The Board meets at least eight times a year and generally takes the summer months off (as well as December and January, although this fluctuates based on need). Board Members are expected to participate in occasional activities such as fundraisers, board subcommittees (when required), and participation in email discussions (only when in-person or virtual discussion is not possible).
Meetings are held virtually, ensuring accessibility for all Board members located throughout a large region. Board meetings are often not more than one hour in length, given members are expected to have reviewed the Board report beforehand.
Duties & Responsibilities:
· To resolutely uphold the interests of CONTACT Community Services, avoiding conflicts of interest in personal or other business.
· To maintain the confidentiality of restricted Board information.
· To be open to serving as an active member on at least one board appointed committee (if possible).
· To attend Board and committee meetings on a regular and timely basis,with a full understanding of the agenda and accompanying package. All materials are circulated in advance to allow for ample time for member review. The ED encourages any member to reach out for clarification prior to the meeting to help support efficiency at the meetings.
· To conduct Board business in a professional manner.
· To be an active participant in all Board issues, providing a positive influence; open to change and creative problem solving.
· To interact with all other Board members with respect and dignity.
Skills and Abilities of Individual Board Members:
· Experience in the field or lived experience related to the organization’s mission and purpose.
· Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of board governance: policy, finance, programs, legal, personnel, and advocacy.
· Experience with strategic planning and organizational development.
· History and knowledge of one of the South Simcoe communities: Essa, Adjala-Tosorontio, Innisfil, New Tecumseth,Bradford West Gwillimbury.
· Experience with communications, branding and/or philanthropy.
Coaching various track and field events: i.e. sprint/hurdles; mid-distance, jumps
Roles and Responsibilities:
1. Ensure that UWSM community investment goals and priority areas are taken into consideration in all grant- making processes
2. Review application forms and documents’; prepare additional interview questions (if required) to ensure applications meet criteria including:
• Agency capacity to deliver the program
• Program alignment to agency’s mission
• Evidence and need for the program
• Adaptability and client centered
• Alignment to focus area and investment priorities
• Target population and clients serviced
• Impact of the program on clients
• Intended outcomes of the program
3. Conduct Interviews where warranted as part of the application review process with support from UWSM staff.
4. Complete review, assessments and scoring of applications.
5. As a council, form recommendations to the UWSM Community Investment & Engagement Steering Committee on which funding allocations will create a strong network of supports exhibiting diversity in geography, populations served and range of programs/interventions or services. All recommendations are then presented to the United Way Board of Directors for final approval.
6. To provide a safe and confidential environment for sharing information.
7. Ensure a fair, transparent, equitable funds allocation process.
8. Support United Way in our growth and development
9. Provide feedback and recommendations to UWSM on capacity building, advocacy and collaboration
10. Review Annual Reports from funded agencies to inform United Way of accomplishments and gather data on clients impacted by the program, ensure agency accountability and understand circumstances that may influence program impact, making recommendations for support if needed.
Volunteers will be involved in the planning, promoting and implementation or the New Horizons Seniors Program.
Exhibition / Event set up: There’s a lot to learn about hanging an exhibition and the curatorial practices in a professional gallery, which you could learn by assisting our director and the team as they carefully change exhibitions. These happen all year round so get in touch if you’d like to have valuable insight into what goes on behind-the-scenes! You can also help set-up displays for one of our varied fundraisers, which also involves teamwork and an attention to detail. You might also be asked to lift or carry items, depending on the event.
Reception and Greeting: An integral part of events at Quest is the welcoming face our visitors see when they first arrive. If you feel you are a friendly, welcoming person then you could assist us by greeting visitors, taking down their information or assisting with ticketing. This role requires someone well-presented and able to multi-task.
Office / Administrative Support: There’s a lot that goes on behind-the-scenes to organize exhibitions and fundraisers! We are always seeking volunteers to help in the offices at Quest. If you are adept at multi-tasking, are comfortable making phone calls and have an eye for detail then this may be the perfect role!
Workshop / Educational Support: There are many different workshops held at Quest Art School + Gallery, and off-site, to a wide variety of students. We offer classes to children, youth and adults of all skill levels. If you are curious, patient and eager to lend a hand, then you might be perfect assisting one of our instructors as they lead a workshop.
Off-Site Events: Quest Art, as a charitable organization, is often invited to a wide range of events in the Midland-Penetang’, and sometimes wider, region. These vary by season and year, so depending on where you can get to, you could assist at one of these events. Please let us know your preferences as this would be a real asset to us at Quest when seeking location specific volunteers!
As a Volunteer, you would attend monthly meetings, help out with special events, and may take on responsibilities for specific duties - ie. advertising, concession stand, etc.
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities.
We take information that will help solve any crime that has been, or is about to be, committed such as the whereabouts of wanted persons, stolen property, illegal narcotics and contraband tobacco; wildlife poaching, and animal neglect/cruelty. Information is forwarded with a guarantee of anonymity to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce is seeking community-minded individuals wishing to volunteer their time on our Board of Directors or to assist at our promotional or fundraising events as Casual Volunteers.
Please consider volunteering with Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce and become part of the solution to unsolved crime!
Integral part of creating awareness in the community of the services that we provide and who we provide them for. They will steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical and legal governance and finance management policies.
Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team, the Board Director will work toward the following, as a volunteer:
• Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer)
• Various professional backgrounds are welcome
• Make sure the organization has adequate resources to fulfill its mission
• Attend regular board meetings
• Make a commitment to actively participate in board and committee meetings (where applicable)
• Stay informed about organizational and committee matters
• Participate in fundraising for the organization
• Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization.
• You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values.
- Sharing time, interests and hobbies with people who have an developmental disability
- Committees/Board of Directors
- Offering transportation
- Participating in fundraising at Empower Simcoe Foundation Bingos
- Assisting with fundraising events like our annual Fashion Show and Golf Tournament
- Becoming a peer through our Youth Programs
- Helping young children and families at the EarlyON Child and Family Centre
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) acts as a resource for the Youth Services staff at the Library in areas such as book selection, volunteer support, activity planning and promotion.
- Grooming and tack up of the horse
- Leading of the horse for warm-up
- Control of the horse during class
- Un-tack horse and cleanup of equipment
- Support the rider as necessary to balance
- Assist rider to complete skills as needed
- Assist leader with tack and cleanup
- As the Outreach & Engagement Coordinator, you will work with ALS Canada staff and volunteers to:
- Promote the event
- Develop and steward partnerships
- Encourage community participation
- Support the virtual event’s overall execution on June 20th, 2021, in celebration of Global ALS Awareness Day.
United Way of Bruce Grey has over 100 volunteers each year that participate in a variety of volunteer positions. They play an important role in helping us achieve our vision and mission.
- Some of our volunteer positions include the following:
- Office Administration
- Board of Directors
- Special Event Assistants
Administrative: help with mailings, thank you letters, grant writing, etc.
Events: we run events year-round, which require volunteers to keep them running smoothly
Committees: we have several ongoing and adhoc committees that meet during the year
Chapter Leadership Council (CLC)
Great opportunities abound and we need your help to continue, and expand our work to provide amazing places for young people to grow and flourish. BGC North Simcoe is a registered non-profit agency with a mission to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.
Board members will attend meetings and take part in the business conducted by the Board of Directors for BGC North Simcoe.
The Gilbert Centre's volunteer program is on hold due to COVID-19 until further notice. Volunteers assist with:
- Special events (World AIDS Day, Fundraisers, Annual campaigns)
- Harm Reduction
- Board of Directors
ACTIVITIES - include: assisting with ticket/attendance sales; silent auction prizes; identifying sponsors and/or businesses that could provide gifts or prizes, delivering event kits to guests.
Occasional research into related issues.
The board of directors steers the direction of the Huronia Community Foundation and provides accountability to the community for the performance of the Foundation. The role of the board member is to:
- stay informed of the operations of the Foundation by attending monthly meetings (Fourth Tuesday monthly from 8 to 9:30 am)
- Commit the time and resources to serve on the board
- Actively participate in 2 or more board committees
- Represent the Foundation in the community
- Attend Foundation events, including the Annual General meeting in September
Board of Directors Description - Director
Board members are responsible for determining and implementing governance policies and procedures to achieve the mission and mandate of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Role and Responsibilities
Understand and demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and programs;
Be informed about agency policies and programs in order to support adherence to the National Standards as set out by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada;
Possess knowledge and skills in one or more areas of Board governance: policy, finance, programs, personnel, and advocacy;
Contribute skills and knowledge by participating actively in meetings and committee work;
Understand and maintain confidentiality;
Avoid any potential conflicts of interest;
Ensure the organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements;
Assist in fostering positive relationships among the Board, staff and community to support fulfillment of organizational mandate.
Serve as an ambassador for the organization;
Prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation required to actively participate in them;
Attend meetings regularly;
Be an active participant on at least one board committee;
Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect the organization;
Participate in the review of the Board’s structure, approve changes, and assist in bylaw amendments;
Participate in the recruitment of new board members and staff;
Support and participate in the evaluation of the board;
Get to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus;
Assist in the recruitment of new volunteers for all positions in the agency;
Participate in fundraising for the organization and any events related thereto;
Participate in orientation, educational and strategic planning sessions;
Understand and monitor the organization’s financial affairs including review and approval of annual budgets;
Cycle for Sight is looking for a variety of volunteers to help with different aspects of the 15th annual event held in June in Alliston (cyclists ride from Alliston to Stayner and back)
This role will focus on recruiting, retaining, and renewing participants.
1. Marketing and communications
iii. Phone calls
iv. Text messages
v. Social media i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Strava
2. Launch and / or VIP parties (in-person or virtual)
3. Team Captain VIP program
4. Spokespeople i.e. athletes and people affected by vision loss
This role will focus on making fundraising easier for participants and increasing funds raised by participants.
1. Participant fundraising portal
2. Marketing and communications:
ii. Phone calls
iii. Text messages
3. Top Fundraiser VIP program
4. Fundraising toolkit i.e. tips, email templates
5. Incentive prizes and awards
Event Day Logistics
This role will focus on event day logistics and ensuring that we provide participants with a premier event experience.
1. Venue selection
2. Route, rest stops, and rider chip tracking system
3. Jersey design
5. Start line experience
6. Finish line experience
7. Securing auction and gift bag items (if applicable)
- Volunteer members:
- Assist with planting at annual flower shows and flower gardens
- Maintenance of gardens in various locations
- Attending meetings
- Assist with fundraising duties to aid in beautification of the community
- Act as youth horticulture group leaders
- Assist with production of annual year book
- Help keep website up to date
Here are some of the many opportunites for you at the Port Hope Fair and we're ready to match you with your interests.
- Set up/tear down crew - carry and set up display tables, attach skirting, put up temporary barriers, place ticket booths at entrances, place cement barriers on track
- Gates/admission booth - sell tickets, apply wristbands
- Beer tent - sell tickets or serve drinks, stock coolers. Smart serve required to serve only
- Parking attendants - direct cars to available parking
- Assist with childrens events - pedal tractor pull, childrens pet show
- Committee members for Event/Entertainment, Promotion, Sponsorship, Recruitment, Site Planning
- Section Heads and helpers for display area (baking, canning, crafts, photography etc
- Associate Directors
- Maintain a heartfelt connection and engagement with Listening Post values and mission in the community
- Attend regularly scheduled meetings
- Create opportunities for sustainability and growth
- Nuture a relationship with volunteers, community partners, supporters and with the people we listen to
- Document and fairly report personal Steering Committee volunteer hours
- Continue efforts in the direction of financial stability, community outreach, engagement and resource development, donor relations, organization sustainability, succession planning and pertnership development, volunteer support and development and provide efforts in the direction of the Listening Post goal and vision