Call for Virtual Volunteers!

VanSlam is back- and we’re going digital! 

As we get ready to bring VanSlam to audiences in person, Vancouver Poetry house will be doing four online events this fall to start our season. We are seeking virtual volunteers who are proficient in Zoom to provide technical support for our virtual events. No previous experience is required. If you are passionate about poetry and want to be involved in the Slam community, we want to hear from you!

Virtual Scorekeeper; Zoom/ Tech Support

Responsibilities include: 

  • Assisting participants with login/ access to zoom meetings (managing wait room on zoom, letting participants in, etc)
  • Monitor the chat and manage/ facilitate questions from participants
  • Be online during the event to assist with technical questions/ issues should they arise 
  • Scorekeeping duties (keeping track of judges scores)

Qualifications: 

  • Ideal candidates are creative problem solvers, personable and comfortable in online settings, and are passionate about bringing poetry to communities
  • Experience running/ assisting with online events on Zoom is an asset
  • Experience working with Eventbrite is an asset

Our online Slams will take place from 8:30-10:30pm on September 27, October 4th, 18th, and 25th. 

Compensation: 

Volunteers who work two or more slams will receive free tickets to 2022 Verses Festival of Words events as compensation for their time.


To apply, email Volunteer Coordinator Alexandra Caprara at volunteers@vancouverpoetryhouse.com with a brief paragraph introducing you and your qualifications, as well as your availability. Thank you.