Winter Communications & Development Volunteers

BC Civil Liberties Association

Company :  BC Civil Liberties Association
Location :  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Job Type :  Full-time
Job Status :  Permanent
The BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) is seeking four (4) individuals to participate with the association as Communications & Development Volunteers from January 15 – May 15, 2018. Applications are due by December 15th, 2017.

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, communications, and fundraising support activities.

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 communications, fundraising, and community outreach. Ideally, volunteers should be willing to commit 7 hours a week during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm). Please note that the community outreach volunteer hours are very flexible, depending on the events we take part in with the community.

Projects of Communications & Development Volunteers may include:

Helping to maintain our ‘media project’, including publishing and archiving our recent media interviews

Supporting the planning, coordinating and executing fundraising events

Writing blog posts, creating infographics, editing videos and supporting social media outreach

Participating in community outreach opportunities like Car Free Days and Media Democracy Days

Day-of event support including registration, A/V support, speaker management, set-up and breakdown

Volunteers may work on additional tasks utilizing their specific skill sets or areas of expertise and interest

Experience considered an asset for these volunteer roles:
Experience in event planning and community outreach

Strong communication and writing skills

Creative problem solver

Graphic design, web development, video or photography experience a highly valued asset but not required

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 apply by December 15th, 2017 . Interviews will take place the following week.

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