Volunteers are a integral part of everything we do, from Lodge tours right down to the Board of directors, there wouldn’t be a FHLPA without them! We have loads of great volunteer opportunities, check them out!
Volunteers are asked to commit 4 hours a month through the high season.
Shoulder season April/May & Oct./Nov./Dec. High season June through September
Lodge Tour Guide
Take visitors through the Lodge and share interesting facts and stories about the construction, the history and the Filberg family and their legacy to the Valley. Lodge tours are available on weekends starting in the spring and can be privately booked through the office for other times. Volunteer shifts in the Lodge are a minimum of 2.5 hours /day.
The Gift Shop is open on weekends starting in the spring and sells donated items and some new inventory. Gift Shop volunteers staff the Gift Shop, help with Lodge information and sometimes sell memberships or tickets for events. Retail experience is not necessary as new volunteers are paired with an experienced person until they are comfortable with shop routines. Shifts are a minimum of 2.5 hours.
People with some office experience who can help with: computer data entry, filing, preparing tickets for events and other office tasks from time to time. The Executive Administrator will organize and provide initial training as needed. Shifts would vary with the tasks to be done.
The Liz Stubbs cutting garden is located on the bottom lawn near the totem pole. Volunteers plant, weed, propagate and organize flowers which are used to decorate the Lodge and are also sold through the Filberg Gift Shop. This job is especially appreciated by those who love to garden but no longer have a space of their own. Hours of work vary with the need and the weather!
There are many special events held in the Lodge and on grounds. (Easter Bunny Scavenger Hunt, Summer Concerts, Apple Press Party in the fall, Christmas at the Lodge…) Volunteers assist with setup/takedown and staffing these events. Many events are on weekends or evenings so these jobs would be suitable for those who are busy but would still like to help out once in awhile. The time commitment varies and some people help with one event while others attend them all.
From time to time there are things to do in the park that need the assistance of a few able bodied people that are comfortable with climbing ladders or more physical tasks. (Putting up and taking down storm windows or Christmas lights, small building projects…) The people who volunteer for these jobs usually get called a few times a year for a few hours and will work with direction from the Facilities Manager.
The Filberg Festival is the main fundraiser for the FHLPA. It happens on the BC Day long weekend. Over 200 volunteers work this weekend and contribute hugely to its success. Volunteers are asked to contribute a minimum of 8 hours over the Festival four days and are rewarded with free Festival admission for their hard work. For further information on the jobs available for this weekend visit the Filberg Festival website.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the governing body of the FHLPA. The Board meets once a month to discuss Association business and each director has portfolios of responsibilities for a different area which contributes to the running of the Association. (President, Treasurer, Board Liaison with Gift Shop, Special Events.) All the Board Members are elected to serve a 2 year term. This is a working Board so the hours will be more than other volunteer positions.
If you are interested in learning more about our Board of Directors positions, please contact a member of the Board, or the Administrator.
Other volunteer opportunities arise from time to time and someone who is interested in volunteering to keep this “Jewel in the Crown” of Comox functioning well is always welcome to join us in whatever capacity they feel they can help.
Sorry there are no positions available at this time
- Did you know that cash donations to the Filberg can be used as a Tax Deduction?
- Did you know that you can donate publicly traded securities to the Filberg and pay zero tax on any Capital Gain and get a tax deductible receipt for the fair market value of the security?
- Did you know that bequests may be left to the Filberg in a will and that the Estate would receive a tax deductible receipt?
- Did you know that you can name the Filberg as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy and that you would receive a charitable receipt based on its cash surrender value plus accumulated dividends, as well as a charitable receipt for your yearly premiums?
- Did you know that you can contact the Filberg Lodge for more information on any of these ways to contribute to the Filberg?
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