Are you interested in volunteering to help families cope with serious mental illness?

If you are, please join the BC Schizophrenia Society. We have numerous opportunities for volunteers, from advocacy and support, to breaking the stigma and supporting special events. See the current list of opportunities below, by region.

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 by families and friends of people with schizophrenia. Since then, BCSS has grown into a province-wide family support system. We are dedicated to supporting each other, educating the public, raising funds for research and advocating for better services for people with schizophrenia and other serious and persistent mental illness.

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support, public policy, and research.

If you are interesting volunteering please contact us at:

Provincial Office

Fraser Region

At this current time the Fraser Region is not requiring any volunteers.

North Interior Region

The North Interior Region encompasses the Omineca Lakes District and Quesnel.

Interior Region

The Interior Region encompasses Kootenay Boundary, East Kootenay, Okanagan, Cariboo, and Thompson.

Northwest Region

The Northwest Region encompasses Bulkley Valley, Terrace, and Haida Gwaii.

Northeast Region

The Northeast Region encompasses Fort St. John and Dawson Creek.

Vancouver Region

The Vancouver Region encompasses Vancouver, Richmond, and the Sunshine Coast.

Vancouver Island Region

The Vancouver Island Region comprises of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us in our mission to support families and friends of people living with serious and persistent mental illness.  Whatever skill you have we can use.  Are you computer-savvy? Our educators would value your help as they give remote presentations and connect with people via social media.  Do you like to facilitate?  Opportunities are available to serve as a co-host.  We’re particularly interested in people who can introduce their cultural community to the work of BCSS so we can help overcome the stigma around mental illness.  You can be as involved as you wish!

Contact Danita Senf at to connect with your Regional Educator.

We look forward to working with you!

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