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Organization: Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Flexible; Evenings

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 6

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Dec 13, 2019


Board Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month beginning at 5:30 pm. There are no Board Meetings in July and August. Amethyst is a modified collective and a 'working board'. The governance model is such that Board and Staff members work together on various committees. Those interested in submitting their applications should provide a covering letter noting why they are interested in volunteering on Amethyst's Board of Directors, along with their CV/Resume.
In 2019 Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre celebrated its 40th anniversary. Amethyst provides services for women in the Ottawa region who are recovering from substance use and/or problem gambling. More information on the organization is available at: www.amethyst-ottawa.org


Nominations Committee, Lois Ross


Ext: 228


Volunteer Opportunity Address
488 Wilbrod St., Ottawa, ON K1N 6M8


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

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Seniors; Women; Homeless

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteers can gain experience and assist the organization by working on committees that they have an interest in. Examples of some committees are: Strategic Planning Committee, Finance Committee, Francophone Advisory Committee, Personnel Committee, Fundraising Committee. Board Member terms are for 2 years, and can be renewed for a maximum of three 2-year terms.

How will the organization benefit?
As a small non-profit organization, Amethyst depends on having the work and support provided by its volunteer Board of Directors. The Board members are actively involved in Amethyst, and contribute greatly through the committees noted above.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

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

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

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes

Police record check required: Yes