Our capacity to increase access to justice for low-income British Columbians relies on the charitable efforts of more than a thousand volunteers each year. Behind the scenes of hundreds of volunteer lawyers serving clients in clinics, hearing rooms and courthouses throughout BC, hundreds of administrative volunteers work diligently to ensure that our clients receive the timely legal services they need. Our profiled volunteer for December 2016 is Felix Liang.
Here’s what Felix had to say about hia volunteer experience at APB:
I am currently a third-year Criminology student at Simon Fraser University. I started volunteering with APB in June 2016 as an Events Marketing Assistant for the Pro Bono Going Public 2016 Advice-a-thon. I feel very grateful to be a part of this wonderful organization. During the past few months, I supported APB’s Operations Coordinator with a wide variety of tasks, such as researching and compiling lists, drafting letters, and sending emails to different law firms. I also helped Pro Bono Going Public 2016 Vancouver location.
I continue to volunteer with APB and assist with post-event activities as well as maintaining APB’s database. Being able to assist people and work with great team members continues to motivate me to keep volunteering with APB. I want to give special thanks to APB staff members, especially Paula LaBrie, Jimmy Yan, Marie-Noel Campbell and Vivian Song who have helped me during my time at APB. The experience that I have gained is extremely invaluable.