Posted by Moss Dance on June 18, 2018

SPEC booth at Westside Community Food Market

Want to volunteer at a dynamic farmers’ market to promote the work of SPEC, an awesome environmental conservation organization? Read on!


The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) works to provide our community with practical solutions for urban sustainability. We empower local communities in the Lower Mainland to build a greener future through our interactive programs and activities. SPEC is a non-profit, charitable and volunteer-driven organization, founded in 1969. We are the oldest environmental non-profit in Canada. Through our open education and outreach programs we provide our communities with the tools to build greener cities together. We work with citizens, industries and government agencies, putting our brains together to create a healthy environment we can call home.  Our areas of work include:

  • Food – building a more sustainable and resilient local food system
  • Energy – promoting energy conservation and the use of renewable energy
  • Transportation – advocating for sustainable transportation
  • Waste – promoting practices that lead to waste reduction
  • Land and Water – helping to protect our green and blue spaces

SPEC at Westside Community Market


The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation is currently in need of volunteers for our annual Westside Community Food Market. The Westside Community Food Market gives small scale and new local vendors an opportunity to sell their produce directly to customers, while also helping low-income and vulnerable populations access local foods that are close to home through a coupon program.
SPEC booth at Westside Community market
The market starts June 28 and runs every Thursday from 3 to 7pm until September 13th. As a volunteer your role will include a variety of tasks:
  • Animating the space
  • Surveying Customers
  • Handing out flyers and putting up posters
  • Helping promote the market
  • Putting up and taking down equipment\
We are also open to ideas of volunteer roles that may make use of your skill sets. If you are interested please fill out the attached google form: 
SPEC at Westside Commnuity market
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