Volunteer Posting 325

Board Member
Urban Roots London
London area, London
up to 2 hours per week
closes in 4 days (Wed, 12 May)

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Board Member

 

Are you looking to serve on the Board of a rapidly growing non-profit organization that supports our community?

We have just the opportunity for you to get your hands dirty!  

 

Urban Roots London is currently a recruiting committed community member to serve on an inclusive and supportive Board as we continue our transition from a working board towards a policy-governance board.

Urban Roots London believes that the roots of our community and the roots of our food grow best when they grow together.  We have been able to do this by revitalizing underused land in the City of London for agriculture to produce high-quality organic vegetables, herbs and fruit, and by:

  • Distributing produce locally, directly to consumers and to private and social enterprises
  • Developing employment, social, and educational opportunities for the neighbourhood, schools, and community organizations within the City of London
  • Growing a self-sustaining, urban agricultural model to germinate to new sites. 

We welcome you to visit www.urbanrootslondon.ca for more information about what we do and how we do it.

 

Candidates with prior Board experience are preferred, but not required. If you are an energetic professional with an interest in Urban Roots London’s mission, and have experience, knowledge or skills in the following areas, we strongly encourage you to apply:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with diverse groups
  • Detail-oriented and focused on achieving team goals
  • Experience in education, working with preschool and/or school aged children and youth
  • Community engagement and relationship development experience
  • Experience with creating educational content; videography skills an asset
  • Development of policies and procedures for non-profit organizations (preferred)

Mentorship and orientation will be provided. 

Board members are asked to attend monthly meetings, farm events and fundraising activities. Committee work is also a requirement.

Whereas all meetings are currently virtual, in-person meetings are expected when provincial guidelines allow. Board meetings are generally 3 hours per month. Committee work generally requires 4-6 hours per month to prepare adequately for and attend monthly meetings and complete committee work. 

 

A three-year term is requested.   

 

Urban Roots London values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Applications from all qualified individuals are invited. We thank everyone for their interest; only those selected to proceed will be contacted. Should you require accommodation in making an application, we welcome you to please contact

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