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Hidden Harvest Ottawa Board Members

Organization: Hidden Harvest Ottawa, a project of the Tides Foundation

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Dec 21, 2018


As we plan for our 7th year of programming, we are preparing for growth and our advisory committee is looking for two (2) new members! We welcome people from diverse backgrounds who are able to commit to monthly meetings and who have a passion for leading Trainings and Volunteer Management or Accounting and Bookkeeping.

We are looking for folks with some combination of the following values & skills:

- A strong commitment to Hidden Harvest Ottawa values, mission, and goals;
- Ability to commit a minimum of 6 hours/month to Hidden Harvest Ottawa’s monthly Advisory Committee meetings (2 hours/month) and more as needed based on your interests and the needs of the organization (4+ hours);
- Experience in non-profit/charitable/social enterprise organizational management;
- Knowledge of Ottawa's urban harvest (local fruit and nuts) and of the city's local context are an asset;
- Experience or interest in volunteer management, including: planning/delivering training, assisting with volunteer scheduling and retention, communicating with and supporting our community of amazing volunteers; OR
- Experience in or knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping, including:management of bank reconciliations and general ledgers, preparing documentation for CRA tax returns and Advisory Committee review (such as income statements, balance sheets, etcs) in order to assist in budget/program planning.


Please submit your resume and a short written letter (300 words or less) on your experience, interests, and why you think you could be an excellent addition to our Advisory Committee. Please send all applications to info@hiddenharvestottawa.ca and be sure to write “Advisory Committee Member Interest - your name” in the subject line of your e-mail.

We can't wait to hear from you!


Hidden Harvest Advisory Committee



Volunteer Opportunity Address
Since our work largely takes place in the great outdoors, we don't have an official office!


Good for people interested in: Environment; Governance (Boards, Committees); Accounting and finance

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); Animals; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
This opportunity offers valuable experience in non-profit/charitable organization management, governance and board experience, and a chance to contribute to the organizational direction of an established and growing Ottawa-based organization that is dedicated to connecting people with local food and stewarding our urban forests.

How will the organization benefit?
Hidden Harvest Ottawa is preparing for growth and has some exciting opportunities ahead of us. We all benefit from the diverse skills, interests, and talents that our board members have. We will benefit tremendously from a strong group of dedicated board members who are passionate about the work we're doing to make good use of local fruit that would otherwise go to waste.

Organization category: Environment

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 2-3 weeks

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; Persons with a disability

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes