Volunteer Posting 1634

Board Directors
Work From Home - Toronto Metro area
less than 2 hours per week
closes in 2 days (Thu, 30 May)

Opportunity To Serve

Become a member of Nellie’s community and work with us to create a world free of oppression and violence against women* and children.

Nellie’s is seeking women* to serve on its volunteer Governance Board of Directors. A successful applicant would join a dynamic team of women* from across various backgrounds and sectors who are passionate in ensuring that Nellie’s remains a strong and effective organization.

All applicants must support our Mission Statement and be committed to achieving social justice for all women and children by providing strategic leadership for Nellie’s.


Nellie’s breaks the cycle of gender-based oppression through our unwavering commitment to offering a safe refuge for women and their children fleeing violence, poverty, and homelessness. Beyond safe housing, we empower women with advocacy, strength, and support-based programming, enabling them to create a new path for life, free from the barriers of violence and oppression.

Nellie’s is committed to the development of an agency that reflects Toronto’s diversity and the clients we serve. We are currently seeking applicants who:


  • have experience/expertise in human capital management which can be leveraged for the context of a governance board.
  • have experience/expertise in accounting which can be leveraged for the context of a governance board.
  • have a commitment to inclusive and intersectional


Commitment of Successful Applicants:

  • Attendance at monthly Board Meetings (2.5 hours per month + prep time)
  • Attendance at the Annual General Meeting in September/October
  • Serve on at least one Board Committee
  • Participation in the annual Board strategy session (10 hours )
  • Support the ongoing implementation of a our 3-year vision and strategic plan for Nellie’s.
  • Minimum two-year term (to a maximum of three two-year terms)


To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your interest to serve on the Board and how your experiences align with Nellie’s mission by this link below:



Application Deadline: May 23, 2023

To learn more about Nellies visit www.nellies.org


*Nellie’s affirms the inclusion of trans women and non-binary people in our vision of who we serve and support

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