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Board Member - Resource Development Chair


Organization: The Council on Aging of Ottawa

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Flexible; Days

Language Preference: Bilingual

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Aug 27, 2021


If you’re looking to make a difference at a Board level, The Council on Aging of Ottawa is looking for new Board members. Interested in advocacy work on behalf of older adults in Ottawa? Or providing information and education for older adults on life transitions? Or perhaps you’re interested in leading fundraising initiatives? Our Board members provide leadership and support to staff and our many volunteers who work together to make Ottawa an increasingly Age-Friendly city.

Resource Development Chair

You know that most of the work in fundraising is done behind the scenes. You love the idea of leading a group of volunteers and staff to brainstorm ideas on the best way to ensure sustainable funding. You’ll be working with a small but dedicated group to develop a long-term strategy and identify and grow sources of funding.

From successful donor stewardship strategies to grant writing, you’ll help the COA fulfill its mission. Working with staff and other Board members, you’ll ensure the COA has a well-thought-out communication plan to elicit continued support from our members and sponsors. And at some point, there will be a need to plan in-person events that will not only raise funds but will allow our members and others to network.

If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and help make Ottawa an increasingly Age-Friendly city, please apply today.


Sarah Bercier


Ext: 102


Volunteer Opportunity Address
217-815 St-Laurent Blvd. Ottawa, ON K1K 3A7 or virtual at present


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

You will be working with: Seniors

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
The COA offer an intimate and dynamic environment where the right person will be able to grow and utilize their skills while benefiting older adults in the Ottawa area by contributing to making our city more age friendly.

How will the organization benefit?
The COA will benefit through the development of a well thought-out and sustainable plan to provide services to Ottawa's older adults.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - Seniors (65+)

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes