Volunteer Position – Board of Directors Member
Classification: Volunteer Position – unpaid
Term Length: 3 years
Prerequisite: Resides in Ontario – must be able to attend in-person meetings every other month
Willowbridge Community Services Inc. (formerly Family Counselling Centre of Brant Inc.), in partnership with the community, provides life-changing support through counselling, developmental services, education and advocacy. With over 50 full-time staff, we serve the communities of Brant, Hamilton, Niagara, and Haldimand-Norfolk.
Who we are looking for:
Engaged and compassionate Volunteer Directors seeking to play a leadership role in the oversight of counselling, developmental, and community services. As a member of our Board of Directors, you will be responsible for the agency’s long-term planning, strategic leadership, and governance in accordance with Willowbridge’s mission, vision, and values.
We currently have a need for volunteers with experience in:
– Capital campaigns
While we are seeking volunteers with the above experience, we encourage anyone interested to apply. Members must be open-minded, committed to community care, and be accepting of all within our diverse communities. Please note this position is not specific to age, race, gender, experience, or education.
Our Board of Directors consists of up to 12 volunteer Directors who each serve a minimum 3-year term. The Board meets for two hours on the first Thursday of every month (virtually and in-person). Members are also asked to volunteer three to six hours per month on various committees. Members attend events and bi-annual board-retreats to review and set the agencies strategic plan, priorities, and long-term objectives. New board members are nominated at the Willowbridge Community Services Annual General Meeting each September.
What you will gain:
– Ongoing governance training and professional development opportunities.
– A voice at the table in the oversight of counselling, developmental, and community services.
– Greater awareness to the current issues facing your community.
– Professional networking and connections to the key mental-health stakeholders in the region.
– Attend board orientation after election/appointment to the Board of Directors to ensure the functions of the Board are understood.
– Maintain commitment to staying up to date with agency and board informational packages, and other duties as needed
– Must be responsive to all communication, whether in person or online, and reply in a timely fashion
– Maintain a minimum of 70% meeting attendance. Meetings are held from September –June on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:00pm
– Represent the agency in a professional and confidential manner while in the community.
If you would like to support our organization and the work we do in your community, please email a copy of your resume to:
Creative Coordinator and Executive Assistant
Willowbridge Community Services
Willowbridge aims to provide a diversity-friendly work environment and particularly encourages people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual/gender identities, cultural backgrounds, abilities, and beliefs to apply.
We are also committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities, by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.