Are you interested in global sustainability and social justice? Do you want to help organizations working on these issues to connect and collaborate? We want you to volunteer with us!
As a network of over 100 members, the BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) seeks to provide opportunities for British Columbians to engage with global issues and get a taste of what it’s like to be part of the civil society sector. With 17 Sustainable Development Goals to tackle locally and globally by 2030, there is much to be done – get involved today!
Description & Context:
BCCIC is looking for a qualified volunteer who can support the set-up of BCCIC’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Hub. The SDG Hub will be a co-working and collaboration space for organizations whose work is advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Hub will be run on a non-profit basis providing a flexible and affordable space for SDG innovators and start-ups to work together offline, make connections, bounce ideas and build the collaborative movement that we need for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
The SDG Hub Assistant will work with a team of other staff members/volunteers to design and set up the Hub’s co-working space including designing the layout and aesthetics of the space, sourcing and equipping the work space, developing promotional materials, and conducting outreach and communications work to help spread the word ahead of the SDG Hub’s official launch on October 3.
We encourage a collaborative work environment and prefer if volunteers are able to come into the Vancouver-based office. The amount of volunteer hours as well as the balance of office-based and remote work can be negotiated with the prospective volunteer though we would prefer a minimum commitment of 15 hours/ week to ensure a meaningful and impactful experience.
Possible Responsibilities and Tasks:
– Help design a collaborative co-working space that brings together innovative organizations and start-ups whose work is advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
– Help decorate and equip the space including sourcing affordable office furniture and equipment.
– Help promote the space including development of SDG Hub guidelines, promotional packages, and outreach to prospective SDG Hub users.
What makes a good fit:
- Passionate about global change
- Wanting to gain valuable work experience in the non-profit sector
- Confident talking to people on the phone and in person
- Experienced at organizing events and logistics e.g. booking venues and equipment hire
- Detail oriented and design minded.
- Ideally comfortable with graphic design and Google apps.
Volunteering with BCCIC is an unpaid experience for which no monetary compensation is provided. Understanding and appreciating that those who volunteer with us are seeking to gain experience and to contribute toward a better world, BCCIC staff work with each of our volunteers to make the experience of volunteering with us as meaningful as possible. Our volunteers set their own schedules and decide collaboratively with a BCCIC staff member as to the tasks they wish to perform.
In your time with us, you can expect:
- Free BCCIC membership while volunteering with us;
- Free attendance to events organized by BCCIC for its members while volunteering with BCCIC;
- Opportunity to build one’s skills and CV as part of the BCCIC team;
- Opportunity to learn more about the international development context in BC as part of a provincial network
Please do include the time commitment you are able to make within the body of your statement of interest. During your orientation, BCCIC staff will work with you to set the number of hours you wish to commit to on a weekly or monthly basis.
All BCCIC volunteers have an orientation session to better understand the organization and what it means to be a volunteer with us.
Communication and Accountability:
We hope to engage our volunteers in tasks that are interesting, impactful and contribute to the work for the BCCIC. As such, we hope for a high-degree of accountability.
In the orientation, volunteers will schedule regular check-ins in order to track progress, identify and reflect on expectations, and review overall satisfaction with the volunteer experience. i
To express interest:
Please email your CV, and a short (not to exceed one page) statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to express interest is September 12th at 5:00 PM. Individuals will be contacted and matched on a rolling basis.
BCCIC is a network of British Columbia voluntary international development organizations and provincial branches of such organizations committed to achieving sustainable global development in a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity and participation for all. For more information on BCCIC visit http://bccic.ca/