Veith House (Veith House Call for Board Members)

Organization Name: Veith House
Opportunity Title: Veith House Call for Board Members
Category: Boards / Committee / Leadership
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: August 26, 2015
End Date: August 31, 2029

Email: veithhouse@eastlink.ca
Website: http://www.veithhouse.ns.ca
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Veith House is a multiservice non-profit located in Halifax’s North End. We offer a wide range of programs focusing on three key areas for children, families, and individuals: healthy minds, healthy bodies, and healthy relationships. We believe that these are the pillars that build healthy neighbours, who together create healthy neighbourhoods. We are about to start our strategic planning process and are looking for Board Members to fill in several key roles. Treasurer – must have experience in reading and interpreting financial statements, be available to work with our Finance Department. Background in Accounting preferred. Fundraising Chair – Lead our Fundraising Committee in setting goals, developing and executing plans to meet these targets. Lawyer General Board Membership Purpose: To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of Veith House so as to support the organization’s mission and needs.   Veith House Mission: To meet the need of children, families, and individuals affected by poverty with empowerment as an ever present goal. Length of term: Two-three years, which may be renewed up to a maximum of two consecutive terms, pending approval of the board. Meetings and time commitment: The board of directors meets year round on the last Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m., at 3115 Veith Street. Meetings typically last 60 minutes. Committees of the board meet an average of four times per year, pending their respective work agenda.   Expectations of board members: Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis, and special events as able. Participate on a standing committee of the board, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary. Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by Veith House mission, objectives, and programs. Help communicate and promote Veith House mission and programs to the community. Become familiar with Veith House finances, budget, and financial/resource needs. Understand the policies and procedures of Veith House. Financially support Veith House in a manner commensurate with one’s ability.   Please email Tamsyn Brennan at tamsyn.brennan@veithhouse.ns.ca an expression of interest. An application form will be then provided to you. Thank you to everyone interested in joining the governance of the Veith House community!

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