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Member of the Board of Directors

Organization: Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Flexible; Evenings

Language Preference: English plus another language

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Ottawa - East

Deadline: Apr 6, 2018


The GEFC is one of Ottawa's busiest community food banks, serving over 2,100 every month. We are looking for a board member with expertise in communications and marketing to support our fundraising efforts. We are looking for an individual who is familiar with the East Ottawa/Western Orleans community.


Erin O'Manique, Executive Director

613 749 4728


Volunteer Opportunity Address
2040 Arrowsmith Drive


Good for people interested in: Governance (Boards, Committees); Fundraising; Communications and Marketing

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
The core mission of the GEFC is to provide 4 days of emergency food, and also to support and encourage discussion on reform and social change to address food insecurity. We are working towards this through innovative projects and partnerships within the community. An individual who is committed to food security and social justice would find this work rewarding.

How will the organization benefit?
The GEFC must attract a large volume of high quality food donations and raise over $160,000 every year. This requires a consistent outreach and messaging strategy to keep donors informed and engaged. The organization will benefit from new approaches as it aspires to attract new donors.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Persons with a disability

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes