New Board Members

Time Commitment: 
Long-Term (6+ months)
Deadline to Apply: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Board Member

 

Are you looking to serve on the Board of a growing non-profit organization that supports our community? We have just the opportunity for you to get your hands dirty!  

 

Urban Roots London is currently recruiting three committed community members to serve on an inclusive and supportive Board as we continue our transition from a working board towards a policy-governance board.

 

Urban Roots London believes that the roots of our community and the roots of our food grow best when they grow together.  We have been able to do this by revitalizing underused land in the City of London for agriculture to produce high-quality organic vegetables, herbs and fruit, and by:

 

  • Distributing produce locally, most of our produce goes directly to consumers through meaningful community partnerships.
  • Developing employment, social, and educational opportunities for the neighbourhood, schools, and community organizations within the City of London
  • Growing an urban agricultural model to three site around London that meet the needs of those communities.

 

We welcome you to visit www.urbanrootslondon.ca for more information about what we do and how we do it.

 

Candidates with prior Board experience are strongly preferred during this time of transition to a governance Board, but it is not required. If you are an individual with an interest in Urban Roots London’s mission, and have experience, knowledge or skills in the following areas, we strongly encourage you to apply:

 

  • Experience in finances, budgets and accounting, Treasurer position
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic planning

 

Orientation will be provided.

 

Board members are asked to attend monthly meetings, farm events and fundraising activities. Committee work is also encouraged and will vary from committee to committee depending on the time of year.

 

Board meetings are generally 3 hours per month and are presently held virtually. Committee work generally requires 2-3 hours per month to prepare adequately for and attend monthly meetings along with completing committee work.

 

A three-year term is requested but negotiable.   

 

Please fill out our board application form here:https://forms.gle/U12PTwr4dM8ZJSNv7 or email a brief statement for your reasons of interest in this opportunity and your resume in ONE pdf or Word document to admin@urbanrootslondon.ca

 

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled.  

 

Urban Roots London values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

Applications from all qualified individuals are invited. We thank everyone for their interest; only those selected to proceed will be contacted. Should you require accommodation in making an application, we welcome you to please contact admin@urbanrootslondon.ca

 

Skills Preferred: 
Fundraising
Experience in finances, budgets and accounting, Treasurer position
Strategic planning

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