Volunteer

MAPS Canada is powered by a large and dedicated group of volunteers. Join us! You can participate in one or several of the following committees:


Blog Committee

  • Blog Team: Responsible for managing the mapscanada.org blog content, finding writers or writing original content

Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Committee

  • Establishes and helps embed the principles of justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism within all aspects of MAPS Canada.
  • Advises MAPS Canada staff and the board of directors on issues related to the above.

Drug Policy Committee

Education

  • Educates committee members and other MAPS volunteers on current drug policy issues in Canada and internationally 
  • Assesses the current state of policies (e.g. harm reduction, safe supply, legal regulation of substances)
  • Identifies opportunities and roadblocks re: psychedelics policy reform (including other countries/states/regions)

Post-Prohibition Models for Psychedelics

  • Evaluates what would legal regulation for psychedelics look like
  • Evaluates how would we recommend balancing access/control, etc.
  • Evaluates how workshop models among different stakeholders constituencies, including consumers of psychedelic

Advocacy

  • Develops advocacy strategies around psychedelics for non-medical/non-scientific use in Canada

Engagement

  • Develops strategies for how to engage different constituencies
  • Identifies current barriers and opportunities
  • Evaluates how we message our advocacy
  • Develops and implements public education/outreach activities

Fundraising Committee

  • Directs fund development for MAPS Canada including organizing and executing fundraising events for MAPS Canada. This includes creating new MAPS Canada events or participating in and supporting events hosted by other organizations.

Research Commitee

  • Supports the research initiatives of other committees and ensures MAPS Canada is always presenting factual, evidence-based information.

Social Committee

  • Helps plan social events for the MAPS Canada community and Vancouver psychedelic community at large. Previous events have included a social evening at the Anza Club, as well as psychedelic BBQs and potlucks. Members assist with logistics and event planning, as well as in helping to set up and take down events.

Technology Committee

  • Helps resolve technology issues, provides IT support, as well as website and storefront maintenance. Members also support live-streaming, music systems, and technology for presentation presentations.

Current Openings

We are currently recruiting for the roles below. To apply, please send the following to Michael Oliver, Volunteer Coordinator, michael@mapscanada.org:

  • Your resume
  • A letter referencing the position you are applying for; describing why you are interested in volunteering for MAPS Canada; and the skills you bring that you believe will benefit MAPS Canada.

At this time, we are not accepting general volunteer applications, and are only recruiting for the roles below.

There are currently no volunteer opportunities at this time, please check back soon.

There are currently no volunteer opportunities at this time, please check back soon.

There are currently no volunteer opportunities at this time, please check back soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes absolutely! Although most of our volunteers are based in Vancouver or Toronto, most of our volunteer opportunities are remote. We are also in the process of initiating MAPS Canada support groups across Canada and are always looking to connect volunteers with each other. 

You can be a part of as many committees as you are able to commit to. Currently, we ask for a volunteer commitment of 3-4 hours per week depending on the role.

Unfortunately at this time we do not offer these

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