Volunteer Opportunity




BC Borstal Association



Closing Date

October 23rd, 2020

 The Organization

The British Columbia Borstal Association is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that has been investing in community safety from a trauma-informed lens since 1948. We understand that trauma has a significant impact and the opportunity for prevention, intervention, and aftercare are imperative to support both individual and community wellness.

Organization Mission & Purpose

British Columbia Borstal Association works to improve community safety and wellness by providing root cause treatment, intervention, and prevention of trauma.  The purpose is to reduce the impact of crime in our community through support of those individuals and variables that affect public safety.  We accomplish our purpose by providing both outpatient and residential programs that include access to safe residential care and support; a trauma-informed team; one-to-one counselling; education and training; trauma therapy; and referrals to specialized community resources.

Project Summary

The Association operates the Community Residential Facility (a halfway house) that accommodates 15 men.  BC Borstal has embarked on a large redevelopment of this facility.  The design is almost complete, and the Development Permit is expected in 3 months with renovations to begin in mid-2021. 

This project must find a temporary (2-year) housing facility in any of Vancouver, Richmond or North Vancouver,  manage community/municipal relations, manage required adaptations and renovations prior to transitioning residents and staff from current to new facility by May 2021.  

Project Objectives

  • Find a temporary (2-year) halfway house facility
  • Manage community & municipal relations
  • Manage contracting and lease/rental processes
  • Conduct smooth and orderly move for residents and staff

Required Qualifications

  • Five years project management experience
  • Expertise in planning out major initiatives
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Familiarity with renovation/construction/office move projects would be an asset
  • Experience with not-for-profit sector is desirable

Estimated Time Commitment

  • 4+ hours/week

Start Date:  November 2nd, 2020                                                                   End Date: May 31st, 2021

Scope of Work

The Volunteer Project Manager will work with the Executive Director of BC Boral Association as well as the Board of Directors and all identified stakeholders to produce an Operational Plan including schedule, budget, risk analysis, stakeholders, roles & responsibilities and then manage its execution to completion.    


  1. Project Charter
  2. Change Management Plan
  3. Stakeholder Analysis
  4. Detailed Search Plan for temporary facility
  5. Communication Plan
  6. Project Implementation Plan
  7. Status Reports for Board of Directors, development and presentation
  8. Ongoing Management of all project activities


The PM volunteer will have end-end accountability on project deliverables, reporting to Tricia Collingham, Executive Director, BC Borstal Association.


The Executive Director will provide a letter of recommendation to the PM volunteer at the successful conclusion of the project and serve as a reference.

How to Apply

Please apply with a cover letter indicating why you are interested in supporting the BC Borstal Association 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:

Tricia Collingham Executive Director, BC Borstal Association

Email:    executive@bcborstal.ca

Phone:  604 879 3224  ext 233

URL:       www.bcborstal.ca 


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

Peter Mulholland, PM-Volunteers Client Relationship Manager

Email:    peter.mulholland@pmv.org

The Association 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.