Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Cultivate Toronto
Posted on: March 18, 2014
Cultivate Toronto is a registered non-profit organization that started in 2010 with the goal of converting residential yards and rooftops in Toronto into a sustainable source of fresh, delicious vegetables. The produce we grow is distributed through a community shared agriculture (CSA) program. We also run an internship program, send a weekly electronic newsletter with recipes and updates from the garden, and host interactive workshops in order to engage with and educate the greater Toronto community.
We are currently seeking a qualified individual to join our Board of Directors as Secretary.
The Board of Directors has legal authority and responsibility for Cultivate Toronto. The Board provides governance and leadership to the organization as a whole.
The Secretary will be responsible for ensuring Cultivate Toronto's continued success as an organization from a legal standpoint, as well as keeping the Board of Directors organized in day-to-day operations. Duties specific to the Secretary include:
In addition, the Secretary is expected to contribute fully as a Board member:
Because Cultivate Toronto is a fairly young organization, the current priority for the Board will be on building the policies and capacity for the organization to grow in a sustainable manner.
Previous board experience is an asset.
Term and time commitment
Candidates are elected to the Board for a minimum two-year term with opportunity for renewal. Directors are expected to maintain a minimum time commitment of 7-10 hours per month as the organization requires.
This is a volunteer position.
Submit a complete application to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 7, 2014. A complete application includes the following components:
All candidates will be notified through e-mail of their application status after April 7, 2014. Successful candidates will then be recommended to the Board and be advised of next steps.