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Community Director for Board of Directors

Organization: Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Evenings

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 3

Location: Ottawa - West

Deadline: Mar 26, 2018


Become a Member of the DISTRESS CENTRE Board of Directors

The Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region has served the community for 49 years providing 24/7 crisis services to those who need to be heard. The Distress Centre is a well-recognized agency within the social services circle. With nearly 200 volunteers as front-line workers, the Distress Centre is there for those who phone us for help, whether they are in a crisis or require answers to a simple question. Last year, we answered over 54,000 calls from those in need.

Rewarding Work

The Distress Centre seeks driven, results-oriented individuals from the community to join its Board of Directors — people like yourself, who are committed to bettering their community through active volunteerism and are willing to invest a portion of their time in a worthwhile cause.

The ideal candidate has knowledge and/or experience relating to mental health, or in a functional area such as Human Resources Management, Finance, Communications, General Management, or in another relevant field, and is interested in governing and promoting the Distress Centre. Experience in community outreach or networking, fundraising or communications would be an asset. Prior experience on a Governance Board would also be useful.

Join the DISTRESS CENTRE’s Board of Directors!

For more information and to apply, visit www.dcottawa.on.ca,
call 613-238-1089 (ext. 224), or e-mail claframboise@dcottawa.on.ca.


Charles Laframboise


Ext: 224


Volunteer Opportunity Address
P.O. Box 3457, Station C, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4J6


Good for people interested in: Governance (Boards, Committees)

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
In return for being on the leadership team and helping to steer and direct the Distress Centre through its mission at Board and committee meetings, you will get the chance to network with others, be exposed to new ideas and feel empowered knowing that you are making a contribution to your community.

Get the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to the welfare of your community by becoming a Board member of the Distress Centre. You will learn new skills and gain valuable new experiences.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

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

This position would be great for - Seniors; Youth 16-24

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes

Police record check required: Yes