Are you interested in expanding your network, learning about and enhancing the lives of Vernon’s vulnerable populations, and building on your skills with free training such as strategic planning and leadership workshops?
Then please consider joining our volunteer Board of Directors!
We are a non-profit, charitable organization that enhances lives by providing programs and services for seniors, vulnerable adults, job seekers, employers, immigrants and volunteers. As a board member of our organization, you would apply your expertise through the lens of good governance practices and support the board in its mandate to provide oversight and leadership to our organization.
Specifically, if you have skills and experience in any of these areas, we really want to hear from you: Law, Fundraising, Human Resources and/or Administration.
Consider these 5 benefits to joining our Board:
You Can Support Initiatives That Resonate with You
Many individuals join a Board of Directors as a way to give back. Joining our Board can provide an excellent opportunity to positively affect change or support a cause we are passionate about. So whether you are helping to hone a focus we are currently working on or helping with an initiative that resonates with you, serving on our Board can be a uniquely rewarding experience.
You Will Grow Your Network Of Contacts
Not only will you meet and get to know your fellow board members, who themselves come from different networks and walks of life, we currently have a staff of 17 that are very connected to our community. We are always growing and recruiting new staff members and are proud of a team that is passionate about what we do and driven to succeed.
You Will Boost Your Community Profile
If you are interested in building your personal brand or community profile, joining a Board is an impressive addition that adds appeal to any resume or LinkedIn profile. It shows that you are connected to your community and are well-equipped to help shape the future of a community organization.
You Will Have Free Learning Opportunities
We believe that training and educating our Board of Directors makes an important investment in their leadership which, in turn, has a direct bearing on our organization. Therefore, we are always looking for ways to build the level of skills that our Board of Directors currently has. This includes leadership and board governance workshops and a professional strategic planning session.
You Will Be Intellectually Challenged
For individuals who are always curious to learn more, joining our Board will provide a rewarding intellectual challenge, especially if you come from a very different industry. We are in the business of helping and specifically we serve seniors, vulnerable populations, immigrants, job seekers, employers, and those who volunteer in the community. If you join our Board, you will develop a deeper understanding of our community, its residents and their challenges, as well as the programs and services that support these clients.
Board of Directors Application Form: