Administration - Resource Coordination Assistant

(Photo Credit: Paul Steeves)


Purpose of Position

The vision of Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia is to continually improve the welfare of urban wildlife. Our mission is to provide leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment.

We run a Wildlife Hospital located on a single site at the edge of Burnaby Lake. In 2017, we treated over 4,500 wild birds and small mammals. We also provide education and outreach services. Our Business Operations department plans, coordinates and oversees all our programs, including development, fundraising, communications and marketing, and volunteering.

We have 200 active volunteers, participating in a range of positions both on and off site. We are currently seeking a volunteer to organize our wildlife education materials and create an inventory of those materials.



We are looking for someone who has:

  • Minimum age of 16;
  • Minimum commitment of 100 hours;
  • Demonstrated fluency in speaking, reading and writing English;
  • Detail-oriented and can take down accurate inventory;
  • Great communication skills and enjoys connecting with the public;
  • Experience with resource coordination and customer service are assets; and
  • Can work independently.


Scope of Accountability

The Resource Coordination Assistant is accountable to the Resource Coordinator for organizing gift in kind donations, responding to donor’s gift in kind inquiries, performing inventory counts, stocking up on supplies and researching alternative suppliers.


Priorities and Expectations

The Resource Coordination Assistant is expected to ensure the highest standards of practice are achieved and maintained in accordance with the mission, vision and values of WRA, and to ensure adherence to all policies and legal requirements.




  • Taking inventory and organising gift in kind donations (GIK);
  • Responding to gift in kind (GIK) donors through phone or email;
  • Taking weekly and monthly inventory counts;
  • Participating in weekly stock-ups of commonly used supplies; and
  • Research potential suppliers and prepare cost comparisons for alternative supplies.


Time Commitment

Approximately 3-4 hours a week on a consistent weekly basis, with an overall minimum commitment of 100 hours. The overall minimum commitment can be supplemented through other volunteer roles.  


Recognition & Benefits

Upon successful completion of the minimum commitment and at the volunteer’s request, the Volunteer Coordinator will provide references and a certificate of completion. We will discuss your specific motivations and learning objectives and keep those in mind throughout your engagement. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Make a difference for wildlife;
  • Contribute to the development and efficient running of our organization;
  • Learn and develop skills in resource coordination and customer service;
  • Learn and build on your work experience; and
  • Meet and work with new people.



Please apply using the application form on this page and send your resume and a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) explaining your qualifications and interest in this role to