Organization: Ottawa Therapy Dogs (OTD)
Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 1
Deadline: Jan 11, 2021
Volunteer Opportunity Address
99-1568 Merivale Rd Suite 369 Ottawa, ON K2G 5Y7
Meetings are currently held via Zoom
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); Animals; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Board members take an active role in leading initiatives and projects as well as participating in policy and strategy development. Each Board member is expected to determine his/her capacity to contribute a mix of time and talent over their 2-year term.
How will the organization benefit?
General Board Duties / Responsibilities:
Regularly attend board committee, and other important meetings; this includes preparing for meetings in advanced.
Responsible for the general management and supervision of the affairs and
operations of the corporation.
Promote OTD’s mission and vision to donors, the community, stakeholders,
Participate in fundraising efforts by fostering relationships, utilizing networks and attending events.
Maintain effective partnerships and communication with the community, the
organization’s members and its stakeholders.
Establish OTD objectives and goals, make policy decisions, approve
programs, and ensure compliance with through consultation and consensus-
Appoint committees and sub-committees from among the members (Board
and membership at large) to which authorities may be delegated.Establishes philosophy and goals for OTD, making policy decisions, approving programs, ensuring compliance with applicable legislation through consultation and consensus seeking.
Evaluate the organization’s work in relation to a strategic plan and make
decisions on proposals made to the Board.
Ensure transparency in all communication to members, stakeholders and the public.
Be a Member or Associate Member of OTD (or become one).
Directors are expected to commit to a two-year term.
Every Director shall attend at least 75% of Board meetings from one AGM to the next (2hrs/ month at a central location).
Attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in mid-May (3 hrs).
Attend OTD events (2-3 per year).
This is an ongoing recruitment and start dates are flexible.
Organization category: Health
Time it will take to contact applicants - 2-3 weeks
This position would be great for - Young Adults (19-24); Seniors (65+); Persons with a disability; New Canadians
This position can accommodate persons with a disability: YesApply