Centre 507 Board of Directors
Volunteer Types: Board Leadership
Organization types: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Community and Social Services, Disabilities, LGBTQIA2+, Poverty/Social Justice, Professional Associations, Public/Society Benefit, Senior Citizens, Volunteer Centres/Bureaux
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: February 13, 2024
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Director (2 positions to fill)
Centre 507 Board of Directors (volunteer)

Centre 507 is a busy adult drop-in centre in the Centretown area of Ottawa, collaborating with partners to provide healthy meals, a welcoming community and access to resources. Our Centre is a non-profit, community-based organization.

Our values
• Participant-centric • Inclusive • Collaborative • Agile • Accountable

Our Board of Directors
The role of our policy board is to provide leadership and support to the Centre’s Executive Director and staff. Board members lead committees such as Fundraising, Human Resources, Communications, Nominations as well as other ad hoc committees. We provide orientation to all new board members.

Director – Fundraising Committee
Each Director is an important part of the Board of the Corporation, striving to fulfill the Mission by participating in strategic planning, committee work and support of other board members and the staff of the Corporation.

About this Role • Support the mission and values of Centre 507 as a board member.
• Commit to actively participate on Fundraising committee.
• Collaborate closely with other Fundraising and Communications committee members in the planning and execution of fundraising initiatives and other donor-facing communications.
• Support stewardship and networking activities as much as possible and as is appropriate.
• Maintain a positive attitude and collegial working relationship with other Directors.
Benefits to you • Contribute to a small, grass roots organization
• Join a passionate and vital board
• Collaborate with forward thinking people
• Develop leadership skills
Time Commitment • Attend quarterly committee meetings + monthly board meetings (5-7 hours/month total)
• Plan, lead or implement specific projects (avg. 2-8 hours/project)
Length of Term 3 years
Qualifications • Champion of equity, diversity and inclusion principles
• Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Passion for serving our community and interest in social justice.
• Previous non-profit or board experience is an asset.
Location Ottawa. Mainly meeting remotely.
Date Ideally to start April 2024

How to apply
If you are interested in volunteering on Centre 507’s Board of Directors, please send a résumé and/or cover letter to [email protected] by February 13, 2024 or until the position is filled.
If you don’t see yourself fully reflected in every qualification listed above, we still encourage you to reach out. Centre 507 welcomes diversity of perspectives and inclusion from all members of society regardless of race, colour, ethnic origin, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
• Contribute to a small, grass roots organization • Join a passionate and vital board • Collaborate with forward thinking people • Develop leadership skills


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This position would be great for: Adults
Number of Positions Available: 1
Good for people interested in: Board Leadership
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Homeless, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women

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