Board of Directors

Organization Details
Organization Name: Westman Aphasia Inc.
Address: (mailing address only) 100-1300 18th Street, Office 156
Brandon MB  R7A 6X7
Organizational Description: Westman Aphasia Inc. (WAI) is a non-profit charitable organization that works to address the needs of individuals who live with a chronic communication disorder known as aphasia, and their caregivers, family, friends, and health care providers. WAI helps persons with aphasia and those around them by providing support services and public education to improve their quality of life. These programs and services are the only ones of their kind offered in Canada west of Toronto On. WAI is led by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: As a member of the Board of Directors for Westman Aphasia, you are committed to our mission and goals. You believe that we need a strong and effective Board to realize our potential, and you will be an active advocate for our organization and the people that we serve. You will participate in policy making, goal setting, planning, evaluation, fundraising, sub-committees, and more.

Duties and Responsibilities
- Support Westman Aphasia's mission
- Provide your time, effort, and commitment to Board activities (estimated a few hours per month)
- Attend Board meetings and be prepared by reviewing correspondence in advance of each meeting
- Attend and volunteer at special events hosted by Westman Aphasia during the calendar year
- Promote Westman Aphasia within our communities on an ongoing basis
- Willingness and availability to participate on sub-committees (eg. fundraising, strategic planning, volunteer recruitment, special events, etc.)
- Ensure that your interest is in the best interests of our organization and the people we serve
Skills Required: Helpful Assets (not required)
- Desire to help people who live with aphasia and their supports
- Experience, knowledge, and/or interest in at least one of the following:
o Administration
o Fundraising
o Finance
o Community resources
o Problem solving
o Public Relations/Marketing/Communications
o Graphic design
o Governance
o Leadership
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
- Board of Directors meets about every six weeks, usually a Thursday evening from 5:30 pm to 7 pm - work on sub-committees could be a few hours per month - volunteer at special events as required, could be an hour or two any day of the week morning, afternoon, or early evening depending on the event
Location of volunteer opportunity: Brandon
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Email:
Online: www.westmanaphasia/ca/howyoucanhelp/volunteer
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2024
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