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GVAD’s Annual Cornfest needs Volunteers!




GVAD needs Volunteers to help with our Cornfest festivals,

– Morning Crew

– Admission Crew

-Security Crew

-Snack Crew

-Beer & Wine Crew

-Game/Activity Crew

-Day/Evening Cleaning Crew

-Care Assisting Crew

-Night Closing Clean up Crew


Please Sign up or have any questions, please contact gvadvolunteer@gmail.com.


Thank you


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Volunteer needed 2018.2

Special project and asking for volunteers who are interested in participating

To whom this may interest,

My name is Lola Storey. I am an artist currently living and working out of Vancouver, BC. I was directed by Preferred Interpreters to WAVLI upon recommendation for an artistic project I am working on that focuses on how language and communication is embodied, and the multiple intelligences that enable thought and emotion to be conveyed through sign language. This project proposal has been accepted to be shared with Polygon Art Gallery this September 20th, so I am seeking members of the Deaf community who are interested in participating.

Here is background information of the project:

The project is titled Clouds. It began with my interest in the intelligence of language and communication beyond verbal capacity body language, psychology, empathy, for example. I started to question what is it that occurs between people while communicating, and how concept and emotion can be conveyed. I was really inspired by sign language when I was at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival in 2017. The festival is great for providing accessibility to the deaf community; With every music stage there is an interpreter that translates the music to the crowd. I found it really inspiring to watch how poetry and rhythm was embodied and performed. This interest was tethered with an interest in language and music and their capacity to culminate collective experience. I decided to look into working with the deaf community and/or interpreters to manifest my ideas. In April, I worked with an interpreter from Preferred Interpreting on this project, which turned out great. I am now seeking to work with a number of interpreters to further the dynamic of the project.

As an artistic project I am working toward creating an installation. My vision is to create a space where viewers could stand in front of a to human-scale video projection of a figure signing the song Both Sides Nowby Joni Mitchell (for many philosophical and conceptual reasons that contribute to this project). No music would be played, but simply a figure offering the language and emotion of this song. Creating this space and connection would prompt the emotion to be conveyed through the embodied language of not only this song, but languageas a whole.

Working with a member of the community would mean one day of roughly 3-5 hours of work, recording the sign language of this song on to a digital-SLR video camera. I would compensate however much one would charge for an hourly basis. I have a studio space located in Vancouver with all of the equipment needed.

If this is something that you would be interested in participating in, Please let me contact me at lolastorey11@gmail.com to discuss further. Id like to work with at least 3 people if possible.

Warm Regards,

Lola Storey

2018 Vancouver International Film Festival is looking for volunteers.


The 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival is fast approaching!!

Each year we welcome some of the world’s finest films to one of the most beautiful cities on the planet.  For 16 days, hundreds of films from around the world will play throughout the city, showcasing unique genres and content.  Plus: dozens of directors, writers and actors will be on hand for insightful—and occasionally provocative—post-screening Q&A sessions.

Volunteers are an essential and valued part of the Vancouver International Film Festival. They help to create successful world class events year-after-year. Our team of over 1200 volunteers, in collaboration with staff, and directors create an internationally renowned and appreciative space for filmmakers and audience members to share their love of film and the film industry.

We are looking for Volunteers to help fill our diverse Teams and Lead volunteer positions this year. If you love movies, the arts and being a part of an amazing community— than we have a spot for you!!

Please visit our website https://www.viff.org/Online/volunteer to find out more!


Event: September 27 – October 12th

Positions available from mid-August through October 15th


Vancouver at various venues. Centralized at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour st)


Volunteer Department volunteer@viff.org

Volunteer Teams:

Customer Service


Guest Services


Media office

Special Events




Volunteer Service

How do I Become a Volunteer?

You must be 16 years or older to apply to volunteer. Certain teams have higher age requirements. Before filling out your application, review VIFF 2018 Volunteer Teams.  You may also be interested in the VIFF 2018 Volunteer Team lead positions. Read up on them here.

All potential applicants must fill out a Volunteer Application form and go through a phone screening before they can be accepted as a VIFF volunteer.
All information requested must be filled out fully and accurately to ensure proper placement.
Team Lead applicants may also be asked to attend an in-person interview. 
Volunteer applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Our pre-screening calls will begin any time after August 3rd. Please be patient as we receive a high volume of applications. 
Volunteer positions are filled based on previous VIFF experience, interview and knowledge of VIFF culture, work and life related skills, and selected preferences. Please keep in mind that each team requires specific skills and qualifications as specified in the Team Descriptions

Once accepted you will be assigned to a Festival Team. Specific information regarding your orientation and schedule will be provided to you by your Team Volunteer Coordinator. Again, please be patient – your Team Volunteer Coordinator will contact you when the info is available. You will also be emailed the Volunteer Handbook to review before your Orientation.

Volunteer Commitment

The majority of Teams require each volunteer to commit to a minimum of 4 shifts. The majority of shifts are between 3-5 hours. Volunteers interested in Team Lead positions are required to commit to 50 hours.  

 Volunteer Perks

In addition to joining the amazing VIFF team, all volunteers who complete their 4 shift minimum can expect to receive: 

1 Volunteer Ticket Voucher for every shift you volunteer. Vouchers can be used in advance for any available festival screening. Vouchers are transferrable – so bring a friend!
A Volunteer Pass which can be used by you in the Volunteer Stand-by Line
For volunteers who are 16 and 17, this pass allows you access to any classified films. Please note that under BC classification law, you must be 18 or older to view unclassified films.
One invitation to the VIFF Volunteer Appreciation Events
Special offers, screenings and promotions exclusive to volunteers.
An exclusive Festival Volunteer T-shirt.
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Foster/Adopt Deaf Cats needed

I am a Foster Coordinator for the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA.) We are a non-profit that rescues kittens and cats and places them into foster homes in preparation for adoption.
I would like to reach out to members of your organization to find individuals interested in fostering cats with us. The reason I’m contacting DeafBC directly is we currently have several deaf cats in our system for whom we are trying to locate foster home. Deaf cats are unusually vocal and loud which is causing difficulties as most of our fosters cannot tolerate the noise. These cats are extremely friendly and litter-trained, their only complication is they just don’t know how loud they are. I’ve attached some pictures of the kitties in question.
Fosters could potentially adopt their kitties, or they could continue fostering with us after adoption. We cover all expenses related to food and medical bills while the kitties are in foster and a Foster Coordinator (like myself) is assigned to answer questions or address issues that may arise. The Foster would need to provide a safe home, take care of the cat’s day-to-day care, socialization, and photos and updates for our adoptions website.
Please let me know if you will be able to assist me in my search for foster homes or if there’s a better contact I should reach out to. If you have any questions feel free to email or call me.
Thank you for your time and consideration.


VOKRA TIP OF THE DAYDid you know that plastic bowls can cause acne in kitties? Using glass, metal, or ceramic water and food dishes and frequent washing will keep your foster cats photogenic!

Samantha Fregien

Foster Coordinator, Secretary



Hours of Availability:

  • Mon-Friday 6PM-9PM

  • Saturdays: 10AM-1PM

  • Sundays: 4PM-9PM

  • Reception Hours: Saturday 1PM-4PM

Foster Handbook

Keep the Kitties Safe! Don’t Let Them Escape! Make sure to keep doors and windows closed and remind guests to do the same.

VOKRA is 100% volunteer-run so we may not be able to respond to your email right away, however we’ll get back to you as soon as we’re able.  


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Interested in ASL Narcotics Anonymous (NA)?

Would there be interest in starting up an ASL meeting of Narcotics Anonymous (NA)?
NA is a program of recovering addicts (similar to Alcoholics Anonymous).  It is addicts helping addicts, and it is funded entirely by passing a hat at meetings (so we are pretty low budget).

Here are some links with information about NA:



If you would be interested in participating, please contact Ivy at the Vancouver Area of Narcotics Anonymous at email

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