Volunteer at CIIPS

Vol­un­teer Oppor­tu­ni­ties

CIIPS is a new char­i­ta­ble think tank. We have lim­it­ed finan­cial resources and depend on vol­un­teers with an inter­est in advanc­ing infor­ma­tion rights research and edu­ca­tion to help us achieve our goals. If you have spe­cif­ic skills you’d like to con­tribute, or would like to apply your edu­ca­tion to build expe­ri­ence, take a look below at our list of vol­un­teer oppor­tu­ni­ties. Or fill in the attached form if you have skills or edu­ca­tion not cur­rent­ly list­ed.

We ask that all poten­tial vol­un­teers become mem­bers of CIIPS, and you can sign up as a mem­ber on the web­site.

Board Mem­bers: Fundrais­ing and Char­i­ty Admin­is­tra­tion

We’re build­ing our char­i­ty-relat­ed skills on our key resource: our board of direc­tors. Already, we have a dynam­ic and com­mit­ted team with non-prof­it lead­er­ship expe­ri­ence, a cer­ti­fied accoun­tant, a lawyer, and pro­fes­sion­al communicators—as well as experts in infor­ma­tion, pri­va­cy, media democ­ra­cy, and secu­ri­ty issues.

We want to con­tin­ue build­ing board resources with three major new skill areas: donor fundrais­ing, grant-writ­ing and foun­da­tion fund­ing, and char­i­ty admin­is­tra­tion and man­age­ment.

We meet in down­town Van­cou­ver 10 times year­ly after reg­u­lar work hours and keep meet­ings to 90 min­utes to min­i­mize the impact on fam­i­ly time. And the lead­er­ship occa­sion­al­ly seeks advice from indi­vid­ual board mem­bers with spe­cial­ized skills.

If you would like to con­tribute to the vital first years of Canada’s only char­i­ta­ble inde­pen­dent think tank deal­ing with both infor­ma­tion and pri­va­cy rights, please send us an email sum­ma­ry of your expe­ri­ence and your resume to communications@ciips.ca.

Video­g­ra­ph­er and/or Video Edi­tor

CIIPS is plan­ning a series of short videos for our web­site to be filmed by sum­mer 2015. We also have ideas for some longer doc­u­men­taries. We’re seek­ing a vol­un­teer video­g­ra­ph­er with their own equip­ment and a sense of sto­ry­telling. We’re also seek­ing a vol­un­teer video edi­tor with access to edit­ing soft­ware.

If you have the basic skills and wish to hone them, or have lots of expe­ri­ence and want to help our cause, please send us an email sum­ma­ry of your expe­ri­ence and/or edu­ca­tion, and your resume to communications@ciips.ca.


We’d like our man­age­ment team to con­cen­trate on over­see­ing research and edu­ca­tion­al projects, build­ing our com­mu­ni­ty, com­mu­ni­ca­tions, and fundrais­ing. We need a detail-ori­ent­ed expe­ri­enced office man­ag­er and anchor­ing admin­is­tra­tor, or a cur­rent or recent stu­dent who wants to hone their orga­niz­ing bril­liance. We’re talk­ing basic book­keep­ing, cre­at­ing and main­tain­ing a fil­ing sys­tem, and office com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

If you love to bring order to the world, whip­ping man­agers into shape, and being the rock that anchors an orga­ni­za­tion, please send us an email sum­ma­ry of your expe­ri­ence or edu­ca­tion, and your resume to ciips@ciips.ca.

Gen­er­al Vol­un­teer

If you want to vol­un­teer but the above post­ings are not a good fit for you, fill out this quick ques­tion­naire and send it to communications@ciips.ca. We’re always look­ing for peo­ple to round out the team. We want to hear about your skills and inter­ests. We’re also seek­ing out­reach vol­un­teers to help us extend our reach and build com­mu­ni­ty, includ­ing through social media and our events.