VFC Community Battalion (COMBAT)

 

The VFC Community Battalion team is a working group of the Vancouver Firefighter Charities, created in 2013. This is a volunteer team of experienced professionals, who have specific skills and experience in a variety of fields. The team's mission is to continue to raise awareness of the charity, and to support, enhance and grow the fundraising initiatives of the Vancouver Firefighter Charities.

 

How the Community Battalion Got Its Name:

 

The City of Vancouver Fire Department has 20 Fire Halls, organized into three “Battalions”. These Battalions cover three distinct geographic areas: Vancouver East, Vancouver West, and Vancouver Downtown/Core. It is within these three Battalions that much of Vancouver Citizens’ needs in terms of Life-Safety are met. The VFC considers the “Community Battalion” to be an additional Battalion that helps Vancouver Citizens - not through on-the-job life saving, but through the donation of critical skill sets and time.

 

 

Team Member Profiles


 

Anthony Chopin

Volunteer Video & Media Production

 

Anthony began his digital and design career with the Interactive Design Program at North Vancouver's Capilano University in 2005. Following that, a passion for film making was rediscovered and Anthony established himself as a freelance videographer and photographer in 2010 under Aperiso Media.

 

After being granted an opportunity to combine two interests - film and music - Anthony had the opportunity to establish himself among some big names in the local music industry. He is currently diversifying his work towards other non-profits, as well as small businesses and corporate development utilizing both new media and advertising strategies.

 

Personal Website: www.aperiso.com

 


 

David Hammond
Volunteer Fundraising Specialist

 

With an extensive background in Sales and Marketing that started in Montreal, David moved to the West Coast in 2004 to pursue his yacht-broker dreams as a semi-retiree.

 

During his time in Vancouver, David found his way to fundraising in 2010, and is now a license holder for SoKap. David joined the COMBAT Team in late 2013 as a volunteer fundraiser to help the charity continue its efforts to raise money throughout the Lower Mainland.

 


 

Jim Jordan

Volunteer Web Designer & Webmaster

 

Jim Jordan is a recent resident of Vancouver, having moved from Ontario in 2012 to pursue a career in the fire service.

 

Jim currently operates his own Digital Communications business and is responsible for website development of over 100 sites that he has created.  He also maintains volunteer websites, including that for the Vancouver Firefighter Charities.

 

Personal Website: www.jordandesign.ca

 


 

Michelle Chopin

Volunteer Marketing & Communications Specialist

 

Michelle Chopin is a Demand Generation Marketing Manager for Visier, a local, growing software company, and has been a North Vancouver resident for over ten years. She is growing her own business, Corkscrew Marketing, which focuses on digital marketing and support for small to medium sized organizations.

 

Michelle has had volunteer experience with a number of organizations since moving to Canada, including responsibilities as Front of House Manager for The Kay Meek Center for Performing Arts (West Vancouver), and involvement in the Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family Program 2012.

 

Personal Website: www.corkscrewmarketing.com

 


 

 

If you want to be part of a diverse group of volunteers that brings professional knowledge and experience to a positive, community-driven charitable organization, we encourage you to apply today. Please note that these positions are entirely volunteer-based.

Applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letters to:

Nils Gorseth
Executive Director | COMBAT Team
nils@vanfirecharities.com