Volunteer efforts make the BCCLA’s work possible, and here are five 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 – OPEN
The application period for the 2017 Winter Communications & Development Volunteers is now open. Volunteers support a variety of initiatives including event planning, fundraising, social media, website maintenance, community outreach, research and more! Volunteers are selected 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 blogging to organizing events. Application deadline is December 15, 2016.
TAKE A PEEK: Check out our current Fall 2016 volunteers’ biographies!
2. Legal Internships
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.
Summer 2017 Internships – OPEN
We are accepting applications for Summer 2017. The deadline for applications is November 25, 2016. However, we will accept and evaluate applications on a rolling basis. Students with a strong interest in joining us are encouraged to apply early. For further details and instructions on applying, please follow the link below. Contact BCCLA Acting Litigation Director Caily DiPuma at [email protected] for more information.
READ MORE: Legal Internships
TAKE A PEEK: For a glimpse at some of the work that legal interns engage in, check out Lauren and Jay’s co-written blog post on the Abbotsford homelessness case.
We do not have positions for articled students at this time.
3. Explore Other Volunteer Roles!
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.