Show your support for FSI’s values and beliefs. Become a member or a volunteer Resource Parent/Peer (RP) today!
Would you like to support other families faced with similar circumstances to you and your family? Are you looking to mentor others on their journey? Are you interested in finding ways to celebrate diversity with other families? Become a Resource Parent/Peer.
FSI MEMBERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER RESOURCE PARENT
As an FSI volunteer Resource Parent/Peer (RP), you have formally agreed to join a network where you will be called upon to offer 1-1 support to families across the province.
FSI membership demonstrates support of FSI’s work.
Members are invited to an AGM and, if eligible, enjoy voting rights.
The people who are eligible to vote at the FSI AGM are family members to persons with a disability.
Correct. Becoming an RP is separate from becoming an FSI member. However, we do encourage all RPs to become members and have their voices heard!
No, there is no requirement to be a member in order to volunteer. These two things are not related.
For families and individuals:
1 year = $25; 2 year $45; 3 year $60; 4 year $75; 5 year $90
For non-profits and government agencies:
1 year = $60; 2 year $110; 3 year $150; 4 year $180; 5 year $200
For corporations and businesses:
1 year = $100; 2 year $190; 3 year $270; 4 year $340; 5 year $400
When you donate to FSI you are helping us to support families all over BC.
Your donation goes towards strengthening our volunteer network with training, networking opportunities and assisting our peer mentors to be equipped to take complex calls.
Your funds can be directed towards advocacy, family support, peer networking, workshop development and mentorship. Your contribution can also help to ensure that our database is current, and that our computers have up to date software to we can keep all our records safe, secure and confidential.
FSI makes every effort for our work to be sustainable over time so your financial contribution will be long lasting and go towards many families who are in need of supports.
Every donation counts and your help is very much appreciated! When you donate we can offer you a tax receipt right into your inbox!
Thank you for considering a donation to FSI today.
CanadaHelps will send you a tax receipt as soon as your donation is processed. Your donation goes straight to FSI.
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Have you ever wondered about the future and what it might bring to families with family members with a disability? You can make a difference by designating the Family Support Institute of BC Society as your charity of choice when considering leaving a gift through your will or any other gift planning instrument (like the Leave a Legacy program). Through our volunteer network FSI has supported tens of thousands of families over the past 30+ years – building a better quality of life for families in communities throughout BC.
Thank you for your interest! There are no employment opportunities at this time.
Title: Provincial Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Classification: 21 hours/week, Permanent part-time
Wage: $27.50 per hour
The Family Support Institute of British Columbia relies on a network of over 250 volunteers across the province who support people with a disability and their families. Our capacity to support families is a reflection of the strength of this network, which requires consistent attention, development and nurturing. The Provincial Volunteer Engagement Coordinator is therefore an important and rewarding role that requires strong organizational and relationship skills.
The Coordinator will engage by phone, email, Zoom or in person (when feasible) with all FSI volunteers in the network. Working alongside the FSI Staff Team, they will help ensure that volunteers have the support and training they need to answer support calls and represent FSI in their communities.
The Coordinator will be working from a home/remote office within British Columbia, be eligible for an extended health and dental benefits program, and will enjoy a high degree of flexibility.
Job duties and Accountabilities
Education, Training and Experience
We welcome applications from a “people person;” warm and diplomatic with polished and professional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; high maturity level and good judgement.
This position has the flexibility to work from our offices in New Westminster, BC, from a home office, or both/hybrid.
The duties of this position are generally expected to be performed Monday – Friday, to facilitate collaboration with other staff.
Applicant must provide a standard criminal record. Preference may be given to candidates who self-identify as a parent, guardian or family member of an individual with a disability, or who self-identify as a disabled person, with the required combination of education and experience
The Family Support Institute of British Columbia is strongly committed to equity, diversity, anti-racism, and to being a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply and join us in our mission to create a more inclusive and empowering future for all families.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received so we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible.
PLEASE NOTE that some sponsors and funders targeted their support towards a specific project or work.
This funding will go to Mental Health Support for women and youth facing mental health challenges. This will mirror our other supports and complement all FSI services.
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