Join our Desk Bee Exchange Program for 2021!

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. You’re looking for a workspace and network to connect your work to your values, and support social change organizations in Vancouver.

Us: The HiVE is a co-working community of individuals and organizations within the social entrepreneurship, sustainability, tech, and creative sectors all working to make the world a better place. We utilize the powerful tool of shared-space for coworking, event hosting, programming, and community building and provide access to support services that catalyze social innovation. In 2011, we society opened with 9,000 square feet of coworking, event, and meeting space, and in 2017, we expanded into an additional 3,000 square feet within our building. We are Vancouver’s longest standing coworking space that operates as a nonprofit society. The safety of our community is at the forefront. During COVID, we have these health & safety protocols in place.

If this sounds like a match, 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 one to two weekly 4.5 hour shift 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 $369/month).

Your duties will consist of:

  • Greeting visitors
  • Answering general phone/e-mail inquiries
  • Welcoming new members
  • Reminding members and visitors about COVID health & safety policies
  • Giving tours of the space
  • 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!

We’re currently looking for people who are available for Tuesday afternoons and Thursday afternoons, though we are open to other availabilities as well. Desk Bees are asked to make a 3.5 month commitment from Jan 15th to Apr 31st for the 2020 DBEP Winter/Spring Cohort.

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.