Board of Directors and Committee Volunteers

Board of Directors Volunteers

Board members are Sistering’s ambassadors, loyal supporters, advisors and critics, focused on helping improve the performance of fundraising and communications. They are 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 realized.

Responsibilities of Board Members

Become a Sistering Ambassador
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 for and attend monthly meetings
Become a member of Sistering (there is no fee)
Attend and support Sistering’s 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 three-year term
Participate on 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 • Demonstrate commitment to Sistering’s anti-oppression and feminist policies and service delivery models

Time Commitment

Prepare for and attend 11 Board Meetings a year, for a minimum of a three-year term. Additional responsibilities include work and assignments to be prepared between meetings, fundraising and networking activities, attendance at special events and participation on at least one Board committee.

For information about applying for a Board of Directors position or to obtain a Board of Directors application package please contact Sistering’s  Volunteers an Community Engagement Coordinator

Committee Volunteers

Sistering has a number of committees that are comprised of Sistering staff, community, participants and  Board volunteers.

Responsibilities

Learn and understand Sistering’s mission, policies, history, the community of women we serve, and materials provided by staff
Prepare for and attend scheduled meetings
Provide leadership to the committee
Understand democratic processes
 Work collaboratively with others
Actively participate in scheduled meetings for at least a one-year term
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
• Demonstrate commitment to Sistering’s anti-oppression and feminist policies and service delivery models

Time Commitment

Volunteers are asked to prepare for and attend committee meetings (some committees meet monthly, others meet based on a project basis) and support  activities outside of committee meeting times, for a minimum term of one year.

Committee volunteers go through the general interview, screening and training process as do all volunteers who participate in Sistering’s volunteer program (see Volunteer Policy).

For more details, please contact Sistering’s  Volunteers and Community Engagement Coordinator.

Click here to download our Board Application Form or send us an email.