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Community Director for Board of Directors

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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

Description

YES, YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU!
Become a Member of the DISTRESS CENTRE Board of Directors

The Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region has served the community for 50 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 more than 200 volunteers as front-line workers, the Distress Centre is there for those who phone us for help. Last year, we answered nearly 60,000 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.

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.

The ideal candidate has 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. Prior experience on a Governance Board would also be useful.

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.

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.

The Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region (DCOR) is committed to achieving an organization representative of the communities it serves. DCOR encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including racialized individuals, especially those who identify as Black or Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit), as well as people who identify as LGBTQ2S+, and persons with a disability. When you apply, we invite you to indicate, on a voluntary basis, if you belong to one of these groups.

Contact

Charles Laframboise

613-238-1089

Ext: 224

claframboise@dcottawa.on.ca

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

Details

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

Volunteer Considerations

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: Yes

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