Community Council - Community Council Member

Responsibilities Include:

  • Participating in the governance structure of the Society by electing members of the Board of Directors; considering amendments to the Society's Constitution and Bylaws; providing input into the annual branch budget and development of Society policy and direction; and promoting membership in the Society.
  • Supporting the branch manager with assistance in the areas of fundraising; humane education; advocacy; and volunteer development, and providing input into facility planning and the delivery of services at the branch.


  • Ability to operate professionally in non-profit environment
  • Previous governance experience an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized and dependable
  • Existing community relationships a plus!

Requirements for the Position:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Must be a member of the BC SPCA ($30)
  • Complete an online volunteer application
  • Complete an interview with the Community Council or with the branch manager in the absence of a Community Council
  • Attend a governance presentation within three months of accepting the position

Time Commitment:

  • Approximately 10-15 hours per month, including prep work for and attendance at Community Council meetings, regional meetings and branch events
  • Minimum one year term, two preferred

Benefits for You!

  • Make a difference in the lives of BC's most vulnerable animals
  • Provide input into the development of BC SPCA policy and direction
  • Boost the profile of the BC SPCA in your community
  • Increase your networking opportunities
  • Attend BC SPCA professional development opportunities

Qualifications Required

  • Age range Must be at least 16-18 years of age
  • Governance Presentation Must be Completed