Call for Volunteers: LFS Grad Student Conference


Volunteers are needed for the Second Annual Land and Food Systems Graduate Student Conference! This one-day conference on Thursday, March 5, 2015 needs lots of helping hands to be a success.

*COME AND ATTEND THE CONFERENCE FOR FREE! Volunteers will receive free registration*

Several volunteer positions are available for the conference, including:

  • Conference program design and compilation
  • Reviewing abstracts for oral and poster presentations
  • Checking in registrants on the day of the conference
  • Chairing oral presentation sessions
  • General set up and tear down of the conference
  • Helping prepare conference packages
    …and much more!

To learn more and sign up to volunteer, please register online at

Please note that all volunteers are required to attend a mandatory volunteer meeting (lunch provided!) on February 12, 2015 in FNH 220 at 12PM.

For further information, visit our website. If you have any questions, please, email to

Seeking Student Volunteers for UBC Alumni Weekend


UBC campus experts needed – yes, that’s you!

Want to meet fun new people? Interested in adding something unique to your resume? You’re in luck! alumni UBC is preparing for another exciting Alumni Weekend and we’re looking for 150 volunteers to help us make it happen!

Alumni Weekend takes place on Saturday May 24, 2014 and is an annual event that invites UBC alumni to Point Grey Campus for a day of exciting workshops and classes (without quizzes!), tours of the attractions on campus and a chance to reunite with old friends.

Volunteers will assist at the various venues, tours, educational sessions and registration. They will also help with event preparation, assist with wayfinding and transportation and overall, ensure that everyone feels welcome. Volunteer shifts are only 5 hours long so you can enjoy the day!

For more information and to register to be a volunteer CLICK HERE

Contact us with your questions at or 604 822 0515.

UBC Farm Volunteer Program


UBC Farm VolunteerMuch of the great work that happens at the UBC Farm is made possible by the continued support of the farm’s dedicated volunteers.

The UBC Farm volunteer program provides UBC students, staff, faculty members, and members of the wider community the chance to gain hands-on experience in many aspects of small-scale sustainable farming. Most volunteer opportunities are available during the main growing season (May-October). The first orientation of the year is April 15th, 2014. Find out more and sign up here!

Invasive Species Volunteer Day – February 14th


The District of North Vancouver has been working on the control of the European Fire Ant.  This invasive ant appears to be spreading rapidly around the lower mainland and has proven to be extremely resilient to almost all efforts to eradicate it.  We are pulling together a volunteer based project that will attempt a large scale treatment of ant infested soil at Inter River Park in North Vancouver.  The District of North Vancouver are seeking volunteers for the half day, Friday February 14 from 8:00 until noon,  to help us dig out the nests which are highly compacted during the cold weather, bag up the soil, load the soil into bins where it will be put in the deep freeze to euthanize the ant colonies.

If there is any interest please contact Erika, as she is coordinating the numbers:

Alumni Weekend, May 24 2014 – Call for Submissions


Alumni UBC are seeking your submissions for Alumni Weekend 2014 programming. To help generate some ideas,  previous LFS programming has included:

  • Tours of the Wine Research Library
  • Wine appreciation workshops
  • Bug Lab Crawl
  • Orchard Garden Tour
  • Tours of the UBC Farm
  • Interactive booths on Nutrition and Food Chemistry at the Alumni Fair

This year, all programming will take place on Saturday May 24. Please make all submissions directly through the online form:

Alumni UBC have asked that the Submission Description is written as you would like it to be presented on the website, to minimize editing time.

Templates and further guidelines are available online [pdf].

Deadline for all submissions is Friday January 31.