Join our Eco Living Community
There are many ways to get involved in our growing Eco Living Community here in Northern BC. We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with programming and organizational management, will you be one of them?
Join a Board Committee
ELC is a registered BC Society. We operate on a hub and spokes organizational model. Our Board of Directors handle the governance and funding of the organization, and volunteer committees led by either the board or our program leads, take on specific tasks such as fundraising, communications, and program planning and implementation.
We are currently seeking volunteers to join two of our committees in particular: Human Resources and Fund Development. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more.
We also have a Communications Committee – If you are interested in joining ELC to support our outreach, please contact us.
Committee members will collaborate to recruit and coordinate volunteers. Activities may include creating recruitment content for social media, determining volunteer roles for different projects, and organizing volunteer appreciation events and gifts.
Committee members may support the Treasurer in maintaining financial records, determining program budgets, and preparing financial reports to the Board. In addition, they may assist with fund development for the organization.
Volunteer for our Climate
We are currently running a series of Climate Cook-Ins in partnership with UNBC Food Services. Each event features a local speaker on a climate-related topic, a chef demonstrating how to cook a plant-based meal, and time to enjoy a meal together. Volunteers, aka Climate Cook-In Leaders, will help to coordinate and facilitate these bi-weekly events.
Please contact us if you are interested in learning more and becoming a Climate Cook-In Leader!
Time commitment required: 3hr/week from January to end of March
Activities include scheduling speakers and chefs, coordinating event registration, collaborating with UNBC Food Services, organizing event supplies, and engaging and guiding attendees.
Free food included and an honorarium will be provided.
Become an ELC Member
As a non-profit society, Eco Living Community relies on annual membership fees to help pay for things such as this website, program expenses, and volunteer recognition. However, we don’t want membership fees to be a barrier to participation in this eco living community, that’s what our membership fees range from $2 to $50 and all members are treated equally.
As a member, you get the following:
- Voting rights during the Society’s AGM’s and Special Meetings (including election of the Boards of Directors)
- Ability to become a Program Leader to develop initiatives aligned with the Society’s Mission and Vision
- Ability to run for a Director position
- Advance notice and regular updates about the Society’s upcoming events
Please join us by becoming a Member today!
We use a pay-what-you-can approach to our membership fees. Our membership fee levels are: $2, $10, $25, and $50.
To become an ELC Member, please contact us with a bit about yourself and e-transfer your membership fees to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.