Volunteer Posting 294

Board Committee Members
Toronto Council on Aging
Toronto Metro area
2 to 4 hours per week
closes in 49 days (Mon, 31 May)

Seeking TCA Committee Members  - March 2021

The Toronto Council on Aging (TCA) is seeking qualified, enthusiastic, creative, and committed individuals to consider volunteering on one of our action-oriented committees. Applicants share a passion for enhancing the lives of Toronto’s older adult community by furthering the TCA mission of education, leadership and promotion of age-related topics.

 

About the Organization

The TCA is a charitable non-profit agency which was incorporated in 1999.

The mission of the TCA is to provide leadership and education to enhance the experience of aging and encourage age-friendly policies and practices in Toronto’s workplaces, services, organizations and neighborhoods. Our work centres around a shared vision for a community that respects, values, and empowers its older adults and provides them with opportunities to participate fully in their community.

The Council is seeking volunteers for some of our committees with a strong interest in promoting ‘aging well’ in our community. Presently, the Council is working on several virtual and accessible projects to provide older adults with social, recreational and educational programs and information sessions. All projects of the organization are supported by 4 committees; 3 of these committees are now actively seeking new members (in bold below:

 

Fundraising Committee (recruiting members)
Brief Description:
This committee works on developing innovative initiatives (i.e. events, campaigns, corporate sponsor engagement) to generate operational revenue and expand TCA’s donor base.

 

Communications Committee (recruiting members)
Brief Description:
This committee is responsible for raising awareness about the TCA and promoting its various programs and initiatives through social and print media. The committee also works to cross promote the work of other community groups who share similar interests.

Outreach Committee and Membership Sub-Committee (recruiting members)

Brief Description: This joint committee supports one of the TCA’s core values of working collaboratively with other organizations and building the TCA community. It also builds and actively maintains relationships and partnerships with organizations that will increase the TCA's reach and profile as a key player in the non-profit older adults sector in Toronto. The membership subcommittee is responsible for building the TCA’s membership base.

 

Rotational (ad-hoc) Committee- no new members needed at this time

 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Council strives to have members who mirror the diversity of the City of Toronto. We strongly encourage those persons with the following lived experiences to consider applying:

  • Equity seeking groups, ethno-culturally diverse groups, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)
  • Those who identify as members of the LGBTQ2S+ community
  • Proficiency in languages in addition to English

 

Skills and Experience

We welcome applicants of all ages from the diverse residents of Toronto. We are interested in individuals with the following areas of expertise:      

  • community development
  • fund development
  • event planning and coordination
  • website management and social media
  • marketing and promotions

 

Other assets include:

  • Previous work with non-profits and public relations
  • Comfortable working with computers and email, and collaborating in a virtual format

 

Time Commitment

Committee members make a commitment to serving at least a one-year term. TCA is a working volunteer board; committee members are asked to commit to a minimum of 3 hours a month including:

  • Attendance at committee meetings (each committee has a different schedule)
  • Participation with a minimum of one committee and consistent communication with the Chair
  • Contribution to task groups and/or other board related work as needed

 

Benefits of joining a TCA Committee include:

  • Share your skills and talents with others
  • Meet new people and expand your network
  • Build skills and leadership experience
  • Give back to your community

 

Location:  Remote based; future meetings may take place at SPRINT Senior Care located at 140 Merton St., Toronto Ontario

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