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.
The Liz Stubbs Cutting Garden is located on the bottom lawn near the Summer Kitchen. It’s the fenced area with a splendid ocean view making it a fabulous place to tend to the Cutting Garden. Volunteers plant, weed, propagate and make floral arrangements flowers which are used to decorate the Lodge and are also sold in the park to raise funds for the maintenance and operations of the park. This volunteer opportunity is especially appreciated by those who love to garden but no longer have a space of their own. Volunteer hours are flexible and may vary with the gardening needs and the weather.
There are many special events held in the Lodge and on grounds (i.e. Easter Bunny Trail, LIVE! In Filberg Park Concerts, Apple Press Party, Christmas at the Lodge and more). 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 a while. 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.
We are currently seeking to fill 3 positions on the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association Board of Directors.
Board experience and experience with human resources and/or special events are preferable.
This is a working Board so there is a time commitment of approx 10 to 20 hours per month. The term is a minimum of 2 years with the option to retain the seat for more than one term. The Board meets once a month on the 3rd Monday at 5 pm, although that date does vary.
You will be asked to chair at least one committee, and attend and help out with special events whenever possible.
For more information please contact the Executive Administrator at the Lodge or any current Board member.
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 will is always welcome to join us in whatever capacity they feel they can help.
- 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?
Donations are very much appreciated for the ongoing maintenance and operation of Filberg Park. Click “Donate” below to make a donation with your credit card or PayPal account. You can enter the amount in the next window. Thank you.
Thank you to everyone that applied for the Volunteer Coordinator position. This posting is now closed.