Volunteer as a Project Manager

Charlford House Society for Women – Forever Home Purchase and Re-location

Organisation: Charlford House Society for Women

Location: Burnaby, BC

Closing Date: October 25, 2019

Organization Mission

To provide women with a safe, healthy and caring environment in which to experience recovery from drug and /or alcohol addiction. Charlford House has saved and transformed thousands of women’s lives in the past 49 years in our current rented location. For our 50th Anniversary, we intend to purchase a Forever Home so we can continue this important work for generations to come. In order to accomplish this, we need your help!

We are a small but mighty not-for-profit charitable society and are licensed by the Fraser Health Authority.

Project Summary

Develop a work /business plan to support relocation and building of capacity from 15 to a 24-bed women’s rehab facility in North Burnaby; secure bridge funding, capital funding and capacity building funding for project.

Project Objectives

  • Build project management team
  • Develop Workplan
  • Secure a property
  • Confirm project design
  • Create project budget
  • Secure funding

Required Qualifications

  • Project Management experience in business proposals
  • Project Management experience in construction /renovation projects
  • Knowledge of zoning and bylaws

Estimated Time Commitment

15 – 20 hrs. per month

Start Date: Nov. 1, 2019                                                                                                  End Date: Mar. 15, 2020

Scope of Work:

The Volunteer Project Manager will work with The Executive Director to help create the following as part of the relocation plan.

  • Develop a workplan for relocation to either existing property or proposed new build site
  • Help create a business plan including proposed budget and fund development for relocation
  • Mentor the executive director in project management practices for her part of the project


  1. Business Plan
  2. Budget
  3. Workplan


The PM Volunteer will have end-end accountability on project deliverables, reporting to Miranda Vecchio, Executive Director.


Miranda Vecchio, Executive Director will provide a letter of recommendation to the PM volunteer at the successful conclusion of the project, and serve as a reference if appropriate.

How to Apply

Please apply with a cover letter indicating why you are interested in supporting on this project and why you feel your skill set and experience would make you a good match for this project, along with a detailed resume to:

Miranda Vecchio, Executive Director, Charlford House Society of Women
Email: miranda@charlfordhouse.ca
Phone: 604-420-6601
URL: charlfordhouse.ca

Please copy of your application package to Project Management Volunteers c/o:

David Nimmo, PM-Volunteers Client Relationship Manager
Email: David.Nimmo@pmv.org

Organization may proceed with interviewing and engaging applicants before the application deadline.

NOTE: We may consider a team approach of a senior/junior project manager. We encourage junior project managers who are interested in acquiring experience to apply. Any such arrangement will be contingent on agreement by the client and the applicants.