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Organization: Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region
Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)
Availability: Weekends; Evenings
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 3
Location: Ottawa - West
Deadline: Aug 7, 2020
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); 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); Homeless; Athletes
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.
How will the organization benefit?
The Distress Centre will benefit from welcoming a driven, results-oriented individual from the community to its Board of Directors, someone who is committed to bettering their community through active volunteerism and is willing to invest a portion of their time in a worthwhile cause.
The ideal candidate will bring knowledge and/or experience relating to mental health, or in a functional area such as Finance, Law, Fundraising, Change Management or in another relevant field, and is interested in governing and promoting the Distress Centre.
Prior experience on a Governance Board would also be useful.
Organization category: Social services
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days
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
Police record check required: YesApply