Volunteer Callout - new and exciting opportunities!

We have some new and fun short-term projects coming up in 2017 and we need to assemble three teams to lead and help with these initiatives.  Be sure and share this 'call out' with friends and neighbours.  The more the merrier.


1. Community Caravan - design it and build it!

With an anticipated completion date of 1st May, we're looking for a small team of 2 or 3 volunteers to come up with a design for a fun, funky, and visible Oaklands Community Caravan and then follow-through with sourcing and resourcing.

Our community caravan is intended to provide the Oaklands Community Association with a visible presence at a wide range off-site events such as Block Parties, the Annual Street Party and Garage sale, the Sunset Markets, and more. It will also be a resource to our Community Garden team.  


2.  Community Needs Assessment 

Starting early in the new year we will be engaging in an extensive listening exercise with community members. We want to deepen our understanding of what is needed to enrich the lives of people living in the Oaklands community.  

We are looking for a team of 6 to 8 volunteers to help make the plan and lead the engagement which is likely to involve a range of activities, from mail-out and on-line surveys, to telephone calls, door step conversations, and a series of in-depth focus groups.  

This is a short-term position and is likely to involve 3-4 hours per week, or more if you have it to give, until the end of May.  


3.  Place-making Tools Developer 

This is more fun than it sounds! Do you love games? Ever thought it might be fun to create one? If you've got a healthy creative streak this is the prefect gig for you!

We are looking for 2 or 3 volunteers, or more, to help build some colourful Oaklands themed games for use in the community. They need to be fun, they need to build community, and they need to be durable (to allow for repeat use). Maybe an Oaklands themed "Pay It Forward" or an Oaklands Street Scrabble? This one has potential to go in whatever direction that excites our team of developers!

The target completion date is mid-March. Expect to donate 3 to 4 hours per week.

If you want to get involved in one of these projects, please call me. I am hoping my phone will be ringing off the hook very soon.  If you don't get a chance to call before Christmas please resolve to do so in the New Year.