Show & Tell - Entrepreneur Edition: Coordinators

Hybrid (virtual and in-person)

Help empower entrepreneurs and small business owners in your community!

Embrace the entrepreneurial spirit at "Show & Tell - Entrepreneur Edition," a captivating monthly gathering in Burnaby and Surrey where dreams of business success take center stage!

Tailored for new and aspiring entrepreneurs, this dynamic series offers a platform to share stories, showcase brands, and foster collaborative partnerships. The events will also have business advisors, seasoned entrepreneurs, and service designers providing valuable feedback to support the entrepreneur presenters.

This 'Show & Tell - Entrepreneur Edition' is made possible and supported by the Intercultural Women's Maker Society, Diversepreneur Network, SOIRETTE CONNECTIONS, and Beta Collective.

Virtually on: 

The 1st Saturday of each month

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

AND

In-person on:

The 3rd Saturday of each month

10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Your Role:

As a Coordinator for the Entrepreneur Show & Tell, you will be joining an amazing team of kind, supportive and creative individuals who share your passion for bringing ideas to life and creating successful events! Your responsibilities will include attending monthly brainstorming meetings via Zoom and collaborating with team members to plan and promote the Show & Tell events which will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Coordinators can choose one or more of the below roles:

1. Social Media Promotion:

Help spread the word about "Show & Tell - Entrepreneur Edition"! The role will involve creating engaging posts, sharing updates, and interacting with our online community across various platforms.

2. Recruitment Coordination:

Tasks include reaching out to potential presenting businesses/entrepreneurs, business advisors, and participating guests via creative ideas to invite people to join.

3. Event Day Support:

Responsibilities will include ensuring the smooth flow of "Show & Tell." Assist with registration, guide participants, and help manage the overall event logistics.

In these roles, you will: 

  • Apply interpersonal, empathy and relationship-building skills by developing healthy relationships with team members;
  • Acquire volunteer skills for community involvement;
  • Assist with creation of content for social media, including but not limited to: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter;
  • Assist with contacting business advisors for the events.

Other Benefits:

  • Improve your teamwork, coordination and leadership skills;
  • Gain valuable volunteering, networking, community engagement and employment skills;
  • Gain content creation skills and experience;
  • Meet new people and gain new experiences;
  • Earn credit on your SFU Co-Curricular Record.

Timeframe:

Event Coordinators will meet from February 3rd to April 20th:

  • Virtually on the 1st Saturday of each month 
  • From 10:30 am to 12:30 pm 

And 

  • In-Person on the 3rd Saturday of each month 
  • From 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

We ask that volunteers try to commit to the entire run of this program (February to November 2024). This 3-semester commitment will benefit both yourself and your team. However, we also realize that scheduling and life circumstances may make long-term involvement difficult, so the minimum commitment you must be able to make is one full semester (e.g. February–April / May–June / August-November).

Location:

Monthly in-person Show & Tells will alternate at the following two locations:

  • Beta Collective Surrey at 10318 Whalley Blvd #1, Surrey (starting from February 17th); and
  • Beta Collective Burnaby at 3999 Henning Dr #402, Burnaby (starting from March 16th).

If you are interested in this opportunity but can only volunteer at one of the two locations above (every other month) please let us know about this when you apply or by emailing community-volunteer@sfu.ca

Monthly planning meetings will run virtually via Zoom on the first Saturday of each month.

Applicants should:

  • Be able to collaborate and work well in a team as well as independently.
  • Be enthusiastic, patient, creative and committed;
  • Enjoy working in a group setting;
  • Be eager to share your ideas and solutions;
  • Possess strong problem-solving skills;
  • Be dependable, flexible and resourceful.

TO BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please click the 'Apply Now' button below and submit your initial expression of interest.

You will then receive an email from SurveyMonkey containing our full application form which must be completed as soon as possible.

Deadline: Wednesday, February 28th | 11:59 PM

Please note, if the required number of volunteers for this program is reached before the above deadline, this posting may be taken down.

 

 
Collection Notice: The information collected as part of the application process is under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468). It is related directly to and needed by the University to administer the volunteer program through the SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre. The information will be used to screen volunteer applicants, refer applicants to opportunities of interest, and update applicants with information related to volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact Associate Director, Partnerships and Programs, 250-13450 102 Avenue, Surrey BC, V3T 0A3, 778-782-8082.    

Ready to learn about volunteering with the community as an SFU ambassador? Join the Community Engagement Volunteer Training Program.

Learn more

This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official university document that tracks your co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record at www.sfu.ca/students/get-involved/recognition/co-curricular-record.