FAQ

How can I get involved?

There are several ways to get involved. Fill out a volunteer sign up form here if you would like to be notified when we need help with a specific project or build event. We are always looking for new Projects in Place members, so if you are looking to be involved on a deeper level in the organization send us an email at info@projectsinplace.org to let us know.

Is Projects in Place a non-profit?

Yes, we are a registered non-profit society in the province of British Columbia.

Who does Projects in Place work with?

We work with a variety of people. In the past we have partnered with neighbourhood groups, local non-profit organizations, educational facilities and institutions. We work with anyone, big or small, who is trying to make their community a better place.

How do I know if my project is suitable?

Get in touch with us! Does your project benefit your community? We want to hear about it. Don’t worry if you haven’t seen a similar project in our past work – we’re always looking for new challenges.

What is the format for your build events?

We invite community members, partners and Projects in Place volunteers to participate in a one day event where we turn a design into reality.  We work as hard as we can to build as much as possible in one day.  Anyone is welcome to attend our events – no prior experience required!  Volunteers are divided into teams and set to work on such tasks as digging, planting, assembling structures, painting and more.  Projects in Place always acquires the help of carpenters, landscapers and other professionals to help lead our volunteer teams. Participating in a build event is a great way to get involved in the community, meet great people and learn some new skills.

Does Projects in Place carry insurance?

Yes, Projects in Place has liability and event insurance to cover all volunteers at a build event.  All volunteers are required to sign a waiver prior to participating in a build event.