Are you interested in volunteering to help families cope with serious mental illness. If you are please  comeand  join the B.C. Schizophrenia Society. We have numberous opportunities for volunteer from advocacy, support, breaking the stigma and special events.

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 is

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

prov@bcss.org or 604 270-7841 1 888 888 0029

Provincial Office

Volunteer Opportunity

Content Writing Assistant

B.C. Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) produces monthly information bulletins on various topics related to mental health for families, professionals, educators and First Nations communities. BCSS is looking for a volunteer to assist with researching information, finding resources and writing information bulletins. The ideal candidate would be able to commit 5 to 10 hours per month to researching and writing either at the Provincial Office in Vancouver or remotely. This volunteer will work with and report to the Communications Specialist.

B.C. Schizophrenia Society is a member of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Substance Uses Services, a group of seven leading mental health and addictions non-profit agencies that provide good-quality information to help individuals and families maintain or improve their mental well-being. This project is in partnership with BC Partners for Mental Health and Substance Uses Services.

Volunteer Job Description:

  • Working with the Communications Specialist to write monthly information bulletins about mental health topics for families, professionals, educators and First Nations communities
  • Researching information related to specific mental health topics
  • Sourcing appropriate mental health resources available in B.C.
  • Evaluating sources to ensure that information provided in information bulletins is current, high-quality and evidence-based
  • Working with the Communications Specialist to identify new topics of interest to the target audiences

Required Skills:

  • Detailed oriented
  • Computer literate
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience with secondary research and referencing
  • Ability to summarize information from multiple sources
  • Familiarity with mental health resources for families, professionals, educators and First Nations communities is an asset
  • Knowledge of schizophrenia, other severe and persistent mental illnesses is an asset

Fraser Region

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

North Interior Region

The North Interior Region encompasses Omineca Lakes District and Quesnel

Interior Region

The Interior Region encompasses Kootney Boundry, East Kootney, Okangan , Cariboo and Thompson

Northwest Region

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

Northeast Region

The Northeast region ecompasses Fort St. John, and Dawson Creek.

Vancouver Region

The Vancouver Region encompasses Vancouver, Richmond and Sunshine Coast.

Vancouver Island Region

The Vancouver Island Region encompasses Cowichan and Alberni-Clayoquot

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