Board of Directors & Committee

Board of Directors Volunteers
Sistering’s volunteer Board of Directors is accountable to the membership of Sistering. The role of the Board is to determine policy, ensure effective management and plan for Sistering’s future so that the mission, goals, and objectives of the agency can be reached.

Responsibilities of Board Members:

  • Learn and understand: Sistering’s mission, policies, financial and legal responsibilities, materials provided by the Executive Director, Sistering’s community, community agencies, and the needs of the community
  • Prepare adequately and attend monthly meetings
  • Become a member of Sistering (there is no fee)
  • Attend special events
  • Participate in fundraising and networking activities
  • Provide leadership and be a spokesperson for the agency
  • Understand democratic processes and ability to work within a Modified Governance Model framework
  • Actively participate for at least a 3 year tenure
  • Participate in at least one Board committee
  • Bring skills, training and experience from professional, technical and community areas to provide counsel and advise the Board and agency
  • Demonstrated commitment to Sistering’s anti-oppression and feminist policies and service delivery models

Expected Time Commitment:
Minimally, to prepare and attend 11 yearly Board Meetings for a minimum of a 3 year tenure. Additional responsibilities include work and assignments to be prepared between meetings, fundraising and networking activities, attendance at special events, participation on at least 1 Board committee.

For information on applying for a Board of Director position or to obtain a Board of Director application package please contact Sistering’s Community Resources and Volunteer Engagement Coordinator.

Board application here



Fundraising Committee Volunteers
Sistering has a number of committees that are comprised of Sistering staff, community volunteers, participant volunteers, and Board volunteers.

Job:

  • Learn and understand: Sistering’s mission, policies, history, community of women we serve, materials provided by staff
  • Prepare adequately and attend monthly meetings
  • Provide leadership to the committee
  • Understand democratic processes and ability to work well with others
  • Actively participate in monthly meetings for at least a 1 year tenure
  • Participate in external activities and events relevant to the committee’s work
  • Bring skills, training and experience from professional, technical and community areas to provide expertise to the committee
  • Demonstrated commitment to Sistering’s anti-oppression and feminist policies and service delivery models

Shift:
Volunteers are asked to prepare for and attend committee meetings (some committees meet monthly, others meet based on a project to project basis) and to provide support and work on activities outside of committee meeting times, for a minimum tenure of 1 year.
Committee volunteers go through the general interview, screening, and training process as all volunteers who participate in Sistering’s volunteer program (see Volunteer Policy). For more details, please contact Sistering’s Community Resources and Volunteer Engagement Coordinator.

Click here to download our Volunteer Application Form [PDF] or send us an email.

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