SAM (Management) Inc. - Client Boards

Organization Details
Organization Name: S.A.M. (Management) Inc.
Address: 200 - 1080 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3G 3M3
Website: http://www.sam.mb.ca/
Organizational Description: S.A.M. (Management) Inc. is a non-profit corporation established to provide management of housing for single persons, families and senior citizens.

The corporation responds to unique and new housing needs, as identified by the community. Housing is available on a rental basis.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Board employs S.A.M. (Management) Inc. as their property manager for the day to day operations. The administrator reports to the Board. At each Board meeting, members review information that enables them to judge the activity of the Residence including:

- Attending meetings to discuss issues, detailed financial statements, and annual budget;
- Vacancies and Arrears;
- Special resolutions, By-laws and Policies;
- Minutes, motions, reports, and tenders for renovations;
- Together with other members of the Board hold discussions; and
- Make informed decisions in the best interests of the corporation.

From time to time, Board members collaborate with community agencies with a focus to:

- Plan and implement new initiatives related to seniors' health and wellness
- Work in partnership with support services for seniors to assist individuals to live independently at the Residence
- Promote the growth of healthy community within the Residence.
Skills Required: An individual who has an interest in participating in an established board of directors. The individual might be interested in issues such as:

- Openness to working on behalf of people who need a helping hand especially with their housing issues;
- Providing housing to seniors living independently and in their community;
- Participating in a non-profit board;
- Ability to read property management documents and financial statements;
- relationship building skills regarding Directors, staff and tenants;
- Knowledge of housing issues, finances, leasing, maintenance, renovations and future trends

The Board welcomes individuals interested in a general board experience.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: The benefits to this volunteer experience would be to an individual who derives satisfaction working with a board to provide safe, affordable housing to seniors and to provide ongoing evaluation of the Residences' role in the community. This is a perfect opportunity to:

- Knowledge of how non-profit boards work and the role they play in the community; - Developing business skills in relation to property management;
- Developing relationships with auditors, housing providers, tenant groups; and
- Experiencing first-hand the importance of charitable work or non-profit work.

The Board welcomes individuals interested in a general board experience.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening
Meetings are held one evening per month for 2 hours; there are usually no meetings held in July or August.
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: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email: corporatesecretary@sam.mb.ca
Closing Date: May 15, 2019
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