Current Opportunities

Enhance your capacity in the field that you are passionate about while helping PIRS to serve the need of vulnerable populations in Vancouver.

We have several positions available:

VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

PACIFIC IMMIGRANT RESOURCES SOCIETY (PIRS) is a non-profit agency that provides services for immigrant women and their preschool aged children. We are looking for a volunteer to work in the office one or two days a week to assist the office staff with a variety of administrative tasks.

DUTIES 

  • updating forms and other documents
  • completing summary reports of participant questionnaires and programs evaluations
  • filing program documents
  • organizing the materials in the PIRS resource library
  • coordinating the production and distribution of the PIRS quarterly newsletter
  • producing other promotional materials such as flyers, brochures and posters
  • updating the PIRS website
  • assisting with special events, e.g., Annual General Meeting, International Women`s Day
  • other duties as required

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • experience with office systems and equipment
  • computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • aptitude for technology including website maintenance using WordPress
  • strong organizational skills
  • ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • attitudes and values in keeping with the goals of PIRS
  • second language an asset

 

Contact Information:

Maliha Mayeed – Office Administrator

E-mail: info@pirs.bc.ca     Telephone: 604 298-5888 ext. 22

MEMBER AT LARGE  – BOARD DIRECTOR

Duties – Members-at-large, in partnership with other Board members, work to ensure the good governance and strategic advancement of the Society. Duties include: participating in monthly meetings of the Board of Directors; staying informed about all Board issues and issues related to the immigrant/refugee sector; actively participating in strategic planning and Board evaluation activities; acting as an ambassador for PIRS in the community.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

Relevant professional/practical skills and experience as deemed desirable by the Board Development Committee; past service as a Board Director/member of a non-profit organization desirable.

Time commitment: 2-year term with option to renew; 5 – 7 hours per month

Contact Information:

Mariam Bouchoutrouch – Executive Director

E-mail: ed@pirs.bc.ca     Telephone: 604 298-5888 ext. 27

8 thoughts on “Current Opportunities

  1. I am a retired lawyer. I am interested in volunteer positions. In particular, I would like to become involved in literacy programs, such as assisting with ESL and helping refugees and immigrants adapt to Canada.

    • Hello Marjorie, thank you for your interest. We would be happy to discuss in more detail the opportunities we have available at PIRS.
      Please contact our office for more information or to set an appointment at info@pirs.bc.ca or at 604-298-5888.

  2. Hello, I am a 17-year-old high school student and I am interested in helping other new immigrants because I used to be one of them. Honestly, I prefer to work as a office, children’s program or ESL teaching assistant. I am truly hoping that I can help those who are new to Canada, and get familiar with office system and some new skills.

  3. I am a certified Career Development Practitioner with over 20 years of combined experience in media advertising, sales and marketing as well as teaching. I am currently looking for a job or volunteering opportunity in this field and I am interested in volunteering in your organization. Currently I am also volunteering in our Strata Council acting the role as Vice President and I have a strong sense of social justice as well as universal empathy. I would love to discuss with you further for any volunteering opportunities. Thank you.

  4. Hi,

    I am interested to volunteer in this field, I am newly graduate in Immigration consulting diploma, I know the immigration trends and policies. I work in my country as a member of the Board of Director in a certain Cooperative we create plans and programs, policies and utilizing them for the benefit of the members.

  5. Hi,
    I am interesetd in helping some of our new Canadian refugees in the learning of English. I have a Tesol certificate and have assisted and volunteered with MOSAIC in North Vancouver. I would be interested in tutoring those who are currently taking english classes and need some one on one help. As well, I could assist in an existing class.

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