Disability Alliance BC (DABC) is a provincial not-for-profit, founded in 1977. DABC’s mandate is to support people with all disabilities, to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community. Each year DABC helps hundreds of people with all disabilities living on very low incomes to access the supports they need. These supports include disability benefits and pensions, wheelchairs, and special diet allowances. Many of the people we help are homeless or at risk of being homeless. All of our services are provided free-of-charge.
DABC has a vibrant social media presence. We use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to keep our clients and community partners updated on our programs and services, as well as news and stories of interest to the disability community. We are looking for a volunteer who can help us to redesign, update and maintain our social media platforms.
Much of this work will focus on our 5th annual fundraising gala, Swing into Spring. Swing Into Spring brings together organizations and individuals from BC’s disability community and helps to raise awareness about DABC’s work. It is DABC’s biggest fundraiser of the year. All of the proceeds from Swing Into Spring go towards supporting programs and services that assist people with disabilities who are living on low incomes. Here’s a link to info about our 2016 gala:http://www.disabilityalliancebc.org/swingspring.htm.
Tasks/duties will include:
- Redesigning/maintaining DABC’s Facebook; Twitter and LinkedIn platforms
- Researching to see if there are other social media platforms that would be useful to DABC
- Providing input on DABC’s website redesign
- Creating promotional content on Swing into Spring for DABC’s website and social media platforms
- Maintaining/updating the Swing into Spring page on DABC’s website and the fundraiser Eventbrite page
- Other event administrative work, as needed
The position will be 21 hours per week; half of these hours can be completed from home. Priority will be given to applicants with a disability. The exact start date is to be confirmed.
BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Participating youth must:
- be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the time of intake;
- have demonstrated skills achievement at the post-secondary level (this means that you must have more than secondary school achievement);
- intend to gain ICT skills and knowledge;
- meet the job requirements of the IHO, which should included stated ICT-related activities;
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada; and
- must not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.
INTERNSHIP DURATION: 420 hrs
Internship provided via the Vancouver Community Network Youth Internship program and funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), administered by Industry Canada.