Opportunities

Volunteering at IABC/BC is a member benefit that enables you to connect with the Chapter and your fellow members. Check out these opportunities to get involved.

Learn more about volunteering

In addition to the active postings below, we’d be happy to discuss finding a specific volunteer opportunity suited to your particular interests and skills – to learn more, email our Director, Volunteer Services.

Available Opportunities

  • Manager, Volunteer Recruitment

    Do you love a good interview where you get a chance to dive in and learn what really makes a person tick? In this role, you’ll work closely with the board of directors to identify,  interview and provide recommendations on potential candidates to help IABC/BC execute amazing events and develop exciting content for our chapter.

    You’ll also work closely with the marketing + communications team to develop marketing campaigns and promotional materials about the benefits of volunteering, and opportunities available. This will include general year-round promotions, and supporting succession planning. You will also help keep all volunteer opportunities up to date on our website, social media and bi-monthly newsletter.

     

    Duties & Responsibilities: 

    • Work with director, volunteer services to execute the volunteer recruitment strategy
    • Source, interview and make recommendations to the board of directors on potential volunteers
    • Manage incoming volunteer requests and interview potential candidates as needed
    • Develop consistent job descriptions and ensure volunteer opportunities are up-to-date on the website
    • Submit the latest volunteer postings to our bi-weekly IABC/BC Connect newsletter.
    • In collaboration with our marketing + communications team, plan and execute marketing campaigns focused on the benefits of volunteering, and build awareness of volunteering opportunities across our digital channels

     

    Location

    Duties can be carried out from anywhere in B.C.

    How to apply

    To apply, simply email an up-to-date resume (or LinkedIn profile URL) to volunteers@iabc.bc.ca.

  • Manager, Member Services

    As one of the first points of contact for our members, you are a friendly and professional communicator who plays a key role in building and maintaining trust in our organization. You are an IABC ambassador who is keen to share the benefits of our association and share upcoming events and programming that may be of interest.

     

    Duties & Responsibilities: 

    • Be one of our main contacts for members and prospective members to learn about IABC/BC and what we offer locally, nationally and globally.
    • Support the director, member services in responding to inquiries from current members, and prospective members in a timely manner via email or phone.
    • Identify membership retention opportunities to continue to retain existing members, and advise recently lapsed members of their current status with a reminder to renew their membership (among other strategies you may develop with your director).
    • Ensure all new, renewing and lapsed members are contacted personally, as well as those accomplishing achievements worthy of recognition.
    • Contribute to identifying members for profiling in our bi-weekly Connect newsletter, and other communications channels, as content is needed in working with your director and marketing + communications.

    Location

    Duties can be carried out from anywhere in B.C.

    How to apply

    To apply, simply email an up-to-date resume (or LinkedIn profile URL) to volunteers@iabc.bc.ca.

  • Manager, Creative Services

    Are you a whizz at Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign? Are you confident and competent in creating a variety of creative materials such as event banners, infographics, org charts and case studies?

    If you are an experienced graphic designer, or you’re currently mastering your graphic design skills then we need you. Grow your portfolio of work while supporting us with our creative needs.

    Duties & Responsibilities: 

    • Manage all creative requests from chapter leaders and other volunteers including communicating resourcing needs to your director/s.
    • Work with the director/s marketing + communications to establish robust processes for creative requests
    • Create on-brand creative assets such as banners to promote events, infographics and handouts.
    • Create simple, on-brand templates that can be used for different purposes
    • Ensure that all creatives and materials with graphic design elements are on-brand and reflective of our chapter.
    • Proactively identify ways to enhance marketing collateral and other chapter materials (both online and offline) with creative elements.

    Location

    Duties can be carried out from anywhere in B.C.

    How to apply

    To apply, simply email an up-to-date resume (or LinkedIn profile URL) to volunteers@iabc.bc.ca.

  • Content Writer

    Are you looking to build or broaden your portfolio of writing samples? We have a variety of volunteer writing roles available to help you polish your writing skills or explore another area of communications. At IABC/BC, our volunteer writing roles support event promotions, marketing campaigns, orientation programs and other programs. They also develop ongoing web and digital content, program descriptions, and email templates for internal and external use to help engage our membership and align our communications with IABC international.

    If you’re a grammar-loving communicator with the ability to work on your own initiative, consider applying to one of the many volunteer content writer roles for IABC/BC. Creative and enthusiastic candidates, read on:

    Positions available

    • Content coordinator, event promotions
    • Content coordinator, awards
    • Content coordinator, internal communications
    • Content coordinator, external communications
    • Content coordinator, student communications
    • Content coordinator, career development

    Portfolios supported

    • Events (professional development and networking)
    • Awards
    • Career development
    • Marketing and communications
    • Member services
    • Student development
    • Volunteer Services

    Qualifications

    • Excellent writing and editing skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple work assignments at one time.
    • Enthusiasm, flexibility and ability to work with a team remotely.
    • Excellent interpersonal, and collaboration skills with a focus on professionalism.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks, work under pressure, and follow processes.

    Time Commitment

    • Portfolio dependent. Roughly one-to-three hours per month

    Skills learned

    • Writing and editing
    • Campaign or program execution and promotion
    • Strategic planning and campaign/program management
    • Problem solving

    Qualifications

    This opportunity is open to Junior to Intermediate level communicators with an interest in communications writing. You will bring a high attention to detail and professionalism to the role. Experience in business communications writing is preferred but not essential.

    Location

    Some of these roles can be carried out from any location in BC.

    How to apply

    To apply, simply email an up-to-date resume (or LinkedIn profile URL) to volunteers@iabc.bc.ca. If possible, please indicate a preferred portfolio.

  • Event Management

    Are you looking to maintain or gain valuable event management skills? Do you love a good show where everything runs smoothly and everyone has a wonderful time? There are a variety of roles to help you support IABC/BC’s events while benefiting from meaningful networking and polishing your event management skill set.

    If you’re a super-organized communicator who gives attention to detail, consider applying to one of the many volunteer event roles for IABC/BC. Enthusiastic candidates, read on:

    Positions available

    • Event leads
    • Event coordinators

    Portfolios supported

    • Events (professional development and networking)
    • Awards
    • Special Interest Groups
    • Student development

    Qualifications

    • Highly organized, excellent attention to detail, and project management skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal, and collaboration skills with a focus on professionalism.
    • Enthusiasm, flexibility and ability to work with a team remotely.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks, work under pressure, and follow processes.
    • Previous experience with events an asset.

    Time Commitment

    • Roughly four-to-six hours per event (event dependent, could be over the course of a month or several months).

    Skills learned

    • Event execution and promotion
    • Problem solving
    • Team coordination

    Qualifications

    This opportunity is open to Junior to Intermediate level communicators with an interest in events management or communications. You will bring strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and a high attention to detail. Experience in planning and executing events is preferred but not essential as training can be provided.

    Location

    Some of these roles can be carried out from any location in BC.

    How to apply

    To apply, simply email an up-to-date resume (or LinkedIn profile URL) to volunteers@iabc.bc.ca. If possible, please indicate a preferred portfolio.

  • Program Management

    Do you have a desire to flex your organizational skills and have a hand in building and maintaining program to engage communicators across BC? If you love the planning process, have a knack for pulling everything together and staying calm, cool and collected no matter what gets thrown your way, then our program management roles could be for you.

    In these roles, you will collaborate with directors and other volunteers to plan, create and execute IABC/BC programs and campaigns.

    Positions available

    • Manager, awards
    • Manager, blog
    • Manager, orientation
    • Manager, recruitment
    • Manager, special interest groups
    • Manager, sponsorships and partnership

    Portfolios supported

    • Awards
    • Career development
    • Marketing and communications
    • Member services
    • Special Interest Groups
    • Sponsorships and partnerships
    • Student development
    • Volunteer Services

    Qualifications

    • Excellent interpersonal, and collaboration skills with a focus on professionalism.
    • Highly organized, excellent attention to detail, and project management skills.
    • Excellent communication and writing skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple work assignments at one time.
    • Enthusiasm, flexibility and ability to work with a team remotely.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks, work under pressure, and follow processes.

    Time Commitment

    • Portfolio dependent. Roughly four-to-six hours per month

    Skills learned

    • Campaign or program execution and promotion
    • Strategic planning and campaign/program management
    • Problem solving
    • Team coordination

    Qualifications

    This opportunity is open to Intermediate to Senior level communicators with an interest in strategic communications planning and program management. You will bring strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and a high attention to detail. Experience in planning and executing campaigns, programs is preferred.

    Location

    Some of these roles can be carried out from any location in BC.

    How to apply

    To apply, simply email an up-to-date resume (or LinkedIn profile URL) to volunteers@iabc.bc.ca. If possible, please indicate a preferred portfolio.

  • “Pop-Up” Special Interest Group Chair

    Do you have a topic to discuss with fellow communicators or is there a Professional Development topic you want us to cover? Do you live or work outside of Vancouver and want to arrange a casual communications focused meetup in your location? This is an excellent opportunity for you to take on a SIG (Special Interest Group) that fits the topic or location of your choice.

    In this role, you will collaborate with the SIGs Director and Portfolio Manager and arrange informal meetings to connect, learn and exchange knowledge with peers. There’s no charge for IABC/BC members to participate in a SIG; and a nominal charge for non-members.

    Responsibilities and key deliverables

    You will work under the direction of the Director, Special Interest Groups (SIGS) to organize and promote your SIG meeting. In this role, you will be responsible for:

    • Work with your director to develop your SIG meeting topic, date and promotion.
    • Provide potential locations for the SIG meeting or work in collaboration with your director on locations.
    • Chair the SIG meeting and provide direction for topic and discussion.
    • Provide setup for the event, based on the space and location.
    • Include an SME or guest speaker for your SIG meeting (optional).
    • Promote the event across your professional (or personal) channels.

    Potential SIG Topics and Locations

    Communications Topics: Internal / B2B / Crisis / Public Relations / Non-Profit / Government

    Locations: Fraser Valley / Tri-cities / North Shore / Victoria and Vancouver Island / Okanagan

    Qualifications

    • Experience in planning, organization and promotion of events.
    • Event set up experience an asset.
    • Good time management skills.
    • Dependable and highly collaborative.
    • Good at connecting with people.
    • Passionate about the value of IABC to different communicators.
    • Familiarity with the IABC/BC brand is an asset.

    Location

    This role can be carried out from any location in BC.

    Time Commitment

    Up to 5 – 6 hours per SIG meeting – both for planning and attendance.

    Application deadline

    This position will be open until filled.

    How to apply

    To apply, simply provide an up-to-date resume (or LinkedIn profile URL) along with a completed application form.