VOices Blog Members Home Events English | Français Shopping Cart
Skip to main content
Inside Banner

Board of Director


Organization: Mission Thrift Store Orleans

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 3

Location: Ottawa - East

Deadline: Oct 31, 2021


BFM Foundation (Canada) is a national Christian organization with over 50 thrift stores across Canada. The net revenue from all Mission Thrift Stores is devoted to Joint Ministry of BFM Foundation (Canada) and Bible League Canada. These funds are used to establish adult literacy programs, church planter training, children’s ministry programs, and distributes Bibles in 43 countries around the world. The stores operate primarily by dedicated volunteers.
Mission Thrift Store Orleans is currently seeking Volunteer Board Members who understand and support the vision and purpose of BFM Foundation (Canada).
Board Members are responsible for board governance, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and bylaws, conducting board business effectively and efficiently and holding overall accountability for the organization. Board Members will be relied upon to assist with business development duties, including the creation of suitable and beneficial partnerships and assessing the Mission Thrift Store.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Experience in community relations and relationship building, generally
· Ability to build relationships and work with volunteers, staff and community members.
· Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
· Ability to communicate in a friendly and informative manner with people from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles.
· Organizational, strategic planning and implementation skills
· Experience in real estate, insurance, professional or business management

Working Conditions: Board Members will be expected to attend monthly/bi-monthly board meetings, Volunteer Appreciation events, Annual General Meetings. Board Members may be assigned positions that will take up extra time (Secretary, Treasurer, Chair or Vice Chair).
Board Members may be asked to attend the BFM Foundation (Canada) Annual Conference as a Voting Delegate in May, in the Toronto area.





Volunteer Opportunity Address
1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On


Good for people interested in: Governance (Boards, Committees)

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Men; Seniors; Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Gain great experience with other volunteers on the Board as well as a chance to give back to the local community as well as across the world

How will the organization benefit?
Provide great governance to the store and succeeding in giving back to the local community as well as across the world

Organization category: Business and professional associations, unions

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

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