Science & Policy - Companion Animal Welfare - Outreach Storyteller

Our BC SPCA Community Animal Spay Neuter grant provides funds to rescues, veterinarians and municipalities across B.C. to address cat colonies and First Nations communities cat overpopulation in their area. We need you to help share their successes. Do you have a gift for asking the right questions to get to the core of a story? Are you passionate about people making a difference and want to share their victories? If you are outgoing, self-motivated, enthusiastic and creative, we are looking for you!

The Outreach Storyteller position requires a minimum commitment of a three month period. The hours associated with the work will be approximately 2-4 hours per story and includes such tasks as working with the outreach coordinator, interviewing grant recipients, and telling stories that highlight the successes of the program.

You will be making a difference for the animals by helping us achieve the BC SPCA’s goal of combating the cat overpopulation crisis enhancing the quality of life of animals in the province.

The successful applicant will be expected to learn about the BC SPCA’s position on animal welfare topics. Journalism experience is an asset.

To apply for this volunteer position, please send a letter of interest, along with your resume and 1-2 writing examples to spayneuter@spca.bc.ca. Some work can be done from home, a computer with internet access is required.

Required skill and knowledge

• Passionate about making a difference for animals

• Self-motivated, enthusiastic and creative

• Strong writing skills

• Great interpersonal skills

• BC Resident, 18+ years old

• Comfortable communicating in English


Duties & responsibilities

• Writing and editing stories about the BC SPCA Community Animal Spay Neuter grant recipients

• Interviewing grant program participants

• Check-ins with the Outreach Specialist

(no commitment for specific day or time or day required)