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.
The Public Education & Outreach Program hosts unique provincial learning events that raise awareness about prominent issues affecting older adults in BC and empowers participants with information about their options, rights, and assistive resources. Older adults across the province can attend our learning events for free both in person and virtually, which are held in partnership with and by request from other service providing agencies.
Due to high demand for our learning events, we are seeking volunteer legal professionals who can assist with the delivery of legal presentations, which include Financial Abuse, Advance Planning, Government Benefits, Fraud and Scams, and Residential Tenancy, as well help with developing public legal education materials.
Start Date: February 2023
Location: Volunteers can present virtually or in-person. Most requests for sessions in person come from the Lower Mainland.
Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per month, depending on number of presentation requests.
To apply, please complete the form below.
In February 2024, our Advance Planning Clinic Program is launching a clinic in Williams Lake in partnership with the Cariboo Friendship Society. At these clinics, our staff lawyers will assist eligible low-income older adults (55+) with drafting and executing Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Representation Agreements.
We are seeking Community Outreach Volunteers in Williams Lake to join our team of volunteers to help connect with older adults and other service providers who can benefit from our services. Working with our Public Education & Outreach Team, the volunteers will assist with:
While we welcome all applicants, we encourage older adults and retirees to apply!
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Williams Lake
Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per month.
To apply, please complete the volunteer form below.