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Volunteer Opportunities: Board of Directors & Committees

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Volunteer Opportunities: Board of Directors & Committees
Date Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Organization Name: United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin
Organization Contact: Colleen Murdoch
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: We are committed to having our Board and committees represent our community. We welcome
and encourage the broad range of experiences, skills and knowledge that applicants with
diverse abilities, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ethnicity bring. It is expected that Directors will champion anti-racism/anti-oppression, diversity, equity and inclusion and apply this lens to their work.
Type of Organization: Public Service
More Info Link:
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Adult (18 +)
Duties / Roles / Activities: The Board of Directors has a governance mandate and is responsible for ensuring the United
Way’s mission and strategic plan are achieved. Board members are responsible for:
• Providing strategic leadership to United Way, including but not limited to:
o establishing the long-term direction and vision,
o monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the strategic plan,
o overseeing the financial health of the organization, and
o providing business and personal insights to inform major organizational
• Acting as a positive and passionate ambassador for United Way both in the
board room and out in the community.
• Keeping informed about the organization, its issues, and its connection to the
community through active participation.• Supporting activities within the annual fundraising strategy, as appropriate, and
make an annual personal financial contribution at a level commensurate with
your financial means.
Although applications are welcome from all interested individuals we particularly welcome
applications from individuals with the following attributes:
• Lived experience as a member of the Black, Indigenous or other racialized communities
• Individuals who live and/or work in Dufferin or Wellington County
• Financial management / accounting expertise
• Board leadership experience
• Interested that are interested in taking on a leadership role in the future (Treasurer, VicePresident and President)
• Public & media relations
• Granting; Community investment and impact
Time Commitment
Board members hold a two-year term, renewable up to four times. During that term, board
members are expected to:
• Attend monthly board meetings. Meetings take place the fourth Thursday of the month at 6
pm. Currently board meetings are virtual but once it is safe to do so, meetings will be held in
person but the option to participate virtually.
• Participate on one United Way committee (Finance, Audit & Risk, Human Resources,
Governance and the Community Impact Committee). Between Board meetings, members
are asked to actively work on their committee projects to ensure activities are proceeding
according to schedules.
• Attend United Way special events and fundraisers and represent United Way at community
• Total time commitment of approximately 4-6 hours a month plus meeting preparation time.
Committee Positions
Board Committees support the Board of Directors with the governance and oversight of the
organization. These committees include the Finance, Audit and Risk, Human Resources and
Governance. To find out more about the responsibilities and time commitment of these
committees please see their Terms of Reference.
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
Does this opportunity relate to COVID-19: Yes
Commitment Length / Duration: Long Term (more than 1 year)
Training Required:
  • None
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expired Thursday, April 15, 2021
Areas of Interest:
Skills / Experience: How to Apply
If you are interested in applying to be become a Board or committee member, please fill out an application form and send a copy of your resume (if you have one) to by March 31. Your application will be reviewed by our Governance
Committee and we will be in touch with next steps
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