Board Member

Organization Details
Organization Name: Winnipeg Crime Stoppers
Address: 147 Cassin Cresent
Winnipeg MB
Website: https://www.winnipegcrimestoppers.org
Organizational Description: Winnipeg Crime Stoppers is a community based program operated by a volunteer board of directors and comprised of people from the business community working together to prevent crimes. It's really a partnership between the public, the Police, and the Media, each playing a fundamental role that makes our program extremely successful.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5378
   
Description of Duties:

Organizational Description:


WCS is a non-profit, charitable organization who works with the public, media and law enforcement to prevent and stop crime. We have been operating since 1984 as a community-based program ran by a volunteer board of directors. We encourage the public to contact us with information on a crime or leading to a crime and give cash rewards for information that leads police to solving a crime.


Volunteer Opportunity Details:


Founded in 1984, the WCS has been a stable and trusted presence in the City of Winnipeg. Our programs are funded by public donations and volunteer positions to maintain the programs' success. We are continuing to better the program with new partnerships, marketing initiatives, public events and more.


Description of Duties:


The Board of Directors for WCS is comprised of community members and is collectively accountable to the organization along with community, funders, and stakeholders. The Board is accountable for WCS's performance relating to its mission and objectives, and for the effective stewardship of finances, capital, and human resources.


Responsibilities:


The board directors' controls and inspires the organization through the careful establishment of broad written policies reflecting the board's values and perspectives.


To serve in WCS's best interests, bringing informed decision-making and perspective by:



  • Preparing for and participating in monthly Board meetings;

  • Listening to the views of others, advocating one's own views, identifying common perspectives, and being open to compromise;

  • Supporting governance decisions once they are made;

  • Abide by WCS's Bylaws, Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest, Confidentiality, and other policies that may apply to the Board;

  • Assist with fundraising in support of WCS.

   
Skills Required:

WCS is seeking candidates possessing personal or professional expertise in sectors of business, sponsorship & fundraising, marketing & communications, board governance, and advocacy


Previous volunteer and Board experience is an asset.

   
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
   
Age: 16-17, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Evening
Weekend

Monthly, evening, weekend


Members of WCS's Board of Directors attend ten regular meetings per year (September to June), each lasting approximately two hours, and our Annual General Meeting held in December. Support at special events and fundraising activities.

Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
- Assiniboine South
- Downtown
- Elmwood
- Fort Garry
- Inkster
- Point Douglas
- River East
- River Heights
- Seven Oaks
- St. Boniface
- St. James-Assiniboia
- St. Vital
- Transcona
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: General Populace
Organization will provide: Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: info@winnipegcrimestoppers.org
Closing Date: Aug 31, 2024

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