Board Members
Volunteer Types: Administration/Office, Board Leadership, Communications and Marketing, Environment, Fundraising, Governance (Boards, Committees), Writing
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Environmental/Animals
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: November 13, 2023
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Foodsharing Ottawa is seeking 2 committed individuals to join our Board of Directors including 1 individual who will serve as board secretary within 3 months of joining the board.
We are especially interested in adding these skill sets to our team: Legal, Grant Writing, Public Relations & Education, Strategic planning.
You work well in a team setting and have excellent communication and listening skills. Previous experience with charities and/or non-profit in similar positions is helpful, but not required. Diversity of backgrounds and experience is valued.

If you are interested, please submit your CV and a cover letter stating 1. Why you are applying for this position 2. What you feel that you can contribute. 3. Feel free to add some thoughts on where you would like to see Foodsharing Ottawa in 5 years.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
This is an opportunity to help lead a major effort towards food waste reduction, responsible food consumption and production and climate action. Connect with committed, like minded individuals.
How will the organization benefit?
We need your charisma, fresh ideas, skills, dedication and motivation. As a board member you will help manage a not-for-profit with 90+ volunteers, local charities, and 20+ businesses who have stepped up to make a difference by sharing their surplus food. The more we are, the greater difference we can make. As a Board Member we require a minimum attendance of 9/11 meetings a year (currently over Zoom). Board Members should be prepared to contribute a minimum of 8-10 hours per month doing preparation, research, minute actions, and providing support to the organization including supporting team leads in executing projects. We are looking for members to provide leadership and support to help volunteers in creating and running projects that impact our community and are aligned to our Mission & Values.
Volunteer location:
Mostly, we work from home and through Zoom meetings. There are occasional events and foodrescue missions throughout Ottawa to get to know other volunteers, the Foodsharing community, and to see our Mission in action.


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This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: -2
Good for people interested in: Administration/Office, Board Leadership, Communications and Marketing, Environment, Fundraising, Governance (Boards, Committees), Writing
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Homeless, Men, Persons new to Canada, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women

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