Accelerate your leadership path as a nabs Captain or Ambassador. Become a nabs volunteer and create a positive impact on your community while also building your personal brand and network.

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Accelerate your leadership path as a nabs Captain or Ambassador.

Are you a student or just getting started in your career and want to excel? Volunteer with nabs! As a nabs Ambassador or Captain, we provide unique networking opportunities that no other non-profit can provide – a direct connection to key people in your future industry.


Becoming a nabs Captain is a unique opportunity to not only join a great organization that creates a positive impact in people’s lives but also helps to build your personal brand with other industry professionals

A nabs Captain represents their marketing, media, or communications-related organization, acting as the official nabs spokesperson on behalf of their company. Their role is to help streamline communication and to lead fundraisers between nabs and their organization.

Value for You!

  • Be a part of a team that is fueled by industry leaders, creating connections that can become instrumental to the success of your career
  • Be the first to know about industry events, and get free tickets
  • Exclusive invites to Captain & industry socials, your chance to do more than just networking. Mingle, strategize and connect with industry professionals
  • Build your resume and references with nabs, an organization that is 100% connected to your industry
  • Join the bigger picture, create a positive impact and make meaningful connections in the industry
  • Ultimately, help those in your industry who have fallen on hard times

Things we Do

  • Internal workplace fundraising
  • Captain & industry socials
  • Ticket sales

To learn more about becoming a captain, and to get involved contact Deanna Letford at


Ambassadors are one way that nabs develops the marketing and communications industry – nabs provides students, the future of the industry, with opportunities to gain relevant and recognized experience by volunteering. Ambassadors are responsible for volunteering at events which support nabs’ relationship with the local student body and the recent graduates (juniors) within the industry; creating opportunities for the same group to gain industry-relevant and recognized experience; and to help support nabs West in its other fundraising initiatives.

Value for you!

  • Ambassadors gain experience in event management, project management, creative development, and more – experience that can add up on your resume!
  • Beyond the experience you gain from volunteering, nabs provides unique networking opportunities that no other nonprofit can provide you – a direct connection to your future industry.
  • Ambassadors have access to privileged information including job postings, internship postings, and other industry information distributed exclusively to nabs West Ambassadors.
  • Get the chance to showcase your talents to prospective employers.
  • Learn about issues currently facing the industry.
  • Increase awareness of nabs among younger industry professionals to make it more relevant.
  • Ultimately, help those in your industry who have fallen on hard times.

Things you would support

  • Leadership
  • Event planning
  • Social media management
  • Marketing collateral creation
  • Volunteer coordination

To learn more about becoming an ambassador, and to get involved contact Teaghan Iverson at


“I’ve had a great experience with nabs. Our industry is a tightly knit community, and nabs in an important piece of that fabric. Early in my career it introduced me to many of the leaders of today, and tomorrow, while supporting a terrific cause. I’ll always be an advocate, and encourage anyone new to our industry to get involved.” – Morgan Watt, Managing Director, Media Experts

“Volunteering with nabs allowed me to start connections with marketing industry peers prior to entering the workforce. Upon graduation I stepped up to being a nabs captain at my place of work, through this I was able to continue growing relationships at industry events all while supporting a great cause. Being involved with nabs is a lot of fun and helps launch your career.” – Teaghan Iverson, Media Planner, Barlow

“Being a volunteer is an awesome way to give back to the industry and network with professionals and other like-minded individuals. I’ve developed close and genuine relationships with the people I’ve met through nabs! It’s always fun to participate in nabs events as well.” – Rebecca Vu, Media Coordinator, iProspect

“I volunteered at nabs while I was a student at BCIT. Not only did my experience allow me to build relationships with marketing professionals who shared the same passion as me within the field but I saw first hand how nabs was able to make a positive impact on the lives of its members. nabs always puts people first and our marketing community is better for it!” – Sandy Cho, Strategy Supervisor, OMD

“My first industry job was an internship at nabs. I was then introduced to a Media Director who offered me my first job in media. Fast forward, I am now a Media Sales Manager and I have a seat on the board of nabs. Not only do I credit much of my success to nabs, I have also had a lot of fun and made lifelong friends.” – Deanna Letford, Sales Manager, Rogers Sports and Media

“I have volunteered with nabs for more than 11 years. I love being part of the nabs team, because our work enables the organization to help so many people in our industry. During my 11 years, I have met and forged wonderful relationships with so many people that I otherwise would not have met. nabs is at the centre of our industry, and is a great place to connect.” – Tom Shipman, Partner, Mediology





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