Bright Nights Cob House Volunteer

Number of volunteers required: 10

Application closing date: December 4, 2017


Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) is seeking energetic volunteers to support our Popcorn Stand at the Bright Nights 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 November 30 through to January 6 (excluding Christmas Day). Volunteer shifts run as follows:

  • Monday - Thursday: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday - Sunday: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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.

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. Outline any relevant experience you may have.

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