Volunteer Posting 259

Board Director
Banyan Community Services
Hamilton area, Queensdale Ave. Meetings are also hosted via Microsoft Teams
up to 2 hours per week
closes in 8 days (Mon, 15 Mar)

Banyan Community Services is a not-for-profit organization that serves three sectors:  youth in conflict with the law, children and seniors/adults with disabilities.  Since 1978, an integral part of our service portfolio has been youth justice. Our Board of Directors provides strategic organizational leadership, vision, and maintains high ethical standards.  They engage in effective planning to respond to the needs of our communities, and acts as stewards of our resources.

We are currently seeking a qualified candidate to serve on our volunteer governing board. In particular, we are looking for someone who meet one or more of the following:

  • Astute governmental advocates who can assist in navigating the political landscape of policy development, funding and legislation.
  • Business leaders who are energetic and entrepreneurial.
  • Individuals with strategic planning and strategic leadership experience.
  • Leaders of agencies and organizations in youth justices, children’s mental health, family and youth services.
  • Scholars/academics with expertise in child development, mental health promotion, children, youth and families
  • Individuals with significant board experience.

 Banyan’s current recruitment priorities include those individuals with experience with:

  • Health and Community Services --do you have an understanding of health and community service priorities in this community and how organizations advocate for children and youth?
  • Legal --do you have a working understanding of the legislation and laws overseeing non-profit, charitable corporations? 
  • Safety and Quality Management --are you knowledgeable about the purpose and role of a quality management program?
  • Government Processes --do you have an understanding of government/funder roles and processes with not-for-profit and charitable organizations? 

Our Board Members are required to commit to:

  • 6 - 8 hours per month for board/committee participation
  • Attend 10 board meetings annually and 1 annual board retreat
  • Actively serve on one of our committees:

Quality and Risk, and Board Governance; Resource and Audit

  • Advocate among colleagues and peers for our organization and the needs of at-risk members of our community.

This is a three-year volunteer appointment with the possibility of renewal for two additional two-year terms. There is no remuneration.  This position is not open to Banyan staff or their immediate families.


If you are interested in becoming a member of our Board, please send your cover letter and C.V. to:

Kim Ciavarella, Board Secretary and Chief Executive Officer,


Reference File Number: WNP-01-29

Deadline for all applications: March 15, 2021



Banyan commitment to building an organization which is equitable and inclusive. Banyan is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our board. We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and environment. If contacted in relation to a Board Director opportunity, please advise us of the accommodation measures if required which would enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. 

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