewing projects the women are doing.
One coordinator for both projects would be required. It will involve getting to know what is happening currently with each of these and then creating a plan for continuing to interest volunteers to go to each place and providing information on how people can step in – either to volunteer to do a workshop or volunteer to go to the Burnaby Neighbourhood House.
We currently have an opportunity to schedule workshops on Granville Island. We need someone who will work with the BC Craft Council at Craft House to schedule workshops and advertise them through the Craft Council website. The number and type of workshops would be left up to the person doing this job. Attendance at only 2 Guild Board Meetings would be required annually.
Website Blog writer
We need a VGFA member to keep the blog up-to-date. The Board would not dictate the content, but we do need someone who will be willing to write 1 short blog post every month. If you needed ideas or help for what to write about, Board members would be happy to help.
Piggy Bank Table
At monthly meetings the “piggy bank table” has become a popular way to shed stash and to gain stash. The table needs to be set-up prior to meetings and then taken down at the end of the meetings. Often there is fabric, yarns, magazines and other things left over that need to be dealt with. How to run and maintain the Piggy Bank table would be this volunteers responsibility.
We need a volunteer who will organize the basement organization. We have a great deal of ‘stuff’ in the basement. Much of it needs to be thrown out, but other things can be donated and a great deal of it needs to be preserved for the archive. This volunteer would have to work with the archivist, Elizabeth, to set a date for a work party to organize the basement. The task here is a one-time involvement to pick a date, bring bags and bins (any purchased containers would be paid for by the Guild) and get a commitment from up to 6 members to do the work.
If you are interested in any of these please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you are willing to do.