Volunteer Board Member

Volunteer Board Member
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Vita Centre
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Board Member / Leadership
  • Fundraising / Giving
On-going (More than 1 year)
  • Ontario - Greater Toronto Area
2019-08-132019-11-10

VITA CENTRE - Volunteer Board Member

Do you want to make a difference and can commit?

Then we need you!

Vita Centre is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education and counseling to pregnant and parenting youth in Peel.  We are currently seeking Board and Committee volunteers from a finance and/or fundraising background to participate and share their knowledge and experience and help Vita Centre realize its potential for good. Previous Volunteer Board experience in the Non Profit Social Services sector is desirable but not required. 

Responsibilities:

General Functions of the Board

It is the Board which determines policy; selects the Director of Operations; initiates and/or approves of programs and services to be offered; is responsible for funds, both government and private, and exercises the power and authority vested in it by its incorporation documents and by-laws.

More specific responsibilites include:

  • Directing the organization according to its by-laws
  • Keeping abreast of community needs and trends so they may be reflected in the organizations’s policies and programs
  • Ensuring that the organziation meets the needs of clients
  • Planning for and pursuing sufficient funds to operate the organization effectively
  • Approving and controlling the agency’s operating budget and other financial and material resources
  • Assuring the maintenance of accurate financial records in proper accounting order, with financial controls and having audited financial reports available
  • Ensuring that the corporation is adequately insured for all possible and/or likely eventualities including Director and corporate liability insurance
  • Establishing sound human resource policies and procedures
  • Striving for an effective working relationship between the Board and staff
  • Playing an active role in promoting and marketing the agency and its services
  • Selecting and evaluating the Director of Operations

Time Commitment:

4 – 8 hrs per month; generally meetings are in the evening, held in Mississauga, ON.

Other Requirements:

  • Committed to the work, mission and strategic goals of the organization
  • Regularly attend board meetings and important meetings/special events
  • Participate actively in committee work
  • Lead by example
  • Advocate on behalf of the organization
  • Represent the organization, as requested

All qualified applicants are encouraged to email their cover letter and resume to t.pereira@vitacentre.org at their earliest convenience as resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

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