Volunteer efforts make the BCCLA’s work possible, and here are 5 ways you can get involved in protecting and promoting civil liberties in Canada. We ask that all potential volunteers become members of the BCCLA, and you can sign up as a member here.
Options one through four are longer term commitments with regular schedules.
1. Communications and Development Volunteers – CLOSED
Communications & Development Volunteers support a variety of initiatives including events and community outreach. Four volunteers are selected for a four month term to volunteer in the BCCLA office one day a week (or the equivalent hours split between more than one day). These great folks do everything from writing blog posts to organizing events. Applications for Winter term (January-May) volunteers are now closed; in the coming months, we will be accepting applications for May and September volunteer intakes.
2. Casework Volunteer – CLOSED
This volunteer would work closely with BCCLA Caseworker Alyssa Stryker, in corresponding with members of the public on civil liberties violations. We are not accepting casework volunteers in 2014 or 2015.
3. Legal Internships – CLOSED
We offer internships for law students. Interns work in all of our program areas and engage in public policy advocacy by assisting us in litigation, public education, research and media. This year, we will be hosting student fellows to work full-time (40 hours a week) on cutting-edge legal issues, including advocating for greater police accountability, protecting privacy rights, and national security issues
Internship – Summer
We are currently accepting applications for legal internships for Summer 2015. For further details and instructions on applying, please follow the link below. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2014. However, we will accept and evaluate applications on a rolling basis. Students with a strong interest in joining us are encouraged to apply early.
Internship – Fall and Winter
The BCCLA has opportunities for students interested in gaining experience through an internship in the fall and winter of 2013/2014. Contact BCCLA Senior Counsel Carmen Cheung at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Articled Students – We do not have positions for articled students at this time.
4. Pro Bono Legal Services
Across Canada, lawyers provide pro bono services, representing the Association in various courts. Without these services, a great deal of what has been accomplished by the BCCLA would never have happened. If you are interested in providing pro bono services, please fill out this form.
5. Become a Volunteer!
Interested in volunteering but none of the structured opportunities above make sense for you? Don’t worry! We love volunteers of all kinds! Join our roster of outreach volunteers and you will be invited to sign up for upcoming event opportunities throughout the year, or invited to help us out when opportunities come up that align with your skills.
Tell us about yourself! We’ll be in touch with upcoming opportunities.