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Looking for a rewarding career in the non-profit sector? SOS is an award-winning organization that has been making life better for residents in the Parksville Qualicum Beach region since 1968. 

What you'll love about SOS: 

  •  Great company culture.  We value each member of our team and what they bring to our organization. Our staff are passionate about their work and together we strive to maintain a positive, supportive and respectful work environment.  
  • Work-life balance. We know that people need their personal time in order to be efficient at work. Our staff leave at the end of the workday, and they leave their work at work.
  • Rest and relaxation. At SOS we are serious about self-care and know that happy, healthy staff make great employees. Full time employees start at 2-week vacation, and that goes up to 3 weeks after 2 years. Plus they get to take off their birthdays, Boxing Day and two extra SOS days around Christmas and Easter.
  • Competitive salary and health benefits. SOS provides extended health and dental plans for permanent employees as well life insurance plans and the option to participate in an RRSP program.

Have a look at some of our available opportunities below:

Articles in Category: Postings


     (Temporary full-time, with the possibility of becoming permanent)

SOS is a non-profit social service organization that offers support services to residents within School District 69.  We are currently looking for an energetic and efficient professional to coordinate our Membership and Volunteer program on a temporary full-time basis, with the possibility of becoming permanent.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that the Society's Membership and Volunteer program is administered in a professional and efficient manner with attention to confidentiality, safety for clients and volunteers, appropriate and quality training of volunteers.
  • Promotes volunteer opportunities and volunteerism through public presentations.
  • Develops and implements a Volunteer Recruitment Plan.
  • Maintains the Membership and Volunteer program through recruiting, interviewing, selecting, scheduling, and supervising volunteers.

Qualifications & Skills: 

  • At least two years’ previous experience in a similar environment, as well as previous supervisory and interviewing experience is preferred.
  • Relevant experience and education in volunteer management; courses in business management are an asset.
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience in office procedures, and computer (MS Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Publisher), are required.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, including excellent presentation and community relations skills.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence.

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week (temporary, full-time)

Start Date: ASAP

Rate of Pay: Dependent on qualifications/experience

Deadline: January 22, 2021

Submit resume and references to:
Manager of Administration,
Society of Organized Services (SOS),
PO Box 898,
245 West Hirst Avenue,
Parksville  BC  V9P 2G9.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note:  Police Information Check required. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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    ~ a safely transported client

  • Not since the banquets of Nero... has such a meal been served on golden plates!

    ~ a delighted diner

  • The program was most helpful, empowering, and valuable.

    ~ a self-help participant

  • I have become more dignified and stable.

    ~ a community member enriched

  • This is the best day of my whole life.

    ~ a child's first picnic

  • Besides the hardship assistance, subsidized children's programming and vouchers... you have given us the greatest gift... respect, compassion, and dignity.

    ~ a family helped