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Join our team: Communications & Development Volunteer positions

Lend your energies to social justice!

The BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) is seeking two individuals to spend time with the association as Communications & Development Volunteers from September 30, 2013- December 15, 2013.

Fall Communications & Development Volunteers

The BCCLA is one of Canada’s leading social and democratic justice not-for-profit organizations. With a mandate that includes work on police accountability, government transparency, voting rights, prisoners’ rights, national security issues and women’s rights, we are one of the most vibrant and visible advocacy groups in Canada.

Communications & Development Volunteers support a variety of initiatives including events and community outreach. Experience in event coordination, fundraising and sponsorship seeking, implementing community outreach strategies, and building relationships with individual and institutional supporters are strong assets for this position.

Volunteers will be able to make valuable connections with key people in Vancouver’s non-profit, human rights, and legal community, and acquire ‘real-life’ experience in events planning and community outreach. Volunteers should have a strong interest in community outreach and event planning, and a commitment to the rights and freedoms that BCCLA upholds. We are seeking volunteers who are able to join us for between 8-10 hours a week during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 9:30-5:30 pm). Please note that the community outreach volunteer hours are very flexible, depending on the events we take part in with the community. Volunteers are able to determine the hours that work best for them, including a mix of in office and at home activities.

Tasks of Communications & Development Volunteers may include:

  • Helping to maintain our ‘media project’, including publishing and archiving our recent media interviews
  • Supporting the Communications and Development department in creating the BCCLA’s 2013 Membership Conference and 2014 Liberty Awards fundraising event
  • Participating in community outreach opportunities
  • Helping with day-of event support including registration, A/V support, speaker management, set-up and breakdown
  • Volunteers may choose to work on additional tasks utilizing their specific skill sets or areas of expertise and interest

An ideal volunteer will have:

  • Experience in event planning and community outreach
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Creative problem solver
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently on assigned tasks
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, working knowledge of social media technologies
  • Interest in supporting and promoting human rights and civil liberties in Canada
  • Flexible schedule for community events

To apply to volunteer your time and enthusiasm for the BCCLA,

please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Deadline is September 15, 2013
Volunteers will be notified the following week.