Cob House Volunteer

Number of volunteers required: 6

Application closing date: October 31, 2017


Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) is seeking energetic volunteers to support our Popcorn Stand at the Miniature Train in Stanley Park. 100% of proceeds from the sale of popcorn support SPES’ conservation and education initiatives.

Time commitment

The Cob House is open from October 12 through to October 30. Volunteer shifts run as follows:

  • Monday - Friday: 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Occasional alterations depending on events. Full schedule to be agreed before starting volunteer role. 


  • Assist SPES staff in preparing and selling popcorn.
  • Be friendly and outgoing to the public.
  • Assist with general cleanliness of the popcorn stand.


Training will be provided during first volunteer shift.


  • Practice your English while helping with a good cause.
  • Gain retail and food service experience as well as cash handling experience.
  • Gain valuable volunteer hours.
  • Enjoy a fun and festive environment.
  • Discovery Walk coupons to enjoy Sunday naturalist guided walks in Stanley Park.
  • Letter of reference available after 30 hours of service.


  • Able to communicate verbally in English.
  • Outgoing and enjoy working with people.
  • Able to accurately add, subtract, and provide change quickly.
  • Able to take directions and work as a team in a busy environment.
  • Able to be on your feet for extended periods.
  • Preference will be given to those who can commit to the most shifts.

Application Procedure

Please contact Tobias Jones (Volunteer Coordinator) to let us know you are interested in this opportunity.

Phone: 604-681-7099
Address: Stanley Park Ecology Society, PO Box 5167, Vancouver, BC V6B 4B2

In your response please:

  1. Indicate why you are interested in this position, and
  2. Why you believe you are well suited to volunteer.
  3. Outline any relevant experience you may have.

A resume is encouraged but not required. Positions fill quickly so early application is highly recommended.