Applications are now open for five volunteer spots at the next Leading Change Forum, taking place on and around March 13, 2018 in Vancouver, BC!


Why volunteer?

  • Gain access: attend the Leading Change pre-events, opening ceremony, and forum at no charge
  • Connect with a community that will support and challenge you: interact with 150 young sustainability enthusiasts and industry leaders from across Canada
  • Have your commitment acknowledged: receive a reference for future job or volunteer endeavors

Responsibilities and requirements

All volunteers must be between 19-35 years of age at the time of the forum, have a cell phone, and be available on all three days (March 11-13):

  • March 11, 12-4pm: volunteer orientation and preparation of delegate packages;
  • March 12: various pre-events 9am-4pm (UBC tour, ski, yoga, EYA tour, CoV waste management) and Opening Ceremony 6pm-9pm (evening at the Vancouver Aquarium);
  • March 13, 7am-7pm: LC Forum (set up, during, clean up).
  • Additional opportunity March 14-16 for volunteers interested in assisting at the GLOBE Innovation Expo

All volunteers are expected to:

  • assist with preparation and pre-events;
  • support the Event Manager and Organizing Committee on March 11-13, 2017;
  • attend one pre-event activity as the liaison for Leading Change (UBC sustainability tour, EYA garden tour or CoV waste tour);
  • have a cell phone in case of emergency;
  • help delegates use the transportation provided or public bus/sky train and provide directions to events;
  • oversee delegates attending pre-events/ tours and support the tour guide as needed.

Volunteer Positions

Registration Table: Registration table management and Greeter (two positions)

  • Specific time commitment: 7am-7pm March 13, 2017;
  • Setup registration table before event starts;
  • Help manage registration table;
  • Hand out Lanyards;
  • Greet and register delegates as they arrive;
  • Assist in navigating facilities (know where washrooms, water, emergency exits, etc. are located);
  • Help accommodate any special needs or abilities;
  • Manage entrance and provide program and general information.

Runner: Set up, support and runner for speakers (one position)

  • Specific time commitment: 7am-7pm March 13, 2017;
  • Work with Logistics coordinator and AV staff to ensure all AV requirements are met for each speaker on March 13, 2017;
  • Support speakers needs during panels (water, pens/paper, laptop setup, ppt set up);
  • Let speakers know you are there to support them;
  • Role is focused on the breakout sessions and rooms;
  • Timekeeper for speakers including time remaining reminders.

Manager’s Assistant: Assist Director of Speakers and Event Management (one position)

  • Specific time commitment: 7am-7pm March 13, 2017;
  • Support the Speaker Coordinator and Event Manager in their tasks on March 13, 2017.

Innovation Expo support: LC Pitch and Job Fair at the Globe Innovation Expo

  • Specific time commitment: 10am-6pm March 14-16, 2018;
  • Support the Event Manager and Globe liaison with the Leading Change Youth Innovation program.


If you have any issues completing your volunteer application, please contact our Venues and Logistics Coordinator, Sara Fralin at sara@leadingchangecanada.com

For any questions about Leading Change, please visit the FAQ section of our website.