Desk Bee Exchange Opportunity Available


Calling all social-impact loving, collaborative-minded, and organization mavens! Do you have some extra time on your hands? Are you interested in a barter exchange that will give you the opportunity to join Vancouver’s growing social impact community? Then read on!

You: A freelancer, entrepreneur, and/or a creative individual who has some free time on your hands. Maybe you are new to Vancouver, or perhaps you’re a long time resident who’s looking for a change. It’s possible that you’ve just finished some much needed soul-searching. In any case, you’ve decided that you want to connect your work to your values, and get more in touch with the social change space in Vancouver.

Us: A kick-ass community of over 150 individuals and organizations within the social entrepreneurship, sustainability, tech, and creative sectors all working to make the world a better place. Our mission is to support and amplify the social impact space in Vancouver; we do this by mixing one part shared-space with one part collaboration and a dash of love.

If this sounds like a match made in heaven, then we want YOU for our Desk Bee Exchange Program (DBEP)!

The HiVE ( has an on-going Desk Bee Exchange Program – a barter exchange program where in exchange for one weekly and one bi-weekly 4.5 hour shift as a community animator and receptionist in our co-working space, we’ll give you a HiVE Unlimited package (24/7 access to the space – worth $350/month) and $10 for lunch every week.

Your duties will consist of:

  • Giving tours of the space
  • Greeting visitors
  • Answering general phone/e-mail inquiries
  • Welcoming new members
  • Receiving debit and credit card payments from customers
  • Collecting the mail/receiving courier packages
  • Helping organize social events for the 90+ businesses in the HiVE
  • Taking out the garbage
  • Making sure the kitchen and common areas are tidy
  • Booking meeting rooms

We’re looking for two people who are available on Wednesdays and Fridays starting December 3, and are able to make a 3 month commitment.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please email Melissa at as soon as possible. Also, let us know how you found out about the program!

The HiVE Vancouver is a non-profit society, and this is not a volunteer opportunity – it’s a barter exchange where you give your time in exchange for our services and lunch.

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