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Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Linda Laurus
Executive Director
Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

P.O. Box 266
North Gower, ON
Canada K0A 2T0

TEL: 613-258-9480

E-mail: info@rideauwildlife.org

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Our mission is to rehabilitate injured, sick or orphaned wild mammals and reptiles and return them to the wild. We also raise awareness on peacefully coexisting with wildlife, and provide advice on humane, cost-effective solutions to human/wildlife conflicts.


Volunteer Opportunities

The Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (RVWS) is governed by a Board of Directors, which is currently looking for enthusiastic and experienced professionals to join as Directors and/or Officers. As a member of the Board, a Director acts in a position of trust and is responsible for contributing to the effective governance and administration of the organization.

RVWS has a working board. Time commitment is a minimum of 5 hours per month, depending on circumstances, leadership roles, and/or special events. Board member terms are for 3 years, and can be renewed for a maximum of three 3-year terms.

Some of the key expectations of Board members are:

- commitment to and advancement of the organization’s mission and strategic plan
- regular participation in board meetings, teleconferences and electronic conversations
- willingness to serve in officer positions and/or on committees
- commitment to participate actively in a leadership role in board and committee work
- participation in fundraising and special events

RVWS is currently looking for candidates with the following skills and backgrounds:

- fundraising
- marketing, communications or PR
- law
- accounting or finance
- human resources
- governance
- education
- veterinary-related sciences

Candidates with other applicable experience or strengths are also encouraged to apply.

Ideal candidates will have previous board experience in the not-for-profit sector, experience in sectors related to RVWS’ mission, and demonstrated commitment to leadership.

To apply, please see more details and an application form at https://www.rideauwildlife.org/about-us/board-member-applications/
Location: North Gower
Deadline: May 1, 2019