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

Provincial Office

Volunteer Opportunity

Social Media Assistant

B.C. Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) is looking for a volunteer to assist with maintaining its social media presence. The ideal candidate would be able to commit 5 to 10 hours every two weeks to provide social media support. This work can be done on-site at the Provincial Office in Vancouver or remotely. The volunteer will be working with a team and reporting to the Communications Manager.

B.C. 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 dedicated to supporting families, educating the public, raising funds for research and advocating for better services for people with schizophrenia and other serious and persistent mental illness.

Volunteer Job Description:

  • Reporting to the Communications Manager, the volunteer will be part of a larger social media team that will post about relevant events, research and news on BCSS social media platforms
  • This position will also be responsible for researching and sourcing potential content to share on social media (i.e. research on schizophrenia, medications, treatments, mental health resources available in B.C. or online, etc.)
  • The volunteer is also expected to craft social media posts according to social media posting guidelines

Required Skills:

  • Evaluating sources to ensure that information provided is current, high-quality and evidence-based
  • An understanding or knowledge about how to use social media to provide education and research
  • Detailed oriented
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Experience in working with a not-for-profit on their social media assets is an asset
  • Familiarity and/or interest in local mental health resources, current research and programs 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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