Together We Give Hope

Communications, Development & Public Policy Volunteers

The Communications and Development team at the Crisis Centre provides strategic and operational support in the areas of storytelling, brand recognition, print and digital engagement, fund development, donor relations,  grant writing, government relations and public policy — it’s a lot!

We are a small but mighty team with a lot of passion.

Team members include:

Jeffrey Preiss, Director of Development and Communications
Effie Pow, Development Coordinator
Neda Shadbakht, Strategic Partnerships Coordinator
Lina Moskaleva, Public Relations Coordinator

Volunteer Positions

Communications Assistant

Can you write? Can you tell a good story? Then we have a place for you on our communications team.

The Communications Assistant will take on a variety of communication and engagement-related roles and responsibilities with the ultimate goal of telling the Centre’s story and elevating its brand.

Some areas that our volunteers specialize in:

  • media relations
  • interviewing and writing compelling stories
  • market research
  • social media development
  • video development

Communications Assistant Job Description

Development Assistant

Are you keen on aligning values with financial assets? Do you believe in philanthropy for change?

As a Development Assistant, you will take on a variety of fundraising-related roles and responsibilities with the ultimate goal of securing ongoing and sustainable funding for the Centre by:

  • supporting outreach to current and potential funders
  • keeping our donor database updated
  • researching funding opportunities
  • helping in the development of annual campaigns

Development Assistant Job Description

Public Policy Assistant

Are you keen on changing how British Columbians access crisis and mental health support? Are you a changemaker who sees opportunities where others do not? Is chatting with friends about the latest government budget something you consider “fun”? Do you know where political parties and politicians stand on issues?

As a Public Policy Assistant, you will support the Crisis Centre’s public policy and government relations initiatives. The candidate will:

  • research, collect, analyze and report data in support of initiatives
  • draft briefs and policy
  • be highly organized and able to produce high-quality work within tight time constraints.

Public Policy Assistant Job Description

How to Apply

  • Applications are submitted online.
  • Please upload all documents as a PDF in the online application form.
  • Click here to complete the online application form.

All successful applicants will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Check. This is organized by the Centre.