Board Member

As a growing charitable organization, York Region Food Network (YRFN) is recruiting a skilled, experienced and passionate person for our Volunteer Board of Directors.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about the right to food and creating communities where people can come together over food.

Ideally, we are looking for new Board members with experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Legal
  • Accounting
  • Board Governance experience or training
  • Social Services

The Board of Directors is the legal authority of YRFN. Board members act in a position of trust for the community and are responsible for the effective governance of the organization. Directors are fully informed on organizational matters and participate in the Board’s deliberations and decisions in matters of policy, finance, programs, fundraising and advocacy.

Requirements of the Board membership include:

  • Commitment to the work of YRFN
  • Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of Board governance: legal, policy, finance, programs/content, human resources, fund development
  • Willingness to serve on committees
  • Attendance at Board meetings
  • Attendance at meetings of assigned committees
  • Attendance at Annual General Meeting
  • Support of special events
  • Support of, and participation in, fundraising events

Monthly Board meetings are scheduled on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30PM. Meetings take place virtually or at YRFN’s office in Aurora. In addition to this, Directors are encouraged to participate in fundraising and outreach opportunities. Time commitment is approximately 3-6 hours per month.

York Region Food Network is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

To apply to York Region Food Network’s Board of Directors, please submit your cover letter and resume to 4moreinfo@yrfn.ca by May 18, 2022.

Volunteers play a vital role in York Region Food Network’s work.

At York Region Food Network, we ask that all potential volunteers fill out a short form to express their interest. Once you have let us know you’re interested in volunteering, we’ll send you an information package about York Region Food Network and the volunteer positions we have available. From there, we’ll provide you with the appropriate training so you can start volunteering with us.

York Region Food Network has virtual and in-person volunteer opportunities available. Please note that for health and safety reasons, we have a limited number of in-person volunteer positions available. All in-person volunteers must wear face coverings and abide by York Region Food Network’s COVID19 protocols, based on the guidance and advice of York Region Public Health and our provincial and federal governments.

Interested in volunteering with YRFN?

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