Member of Board of Directors - Y.E.S. Manitoba

Organization Details
Organization Name: Youth Employment Services Manitoba (Y.E.S. Manitoba Inc.)
Address: 614-294 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3C 0B9
Organizational Description: WHO WE ARE
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.

We provide free employment services to young Manitobans.

We provide a safe and supportive environment where youth can learn new skills, develop confidence in themselves and feel supported during their transition to employment.

We offer monthly volunteering opportunities for youth to become engaged members of their community while gaining work experience and professional references.

We develop relevant and responsive programming to meet the needs of Manitoba's youth, community organizations, and industry partners.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Youth Employment Services Manitoba (YES Manitoba) is seeking individuals to join our volunteer Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of YES Manitoba, developing its strategic plans, and assisting in setting goals and objectives.

YES Manitoba is a registered charity that provides free, inclusive employment services to youth ages 16 to 29. Our purpose is to help youth realize their potential to become self-sufficient and we strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for clients, community members, and staff. We provide a safe and supportive environment where youth can learn new skills, develop confidence, and feel supported during their transition to employment. YES Manitoba receives funding from the Province of Manitoba, as well as other donors and funders. We reach over 750 clients annually and partner with many community agencies to offer programming, presentations, and workshops.

We are currently recruiting individuals to serve on our volunteer Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the organization, supporting our mission and vision by volunteering time, talent, and energy to help the organization better serve our clients. In addition to participating actively in formulating and overseeing the implementation of policies and strategies consistent with the purpose of the organization, the Board of Directors act as ambassadors and promote the organization within the community.

- Attend bi-monthly board meetings five to eight times per year (approximately two hourson the third Tuesday of every second month, scheduled in advance)
- Serve on a minimum of one board sub-committee as identified throughout the year(approximately 3 to 5 hours per month)
- Attend special events such as board orientation, training, annual general meeting, planning sessions, fundraising events, and networking opportunities, as required.
- Serve a two-year term with eligibility for re-election (maximum three terms in the same position, maximum 10 consecutive years on the board)

Please submit your resume, a cover letter indicating why you are interested in a Board Member position with YES Manitoba, and a minimum of two (2) references by email to by Monday, April 10 at 5:00 p.m. CST.

YES Manitoba encourages applications from all qualified individuals from a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds that represent the diversity of the populations we serve, including applications from all cultures, racialized communities, abilities, diverse sexual and gender identities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you identify as First Nations, Métis, Indigenous, racialized, a member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, a person with a disability, and/or a member of a marginalized community, you are encouraged to indicate this in your cover letter.

YES Manitoba offices are located on Treaty One territory, on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dene, and Dakota Peoples, and the Homeland of the Metis Nation.

For more information about YES Manitoba, please visit our website at
Skills Required: Members of the Board of Directors will have:
- An interest in the organization's mission and understanding of employment barriers facingyoung people in Manitoba.%u2022Knowledge of the organization's service demographics.
- A desire and ability to work as a part of a collaborative team; strong professionalcommunication skills.
- Skills, experience, and knowledge to apply and support various board and organization initiatives.

Please note, this volunteer position requires a satisfactory security check, which includes a Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) and a security check declaration. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of a volunteer term. Only original copies of the CRC with VSS will be considered acceptable for the purposes of this policy.
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening, Weekend
5-8 hours per month
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are carrying out of court ordered community service
Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Are supported
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email:
Closing Date: Apr 10, 2023
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