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Join our team: Winter Communications & Development Volunteer positions

Lend your energies to social justice!

The BCCLA is seeking four individuals to join our team as Communications & Development Volunteers from January 15th to May 15th, 2014.

The BCCLA is one of Canada’s leading social and democratic justice non-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.

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

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. Ideally, volunteers should be willing to commit 8-10 hours per week during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 9:30-5:50 PM). Please note that the community outreach volunteer hours are flexible, depending on the events we take part in with the community.

Projects of Communications & Development Volunteers may include:

  • Helping maintain our “media project”, including publishing and archiving our recent media interviews
  • Supporting the planning, coordinating, and executing of the 2014 Liberty Awards fundraising event
  • Supporting sponsorship strategies
  • Participating in community outreach opportunities
  • Day-of event support including registration, A/V support, speaker management, set-up and take-down
  • Volunteers may work on additional tasks utilizing their specific skill sets or areas of expertise and interest

Experience considered as an asset for these volunteer roles:

  • 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

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

The deadline for applications is January 5th, 2014

We thank all applicants for their expression of interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.