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.

Each Spring, we recruit for our next Board of Directors. If you’re interested in taking on a leadership role, check out the details on how to Join our Board.

Available Opportunities

  • Events Manager

    Do you…

    • enjoy the thrill of “getting things done” to make an event successful?
    • have strong project management, event coordination, business acumen and networking skills?
    • want to be a part of a team of event management experts known for hosting successful events for IABC/BC?

    If you resonate with all of this, join us as Events Manager to support IABC/BC’s events while benefiting from meaningful networking and enhancing your event management skills.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Plan events from start to finish according to Chapter requirements, target audience, and objectives 
    • Gain buy-in of IABC/BC Board towards event management strategies and make modifications, as necessary
    • Provide suggestions to enhance the success of events
    • Prepare budgets and ensure execution on budget
    • Source and negotiate with vendors and suppliers 
    • Oversee all operations and supervise event coordinators
    • Lead promotional activities for IABC/BC events in association with marketing + communications
    • Collaborate with the Events team on all aspects of event management, supporting the strategic plan for events portfolio.


    • Proven experience as an Event Manager 
    • Strong project management skills
    • Outstanding communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills
    • A team player with leadership skills 

    Time Commitment

    • Team meetings: Approximately 2 hours per month
    • Event planning and hosting: Approximately 15-20 hours per event (over the course of one to two months)


    Duties can be carried out from anywhere in B.C for virtual events. For in person events, Event Managers would be in person, on site for the event day management. 

    How to apply

    Email an up-to-date resume (or LinkedIn profile URL) to volunteers@iabc.bc.ca

    Please note: Events will be planned according to Public Health Orders and guidelines.

  • Student Events Coordinator

    Do you…

    • enjoy planning and organizing successful events?
    • have strong organizational, event planning and communication skills?
    • want to be a part of a team with the purpose to deliver programming and events for students and new communicators for both members and non-members of IABC/BC? 

    IABC/BC’s Students and New Communicators portfolio is searching for an Event Coordinator to join the team in planning and executing events for students and those new to the communications profession. If you resonate with the above, join us to help support IABC/BC members and soon-to-be members in establishing themselves as a communications professional. You’ll benefit through continuous networking opportunities, working with friendly and supportive Students and New Communicators team, and enhancing your event management, outreach and communication skills.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Work both individually and as a team to plan and execute events from start to finish
    • Continuously review Chapter goals and target audience during Students and New Communicators team meetings to help support the team’s overall planning, strategy, and programming. 
    • Adjust event plans, including speaker coordination and logistics, as needed
    • Provide suggestions to enhance the success of events
    • Work with the portfolio Director and Student Programs manager to ensure all events remain at or under budget
    • Support in sourcing and negotiating with vendors and suppliers
    • Oversee and host events, as needed
    • Support Student Programs Manager with marketing and communications, as needed
    • Support other IABC/BC portfolios, such as Career Development, Membership and others as needed


    • Event planning, administration and/or community outreach experience
    • Strong project management, organizational, communication and problem-solving skills
    • A team player who welcomes tag-teaming, ideas, and diversity and inclusivity
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

    Time Commitment

    • Team meetings: Approximately 1 to 2 hours per month
    • Pre-event planning: Approximately 2 hours per week
    • Event hosting: Approximately 4 hours on the day of the event


    Work can be carried out anywhere in B.C. for virtual events and for most in-person event planning. Most in-person events will be hosted in the Greater Vancouver area.

    How to Apply

    Please email an updated resume or LinkedIn profile URL or inquiries to volunteers@iabc.bc.ca.

    We respectfully acknowledge that we work and host events on unceded Coast Salish Territory, the traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.