Timeraiser Vancouver is just over a week away and the momentum has been building. The event pairs non-profit organizations with volunteers who pledge their time at a giant one-night event at the Roundhouse in Yaletown. Here’s a quick preview of some of the participating organizations that are looking for volunteers.
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Hemochroamtosis Society
Canadian Mental Health Association
Canadian Paraplegic Association (BC)
Canucks Autism Network
Compassionate Eye Foundation
First United Church
Immigrant Services Society of BC
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
North Shore ConneXions Society
Out On Screen
Pacific Parklands Foundation
Peace it Together Society
Scouts Canada, Pacific Coast Council
Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation
The Canadian Youth Business Foundation
Theatre Terrific Society
TRAC Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre
Urban Native Youth Association
West End Seniors’ Network
Women Against Violence Against Women
Each one of these agencies and organizations is looking for volunteers in a variety of capacities. For example, the Canadian Cancer Society is looking for an Event Manager, and Women Against Violence Against Women is looking for IT and administrative support. Participants find the agency that they would like to support and then they bit on pieces of artwork from local artists in a silent auction. The winning bidder gets the artwork and the volunteer experience.
360 video of last year’s Timeraiser by Gus Fosarolli on Flickr
View the full agency listings on the Timeraiser site and click “Show Agency Details” to read up on each. Should any of these be of interest, make sure you attend the event next week. Tickets for Timeraiser are $20 online.
Just a reminder, my WestJet contest is in full swing until September 22nd. I have to send a HUGE “Thank You” to the Timeraiser organizers for choosing to partner with me for this giveaway. Not only is it a fantastic prize (2 round trip tickets to anywhere WestJet flies) but the event supports so many local causes. The winner’s name will be revealed on the contest post, on Twitter, and at the Timeraiser event September 23rd.