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Board Volunteering

What is a Board of Directors (BOD)?

Non-profit organizations are governed by a Board of Directors who are volunteers.  This is a key distinguishing feature of non-profit organizations.  Boards help to ensure that decisions are made in a fair and accountable way.  This allows people affected by the organization’s actions (stakeholders) and people supporting the organization (donors and volunteers) to trust that the organization is doing a good job based on fair decision-making processes by responsible, informed individuals. 

Who can volunteer on a BOD?

Each role is different, depending on the type of non-profit you will be volunteering for. Some organizations need people with specific knowledge about a problem the non-profit is trying to address.  However, in many cases, the most important elements to a great Board of Directors volunteer is a sense of commitment and responsibility, enthusiasm, and a willingness to learn.

How can I find BOD volunteer opportunities?

Volunteer Wood Buffalo connects registered charities and non-profit organizations to enthusiastic and informed candidates willing to share their expertise by serving as members on the boards of charitable organizations.

If you would like to serve on a Board of Directors for an organization in the Wood Buffalo region, you can look for opportunities here: 

govolunteer.ca

getinvolved.ca

Orientation sessions

If you would like to learn more about the role or prepare for a future role, Volunteer Wood Buffalo offers free orientation sessions. Our sessions support prospective board candidates and organizations recruiting board volunteers.  If you would like to attend a session or would like more information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Additional training opportunities

Volunteer Wood Buffalo provides an orientation to volunteering on a BOD or engaging volunteers to get you started. Here are other programs available to help further your governance training. Please contact each organization directly for more information or to register for specific programs.

Nonprofit Sector Link : nonprofitsectorlink.com

Leadership Wood Buffalo : www.leadershipwoodbuffalo.com

Alberta Community Development: www.culture.alberta.ca/voluntarysector

BoardSource: www.boardsource.org

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