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Volunteer Position – Board of Directors Member (Ongoing)

Family Counselling Centre of Brant
Board of Directors – Member
Volunteer Position

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. We support the victims of abuse and those who have witnessed it. We empower individuals with developmental disabilities to live full and satisfying lives, and our agency provides guidance in financial management and debt reduction to those in need. With over 40 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.

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 and are provided with a catered dinner. Members are also asked to volunteer three to five hours per month on various committees. Members attend events and bi-annual board-retreats in order 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

Responsibilities:

  • Attend board orientation after election/appointment to the Board of Directors to ensure the functions of the Board are understood.
  • Maintain a minimum of 70% meeting attendance. Meetings are held from September –June on the 1st Thursday of the month at 5:30pm
  • Represent the agency in a professional and confidential manner while in the community.

To Apply:

If you would like to support our organization and the work we do in your community, please email a copy of your resume to:

Devon Atherton
Communications and Development Coordinator
Family Counselling Centre of Brant
datherton@fccb.ca

Willowbridge Community Services is 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.

 

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