Director on the Board of Youth Employment Services

Organization Details
Organization Name: Youth Employment Services
Address: 614-294 Portage Ave
Winnipeg MB  R3B 0C9
Website: http://www.youthemploymentservices.com/
Organizational Description: Youth Employment Services (Y.E.S. Manitoba Inc.) delivers employment services to youth. We receive our funding from the Province of Manitoba as well as many other donors and funders. We average over 12,000 visits to our Resource Area each year.

Our focus is to assist youth with finding and maintaining employment by utilizing a multilevel approach. We assess clients' marketability, guide them to suitable employment opportunities, offer employability and life skills workshops and provide resource training and educational programs.

In addition, we partner with many community agencies to offer presentations and workshops.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: ABOUT YES:
Youth Employment Services (Y.E.S. Manitoba Inc.) is an organization that provides free employment services to youth ages 16-29. We provide a safe and supportive environment where youth can learn new skills, develop confidence and feel supported during their transition to employment. Our focus is to assist youth with finding and maintaining employment by utilizing a multilevel approach. We assess clients' marketability, guide them to suitable employment opportunities, offer employability and life skills workshops and provide resource training and educational programs.
Y.E.S. receives funding from the Province of Manitoba as well as many other donors and funders. We average over 12,000 visits to our Resource Area each year. In addition, we partner with many community agencies to offer presentations and workshops.

HISTORY:
Youth Employment Services (Y.E.S. Manitoba Inc.) was by founded in 1973 by the Winnipeg YMCA and the Rotary Club of Winnipeg, who had a vision of providing services for youth including motivational training, employment referral, counselling and all other matters consistent with the placement into employment of youth. Youth Employment Services was incorporated on August 9th, 1974 and is a registered Charity.
Skills Required: EXPECTATIONS:
We are currently recruiting individuals to serve on our Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of Y.E.S., developing its strategic plans and assisting in setting goals and objectives. The Board meets 5 - 8 times a year for approximately 2 hours on every third Tuesday of the month. Board members are also required to serve on committees as identified throughout the year.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: APPLICATION:
Y.E.S. invites applications from qualified individuals from a wide variety of experience backgrounds, representing the diversity of Manitoba residents. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume, a cover letter indicating why you are interested in a Board Member position with YES, and a minimum of two (2) references:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening
The Board meets 5 - 8 times a year for approximately 2 hours on every third Tuesday of the month. Board members are also required to serve on committees as identified throughout the year.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are supported
Organization will provide: Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: work@yesmb.ca
Closing Date: Jan 30, 2020
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