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Directors for Volunteeer Board of Directors

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Directors for Volunteeer Board of Directors
Date Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Organization Name: Facilitation Wellington Dufferin
Organization Contact: Joanna Goode
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: FWD is a community-based, non-profit charitable organization incorporated in 2014, and is run by an all-volunteer board of directors. We strive for a board that includes people with disabilities or members of their families, to make sure that the services we offer line up with what people really need. FWD is currently funded by the Ontario Government to provide independent facilitation support to over 90 individuals and families in our regions, and serves several others on a cost recover basis. We are currently seeking people who share our vision and values to contribute to FWD during this exiting time of development and action.
Type of Organization: Adult Service
More Info Link:
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Adult (18 +)
Duties / Roles / Activities: The Board meets approximately ten times per year between September and June. The meetings last between 90 minutes and two hours. Normally there are a few documents to read in advance of the meeting to prepare. The scheduling of these meetings is dependent on the availability of its members. There are usually also a couple of e-mail consultations among board members each month.

Board members also regularly take on extra tasks. Some recent examples: reading job applications and helping choose a short list; interviewing job candidates; or serving on one of the Board’s standing committees: Public Outreach, Grant Applications, Fundraising, or Management Oversight. These extra tasks can amount to from two to ten hours, a couple of times a year.

Board meetings currently take place in Guelph. Committee meetings often take place via teleconference.
Sample Tasks:
Dates & Times:
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): No
Commitment Length / Duration: Long Term (more than 1 year)
Training Required:
  • None
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expires: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Areas of Interest:
  • Support for persons with disabilities
  • Boards / Committees / Task Forces
  • Event Planning / Fundraising and special events
  • Marketing / Communications / Public Relations
Skills / Experience: An effective board contains people with varied abilities and experiences. FWD is looking for potential board members who bring any of the following skills or characteristics:

•An understanding of the perspectives of disabled persons and / or their families
•Experience in any of the following fields would be an asset: accounting, law, fundraising, community relations, event organizing, grant writing
•Connections in the Wellington or Dufferin Communities
•Interest or experience in community development or social justice
•Desire to have a positive impact on the health and happiness of your community and its members
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