Desk Bee Exchange Program summer applications are open!


HiVE Vancouver |Desk Bee ExchangeCalling 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)!

What’s the Desk Bee Exchange Program? A barter opportunity where in exchange for two weekly 4.5 hour shifts as a community animator and receptionist in our social impact 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
  • Educating visitors and new members about the HiVE’s vision and values
  • 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 (no task too small!)
  • Making sure the kitchen and common areas are tidy
  • Booking meeting rooms for non-members
  • Other HiVE projects as they come up!

Right now, we’re looking for someone who is available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and who is able to make a 4 month commitment from April 27th to August 28th. We will also be considering applicants for the 2015 DBEP Summer Cohort, which runs from May 25th to August 28th, so please apply even if those weekdays don’t work for you.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please fill out this application form. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

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.