Formerly the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support, Seniors First BC (SFBC) is a charitable, non-profit society that provides information, legal advocacy, and support to older adults across BC with affecting their well-being through 6 programs: the Seniors Abuse & Information Line (SAIL), Victim Services Program, Education & Outreach Program, Elder Law Clinic, Legal Advocacy Program, and the Advance Planning Clinic Program.
Volunteers are a key part of our team, helping to raise awareness about issues affecting older adults and resources to assist them, as well as supporting the delivery of our services. Some benefits of volunteering with us include:
Applicants must be at least 19 years of age and may be required to complete a criminal record check depending on the role. If you are seeking meaningful volunteer opportunities, please consider our available positions below.
We are seeking volunteers to join our Board of Directors!
Our current strategic priorities include advancing systemic change to improve the experiences of low-income older adults in BC as well as enhancing our stability and long term capacity. We seek to protect the legal rights of seniors and elders through accessible information, emotional and practical support, referrals, legal advice and representation.
We are seeking new Board members to provide:
To do this, we are seeking individuals with knowledge of seniors’ and elders’ issues in BC. We seek multi-lingual individuals with roots in a diversity of cultural communities, particularly BC’s First Nations, individuals living outside the Lower Mainland, and individuals who identify as LGBTQ2+.
Roles and Responsibilities:
To Apply: If you are interested please complete the form below or send an email to: email@example.com
We offer pro bono legal advice to eligible older adults (55+) residing in BC through our Elder Law Clinic on a wide range of legal matters, including:
Our clinics are held at several locations in the Lower Mainland. We are seeking volunteers to attend clinics in Vancouver and Burnaby, including potentially in hospitals, with our staff lawyers to witness wills or the taking of instructions for people with capacity issues. Volunteer witnesses can be any person older than 19 years old who is not a related party to the person making the will (e.g. not a beneficiary, or a child of a beneficiary). The witness does not need to review the will.
Start Date: September 2023
Location: Clinics in Burnaby and Vancouver
Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per month, depending on availability and clinic dates.
To apply, please complete the volunteer form below.