Communications and Development Volunteers

Communications and development volunteers support a variety of initiatives including event planning, fundraising, social media, website maintenance, newsletter writing, community outreach, research and more!

Volunteers will make valuable connections in Vancouver’s non-profit and child and youth serving communities and will acquire real-life experience in communications, fundraising, event planning and administration. Volunteers should have a strong interest in these areas and a passion for advocating for children and youth.

Two volunteers are selected for a four-month term to volunteer in the First Call office one day a week.

We are accepting our next volunteers for spring 2017 running from January to May. Stay tuned in November for the application opening.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here: Spring 2016 Communications and Development Volunteers


Explore Other Volunteer Roles

Interested in volunteering but the structured opportunity above doesn’t make sense for you? Don’t worry, we love volunteers of all kinds! Join our roster of volunteers and you will be invited to help us out when opportunities come up that align with your skills and at our annual fundraising gala in February.

Send us an email to info@firstcallbc.org with the answers to the following questions (copy and paste – sorry our form is broken!) and we’ll be in touch with upcoming opportunities.

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Do you have a passion for advocating for children and youth? y/n

Administration – Do you have experience with office administration? y/n

Writing/Editing – Do you have strong writing and editing skills in English? y/n

Social Media – Do you know how to make posts to Facebook and Twitter? y/n

Graphic Design – Do you know how to design and edit graphics? y/n

Web Design – Do you know how to edit content in WordPress websites? y/n

Photography – Can you take a great photo? y/n

Video Editing – Do you know how to put together a cool, professional-looking video? y/n

Fundraising – Do you have fundraising experience? y/n

Community Events – Would you be happy to participate in community events and promote First Call’s work? y/n

Event Promotion – Do you have event promotion experience? y/n

Research – Do you know how to do secondary research and write a clear and concise summary? y/n

Policy Monitoring – Do you know about public policy and would you like to help monitor child and youth public policy in BC? y/n

Child and Youth Expert – Are you an expert in the child and youth advocacy field and are able to do research, speak at events, or write Op-Eds for First Call? y/n

Languages – Are you fluent in one or more languages other than English? If so, please tell us which language(s) and whether you would be able to help with interpretation and/or translation.

Availability (choose all that apply): Evenings and/or Weekdays and/or Weekends

Some volunteering activities will need to take place in the office and others can be done remotely on your own computer. (choose all that apply): I can work remotely on my own computer and/or I can come into the office

Any other skills or interests that you want to share with us?

How did you hear about First Call?