As a volunteer-led organization, we rely on our dedicated team of volunteers to keep our operations running smoothly.
What can you expect when volunteering with BLMS?
- Providing support throughout your volunteer experience.
- Providing and maintaining an inclusive environment committed to accessibility, anti-racism, and anti-colonial values.
- Explaining the standards we expect and to encourage and support you to achieve and maintain them.
- Providing training required to undertake the role.
- Reimbursing agreed out-of-pocket expenses.
- Providing adequate training and ensuring you know what to do to stay safe, including Ontario Health and Safety training and AODA training.
Ensuring that all volunteers are treated fairly.
- Follow up on any feedback or questions you may have regarding your involvement as a volunteer
More information on opportunities below.
General Committee Member
This role is designated for a person who wishes to assist with on-going initiatives and actions.
This role is designated for a person who self-identifies as an Aboriginal person in Canada such as First Nation, Métis or Inuit, etc.
This role is designated for a person who self-identifies as Francophone.
This role is designated for a person who wishes to assist with facilitating safe and enjoyable events. This is a great opportunity for non-BIPOC allies to use their privilege.
This role is designated for a person who self-identifies as Black. It is a key position within our Black-led Executive Board.
Interested in one of the positions?
Black Lives Matter Sudbury has made many community connections with organizations in our city. We value the work of agencies who have been actively engaged in the process of dismantling systemic racism, and working towards abolishing anti-black and anti-Indigenous racism. As such, we have prioritized meetings with community agencies doing this work.
We have partnerships and connections with many agencies, BIPOC-led agencies and others including:
LUACSA (Laurentian University African Caribbean Students Association)
AHA (Afro Heritage Association)
Black Lives Matter Sault Ste. Marie
Black Lives Matter Toronto
Black Lives Matter Canada
Equity and Inclusion North Bay- Working Group
Myths and Mirrors
SWANS (Sex Workers Advocacy Network of Sudbury)
Centre de Santé Communautaire
SWEAC (Sudbury Workers Education and Action Centre)
Fierté Sudbury Pride
BLMS is very keen on amplifying the messages from our partners, and recognizes the importance of intersectional work, which makes space for initiatives supporting those experiencing various forms of oppression in our community. If you are doing such work, we want to hear from you!
BLMS is open to meeting with any agency, organization or individual to grow our partnerships and continue to amplify and support the work of others in our city. We know that our work is only bolstered by the support of others, and we also know we stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us.
We see growth opportunities in aligning with various Indigenous-led organizations, as well as organizations supporting people with mental health and addictions challenges.