Board Member - Lawyer, Retired Lawyer or Articled Student

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Position description: 

The Dunbar Community Centre Association (“DCCA”) is searching for a qualified lawyer, recent retiree, or articled student who would be interested in acting as volunteer Board member for the DCCA, in an unofficial legal capacity. This would be a great resume builder for a new lawyer or those seeking an engaging role, featuring plenty of networking opportunities with civic officials, senior staff and diverse, professional members of society, from engineers to accountants and marketing/communication experts. 

The Dunbar Community Centre is operated jointly with the Vancouver Park Board and is a volunteer-managed, non-profit society and registered charity, whose vision is to represent and advocate for the recreational, social, and educational interests of our community.  The DCCA Board works with Vancouver Park Board staff to provide programs and education that focus on health, wellness, arts, culture, and recreation as well as entertainment and special events. 

The DCCA board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting in April.  Our goal is to have a board that is representative of the community and comprised of members who possess a variety of skills.  Current members have backgrounds in business, finance, law, marketing, safety and emergency preparedness, communications, engineering, and education.

The Board is committed to ensuring that the Dunbar Community Centre is a welcoming, safe environment for everyone that promotes community connection, engagement, and volunteerism. We are working constantly to ensure that the Dunbar Community Centre is a cornerstone in our great community today and for future generations. We would love to have you join us in this endeavour.

  • Attendance at monthly Board meetings
  • Help to develop and oversee governance policies and procedures
  • Involvement in other committees
  • Participation in community events
  • Assist with day to day management and governance of the Board
  • Provide legal advice, in an unofficial capacity

Current member in good standing called to the BC Bar, or an articling student.

A background in law, human resources or business management to assist with our Governance and HR Committee would be helpful.  

Volunteer skills: 
Role is suitable for: 
English as a second language (ESL)
How to apply:
Contact person: 
Laurel Giassa
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Sport & Recreation
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Position start/end date:
23 Apr 2020
Time Committment:
6 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend, Virtual
Work location:
Dunbar Community Centre Association
4747 Dunbar Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vancouver, BC V6S 2H2
Last Updated: March 30, 2020
Posting will Automatically Expire: December 17, 2020