Volunteer opportunities: communications assistant/research assistant

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Do you believe that everyone should have a voice in decision-making? Do you think it’s fair that some people can’t access important community and health services because of their income? Do you want to help people living in poverty give voice to their stories and issues? Is it important to you to move from dialogue to action? If you answered yes, then this opportunity might just be for you.  

Richmond Poverty Response Committee (RPRC) is seeking two volunteers to assist on a project addressing barriers to participation in community and health services and decision-making in the city of Richmond over the next 10 months, approximately five hours a week. We are looking for a research assistant to assist in facilitation of focus groups, data collection and analysis and event coordination, as well as a communications assistant to help develop communication materials for social and traditional media, information packages for an action forum and assist in reporting results. 

As a volunteer for the RPRC you will gain valuable hands-on experience in a progressive non-profit that has been working to address the root causes of poverty in Metro Vancouver over the past twenty years. We will also provide training in circle facilitation, a technique used to move from dialogue to action on challenging issues. Dependant on grant funding, a honorarium may be offered. 

Interested candidates should apply by Nov. 15, 2016, 5 p.m. Send your cover letter and resume to project coordinator Colin Dring (ccdring@gmail.com) with the subject heading “RPRC Project Assistant Application — [your name].”

For more information, please see the linked postings, contact Colin at the above email address or call 778-859-1148.