Volunteer Position: Committee Member

The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre is a feminist organization committed to ending sexualized violence through healing, education, and prevention. We are dedicated to supporting women and all Trans survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse, through advocacy, counselling, and empowerment.

The role

We are seeking new members to serve on VSAC Board committees who are committed to supporting the work of the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre (VSAC). To reflect the diversity of the community we serve, we strive for VSAC’s Board to include the voices of historically and persistently underrepresented and marginalized communities. We especially encourage applications from Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, persons with disabilities, LGBQ+ persons, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender-Diverse persons and all others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We also honour, and are guided by, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Calls to Justice, the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, and the British Columbia Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ Act. 

What to expect as a committee member

  • Serving as a committee member on a VSAC Board committee for one year, with a time commitment of 1-2 hours/week
  • Preparing for and attending monthly committee meetings, corresponding with the committee(s) via email and other forms of communication, and actively engaging and participating in ongoing committee activities
  • Gaining valuable experience working on one or more of our committees:
    • Finance Committee
    • Resource Development Committee
    • People & Culture Committee
    • Board Recruitment Committee
    • GIFT Committee
  • Building strong relationships with other committee members and board members, including mentoring new committee members
  • Promoting and supporting VSAC’s organizational objectives

What you bring

  • An understanding of the work of the Centre including VSAC’s Mission (Values, Beliefs and Goals)
  • Knowledge of the root causes of sexualized violence
  • Ability to work within anti-oppressive, decolonizing and EDI frameworks
  • Demonstrated understanding of building community through networking
  • Good communication skills, including ability to give and receive feedback
  • Strong problem-solving, decision-making, critical thinking, and diplomacy skills

We strongly encourage all folks committed to supporting the work of the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre to apply. Our ideal candidates have experience in any of the following areas: justice/legal, finance or accounting, human resources, property management or real estate, fundraising/events planning, organizational development and governance, direct experience of delivering or receiving services. 

To apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter indicating how your experiences, commitments, and skills could contribute to the VSAC Board to .

Applications close on May 1, 2024. If you have any questions, you can reach out to   

Please let us know if or how we can make the application process more accessible to you.

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