Do you want to give back to your community, meet new people, have unique experiences, or gain valuable work experience? Sign up as an SCI BC volunteer today!

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We are always looking for friendly people with a passion for helping others. Whether you decide to help out at one of our fun events or lend a hand at our offices, we greatly appreciate your time and your commitment to making a difference in your community. If you’d like to learn more about who we are and what we do, check out our About Us page or read our staff bios—we hope to hear from you soon!

Volunteer Opportunities

General Event Day Volunteers

*Please note, due to COVID-19 we have temporarily suspended all in-person events and event volunteer opportunities.*

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.

Event Day Photographer / Videographer

*Please note, due to COVID-19 we have temporarily suspended all in-person events and event volunteer opportunities.*

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-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.

Peer Mentorship at GF Strong

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 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 11 am and 3 pm 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

We are always happy to discuss opportunities that aren’t listed above!

If you have any questions please contact Jenna Wright at jwright@sci-bc.ca.

Your Impact

Your volunteer work has a huge positive impact on the lives of people with spinal cord injuries and related physical disabilities. Read stories from previous volunteers and see how your generosity makes a difference.

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“I think my favourite part about SCI BC events is seeing the look on people’s faces when they actually get out and they’re able to do stuff that they normally would not be able to do.”

– Rachel Allenbrand, SCI BC Volunteer

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