Polaris School Board Member
Volunteer Types: Board Leadership, Communications and Marketing, Fundraising, Governance (Boards, Committees), Legal/Advocacy
Organization types: Children, Youth and Family, Education
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: February 15, 2023
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Founded in 2018, we are a Waldorf inspired school and programming centre in Ottawa. Currently we offer daily classes from Kindergarten through grade 4, with additional programming for older children and adults. We have just moved to a wonderful new location next to the RCMP stables at the north end of St. Laurent Boulevard at 1805 Gaspe Avenue. We offer an accessible to all tuition model.

As a young school we are working to build on a strong foundation of outstanding teachers, strong programs, and a growing community of parents and children. We have a great opportunity to grow our enrollment and reach a wider community at our new location. Our challengers are to expand our fundraising activities and market ourselves as effectively as possible.

We are looking for new board members, especially external to the organization. Ideal candidates will have a passion for an alternative education model, and familiarity with the Waldorf approach would be an asset. We are hoping to find individuals with experience in running a business, fundraising, marketing, or who have legal expertise. Someone with a background in Waldorf education or anthroposophy would also be very much valued. We know however that a diversity of experiences will benefit our board, so if you are interested in learning more please don’t hesitate to reach out no matter what your background is.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Opportunity to help guide the school as it seeks to establish itself in the community.
How will the organization benefit?
Gain expertise and diversity on our board to help us be successful.
Volunteer location:
1805 Gaspe Ave


Simon McMillan
@Polaris School and Centre
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults
Number of Positions Available: 2
Good for people interested in: Board Leadership, Communications and Marketing, Fundraising, Governance (Boards, Committees), Legal/Advocacy
You will be helping with: Children (0-10 years), Youth (11-15 years)

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