Board Member- LiteracyWorks Inc

Organization Details
Organization Name: Literacy Works Inc.
Address: 330 Portage Ave, UNIT 510, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg MB  R3C 0C4
Website: http://www.litworks.ca/
Organizational Description: LITERACYWORKS a non-profit adult literacy program.
LiteracyWORKS envisions a Winnipeg in which all adults are literate and able to participate fully in their cultural, economic and social worlds.
Through classes and one-to-one tutoring, and based on the individual needs of each student, LiteracyWORKS provides people with essential literacy skills to enhance self-sufficiency and quality of life. These include reading, writing, numeracy and oral communications skills.
LiteracyWORKS aims to provide services in a way that is student-centred, professional, safe, supportive, inclusive and celebratory.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: - Attend and participate in monthly Board meetings and the Annual General Meeting as a voting member.
- Committed to LiteracyWorks Inc., and its mission.
- Assist in policy development to govern the organization, including its strategic plan, goals and objectives.
- Approve budgets and financial operations of the organization.
- Actively seek candidates for the Board, when needed.
- Take an active role in special events and fundraising activities, contributing time and /or resources.
- Act as a goodwill ambassador on behalf of the organization at all times, from time to time represent LiteracyWorks at official functions.
- Draw on individuals in personal network who can assist with matters before the Board.
Skills Required: Background in any of the following areas would be considered an asset:
- Accounting/Finance
- Communications
- Public Relations
- Governance
- Education
- Marketing
- Fundraising
Skills Gained/Related Careers: -Gain valuable experience in democratic procedures, grassroots planning and evaluation processes.
- Personal development opportunities including leadership skills development.
- Experience to add to your professional resume.
- Opportunity to have a positive impact for those seeking to improve their lives through education.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening
Board members are expected to attend 10 Board Meetings per year (September-June) as well as the Annual General Board Meeting. Members are expected to complete between 3-6 hours in Board-related work.
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: Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: anu@litworks.ca
Closing Date: Dec 21, 2022
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