Looking for an opportunity to give back to your community, meet new people, experience something new, or gain valuable work experience? Sign up as an SCI BC volunteer today!

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Current Volunteer Opportunities Include…

Event Day Photographer / Videographer

Spinal Cord Injury BC helps people living with spinal cord injury, and related disabilities adjust, adapt and thrive, whether they are dealing with a new injury or struggling with the ongoing challenges of living and aging with a physical disability.

Position Description

  • Photography of participants during events
  • Videography of a specific topic during events as instructed
  • Editing of photos post event
  • Editing of video post event
  • Providing SCI BC with all the footage post event

Time Commitment: 2-8 hours depending on the event

Qualifications

  • Some photography experience required
  • Ability to provide a portfolio of previous work
  • Owning equipment is necessary
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Professional, courteous and understanding
  • Ability to take direction when required

Accountability

You will report to the Communications Specialist and/or Marketing Specialist

Benefits

  • Event photography experience
  • Opportunity to make a difference in a great community organization
  • Opportunity to work with a well-recognized Vancouver based non-for profit
  • Networking opportunities

To Apply

Please apply below or send your resume and a cover letter listing your interests to Shelley Milstein at smilstein@sci-bc.ca.

General Event Day Volunteers

Spinal Cord Injury BC helps people living with spinal cord injury, and related disabilities adjust, adapt and thrive, whether they are dealing with a new injury or struggling with the ongoing challenges of living and aging with a physical disability.

Position Description

We need volunteers to help us with:

  • bringing supplies from the office to the event
  • set-up
  • registration
  • cooking
  • serving food and beverage
  • taking photos
  • take-down
  • returning supplies to the office

Time Commitment: min 2hrs

Qualifications

  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Professional and courteous
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Able to assist where needed; flexible
  • Own vehicle is an asset
  • Foodsafe is an asset

Accountability

You will report to the Event Manager and/or Volunteer Coordinator.

Benefits

Special Event experience.
Opportunity to make a difference in a great community organization

To Apply

Please apply below or send your resume and a cover letter listing your interests to Shelley Milstein at smilstein@sci-bc.ca.

Holiday Auction Coordinator

Spinal Cord Injury BC helps people living with spinal cord injury, and related disabilities adjust, adapt and thrive, whether they are dealing with a new injury or struggling with the ongoing challenges of living and aging with a physical disability.

Position Description

  • Help to create and manage the list of potential auction donors
  • Craft donation ask letters
  • Send out auction ask letters to potential donors
  • Create item description write up for auction website
  • Help to coordinate gift pick-ups

Time Commitment: Avg. 10 hours per month

Qualifications

  • Good writing skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Ability to take direction
  • Professional and courteous
  • Knowledgeable of the organization and able to represent the brand to the public
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Ability to do research
  • Working knowledge of Excel

Accountability

You will report to the Marketing and Events Specialist.

Benefits

  • Experience helping to run an online auction
  • Marketing and communications experience
  • Experience in fundraising including donation acquisition and online campaigns
  • Opportunity to make a difference in a great community organization!

To Apply

Please apply below or send your resume and a cover letter listing your interests to Shelley Milstein at smilstein@sci-bc.ca.

Peer Mentorship at GF Strong

Spinal Cord Injury BC helps people living with spinal cord injury, and related disabilities adjust, adapt and thrive, whether they are dealing with a new injury or struggling with the ongoing challenges of living and aging with a physical disability.

Position Description

SCI BC needs peer volunteers who have experienced rehab at GF Strong and have spinal cord injury to assist SCI BC Peer Coordinator staff to support and connect peers at our SCI Resource Centre office at GF Strong Rehab Centre in Vancouver. You’ll receive in person and online training in peer mentorship and SCI resources and support in BC.

Responsibilities

  • Share support and experiences with with clients at GF Strong Rehab Centre with new injuries and their families, and outpatient clients and visitors.
  • Provide coffee, hospitality and a listening ear to visitors to the Resource Centre office.
  • Help connect clients and family members to community supports and information.
  • Get peers involved in our busy summer events calendar and peer coffee groups.

Qualifications

  • Lived experience with spinal cord injury and physical rehab at GF Strong Rehab Centre
  • Unique life experiences and interests to share
  • Non-judgemental listener, familiar with local supports and services for people with disabilities
  • Can reliably attend a scheduled volunteer shift

Time Commitment

  • 3-4 hour shifts between 11am and 3pm at least one weekday/month
  • There are shifts available as often as once a week, depending on your level of interest and time

Must be 19+ and able to pass a criminal record check.

To Apply

Please apply below or send your resume and a cover letter listing your interests to Jocelyn Maffin at jmaffin@sci-bc.ca

If you do not wish to apply for a specific opportunity, please fill out our General Volunteer Form below so we can understand a little about you and what you’re looking for.

If you have any questions please contact Shelley Milstein at smilstein@sci-bc.ca.

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