As part of this weekly series called Volunteer Spotlight, we will be highlighting our wonderful volunteers who dedicate countless hours to the betterment of the BC Green Party. If you’d like to nominate someone to feature, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Volunteer Spotlight."
Keith Poore is a familiar face to many within the BC Green Party.
He’s volunteered at a number of events, and most recently helped out during the BC Green 2019 Convention in New Westminster, where he helped run the registration desk. Poore also led a table during the Courtyard Cafe breakout session.
“I really feel like I’m a part of the party and part of a community whenever I’m out volunteering with the BC Green Party,” said the New West resident. “I really enjoy volunteering with the BC Greens and hope to get more involved moving forward.”
A change coming
Poore’s passion for the Green Party and wanting to make a difference was sparked during a high school trip to Ottawa.
The trip took place roughly one week after Paul Martin’s Liberal government fell in January 2006 to Stephen Harper’s Conservatives.
“The atmosphere in Ottawa, you could sense there was a huge change coming,” says Poore. “That’s when I started getting involved in politics.”
A long-time supporter of the Green Party of Canada, he got involved with the BC Green Party during the 2017 election, when he worked as the financial agent for Jacquie Miller, Green candidate for Delta North, and David Wong, in Vancouver-Hastings.
Poore also worked with FairVote during the campaign on Proportional Representation.
Up next he’s working as the campaign manager for Amita Kuttner, candidate in Burnaby North-Seymour in the federal election.
“We have a really good opportunity to shine some new light on new topics that are coming in the economic sector,” Poore says of the upcoming Oct. 21 federal election.
For more information on how you can get involved with the BC Green Party, visit bcgreens.ca/volunteer.