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Fundraising Committee Member

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Growing Chefs! could not exist without donated funds. We are a growing charity that depends on the passions and generosity of Londoners for our vision of a healthy, empowered community that is engaged with its food system to take shape. Fundraisers are therefore integral to the sustainability of our organization. And we’re now looking for more passionate, skilled fundraisers to support our food education programming!

Our fundraising committee is an excellent opportunity to practice your fundraising creativity! We’re looking for members to take ownership of fundraising and contribute significantly to our corporate sponsorship, personal giving, fundraising events and other campaigns. Leverage your personal or professional networks, practice your event planning skills, and help get people excited about healthy wholesome food! The committee convenes once every 4 to 6 weeks, and members are expected to attend at least 75% of those meetings.

A Fundraising Committee Member must have:

  • Enthusiasm for the Growing Chefs! Ontario mission
  • The ability to commit approximately 2 to 6 hours a month (including meeting attendance).
  • The ability to attend 75 percent of committee meetings.
  • An understanding of basic fundraising principles
  • A willingness to advocate for the organization or a fundraising campaign within your network, and to act as a positive community ambassador.

In addition, a Fundraising Committee Member would ideally have some of the following:

  • Event planning experience
  • Fundraising campaign experience
  • Non-profit volunteer experience
  • Note – we’re also interested in members who are looking to develop any of these skills.

Next committee meeting is Tuesday September 19, so complete THIS form to apply now! Email it back to the committee chair (Becca Minielly becca@growingchefsontario.ca) before Sept 19. We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Friends of the Coves Youth Leadership Volunteer Program

Searching for youth interested in the environment!

Are you, or do you know someone who is all of the following:
– in highschool?
– requires volunteer hours, or has a passion for volunteering
– has an interest in building leadership skills
– has an interest in environment, sustainability, and stewardship

If you are, or know someone who has said “yes” to all of the above, we have the perfect opportunity!

Friends of the Coves Subwatershed Inc is organizing a youth leadership program!
What? Participants will become familiar with concepts relating to environmental stewardship, and leadership with hands on components!
Where? at the Friends of the Coves office 111 Elmwood Ave.
When? every Friday from 9:30-11:30am starting June 30th and ending August 4th(6 weeks total)
And! There will be a certificate ceremony on August 12th to recognize the youths’ achievements in the program.

If you want to sign up or learn more please contact Bonnie by emailfriendsofthecoves@gmail.com, or by phone 519-640-5397.

Please forward this message to anyone you think may be interested in, or benefit from this experience.

Thank you!

Bonnie Stocking
Communication and Outreach Intern
Friends of the Coves Subwatershed Inc
friendsofthecoves@gmail.com
519-640-5397

Thames River Rally Board Member

We are seeking applicants for three positions on the Thames River Rally Board of Directors.

What does Thames River Rally do?

Thames River Rally is a volunteer group that organizes monthly clean-ups of the Thames River within the city of London.

We believe that a healthy river is the lifeblood of a strong community.
We strive to find the most direct way to help Londoners get involved with cleaning up the Thames. We target one area of the river per rally. Volunteers are welcome to spend as much or as little time as they can afford.

TRR recognizes that there are several groups and organizations likewise motivated to clean up the Thames, and seek to build greater collaborative efforts with these initiatives.

What does the Thames River Rally Board of Directors do?

The Board of Directors oversees direction of Thames River Rally, and it assists with the leadership, organizational development and sustainability of the organization. This is a hands-on Board made up of action oriented individuals.

Who makes up the Thames River Rally Board of Directors?

The Thames River Rally Board of Directors are comprised of engaged and environmentally minded individuals. We aim to have leaders from diverse sectors who share a common passion for the natural environment.

This Board of Directors is “lean & mean”, meaning we make the most of our resources and time. We prefer concrete action and direct results. If you prefer being on a Board that takes on work such as scheduling social media posts, sending out volunteer emails and organizing collaborative events, this is the board for you!

What’s in it for you?

  • the opportunity to have an impact on keeping the Thames River clean
  • the opportunity to use your strengths and skills to help cultivate a strong, cohesive and empowered non-profit
  • the opportunity to gain project management, leadership, collaboration and program development skills
  • the opportunity to develop relationships with a wide variety of dynamic concerned citizens
  • the opportunity to experience a sense of accomplishment, contribution and connection to the community
  • oh, and we like to have fun while we do all of these amazing things

Do you care about the environment and a clean river?

We are seeking strong leaders with a broad range of strengths, skills and experience who are committed to hands on work and direct action to keep the Thames clean.

Specifically, we are seeking individuals who have experience and skills in:

  • Communications & Marketing
  • Social Media & Websites
  • Fundraising
  • Governance

We believe diversity is valuable and strive to involve representatives that reflects our community.

Meetings:

  • Board of Director meetings occur monthly (convenient dates determined as a group)

Expectations of the TRR Board of Directors:

Board of Directors are expected to be active participants in the Thames River Rally governance, activities, and support, committing to a minimum of 4 hours a month. This can be demonstrated through the following:

  • Participating in at least 75% of the BOD meetings each
  • Participating in a Thames River Rally cleanup at least once per
  • Working collaboratively and respectfully with other BOD members.
  • Communicating and promoting the Thames River Rally mission and events to the London community and public
  • Being alert to opportunities, funding and people that can benefit the Thames River Rally over the long term


Length
of term: BOD members serve 2-year terms, and may serve up to two consecutive 2-year terms. After a one-year break in service, former SC members become eligible to serve up to two additional 2-year terms.

Apply Online Now!

Application cut-off is June 30th 2017.

Seeking Steering Committee Members

 

What does the Steering Committee do?

The Steering Committee establishes and oversees policy and direction of the London Environmental Network, and it assists with the leadership, organizational development and sustainability of the Network.

Who makes up the LEN Steering Committee?

The London Environmental Network is made up of a combination of representatives of LEN organizations and the community at large. We aim to have a highly-skilled and knowledgeable leadership team that will both represent the membership of LEN and the diversity of our community to provide a strong foundation for the stability and growth of the network which exists to serve the environmental nonprofit sector in London.

What’s in it for you?

  • the opportunity to have an impact on building a healthy and sustainable city
  • the opportunity to use your strengths and skills to help cultivate a strong, cohesive and empowered non-profit environmental sector
  • the opportunity to gain project management, leadership, collaboration and program development skills
  • the opportunity to mentor and be mentored by community minded professionals and environmental leaders
  • the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of the environmental issues that impact all of us locally, provincially, nationally and globally
  • the opportunity to develop relationships with a wide variety of dynamic concerned citizens
  • the opportunity to experience a sense of accomplishment, contribution and connection to the community
  • oh, and we like to have fun while we do all of these amazing things

Are you experienced and do you have the time?

We are seeking strong leaders with a broad range of strengths, skills and experience who are committed to the role of a strong, cohesive and environmental non-profit community in building a healthy and sustainable community.

The long-term goal is for LEN to become incorporated, and that the Steering Committee would transition into a Board of Directors. It’s an exciting time to get involved!

Specifically, we are seeking individuals who have experience and skills in:

  • Communications & Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Governance
  • Program growth and development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Employee/volunteer engagement
  • Networking and Collaboration

We believe diversity is valuable and strive to involve representatives that reflects our community.

LEN’s Role

Mission and Goals

Our Mission (What we do)

The London Environmental Network (LEN) connects over 35 local non-profits and community groups working with an environmental focus.

We work to build strong, resilient organizations so they can be more effective at creating positive environmental change over the long term. The London Environmental Network also acts as a doorway into the environmental non-profit sector so Londoners can more easily learn about environmental efforts in our city and how to get involved.

Our Vision (Why we do it)

We believe that by cultivating a strong, cohesive and empowered environmental non-profit community, we will engage more Londoners in growing a healthy, sustainable city.

Our Goals (How we do it)

  • Facilitate collaboration between environmental organizations
  • Provide training and shared resources to make groups stronger and more effective
  • Empower member organizations to communicate their stories better and become more effective at making change
  • Be a central source for Londoners to learn about environmental groups, events and activities
  • Recruit volunteers and supporters for member organizations

Major responsibilities:

  • Provide high level oversight to the implementation of the LEN strategic plan including monitoring of goals and approving adjustments when necessary
  • Ensure that Network is accountable to funding sources in terms of deliverables
    and reporting
  • Act as an ambassador of LEN communicating its purpose and successes to the community and identifying opportunities for partnerships and collaboration
  • Drive resources (funding, people, opportunities) toward the Network
  • Create and participate in ad hoc and sub-committees to address specific or ongoing Network
  • Engage in succession planning for the London Environmental N

Meetings:

  • Steering Committee meetings occur monthly (convenient dates determined as a group)
  • Ad hoc and sub-committees meet as needed for their work

Composition of Steering Committee:

  • Thames Talbot Land Trust Executive Director
  • ReForest London Executive Director
  • Director, Environmental Programs & Solid Waste, City of London
  • 4 representatives from LEN Member groups
  • 4 additional community members with appropriate experience and fit

Expectations:

Steering Committee members are expected to be active participants in the London Environmental Network’s governance, activities, and support, committing to a minimum of 4 hours a month. This can be demonstrated through the following:

  • Participating in at least 75% of the Steering Committee meetings each
  • Serving on at least one ad hoc or sub-committee of the Steering Committee.
  • Participating as a London Environmental Network representative in at least one public event per
  • Working collaboratively and respectfully with other Steering Committee
  • Communicating and promoting the London Environmental Network’s mission and Member organizations in the London community and public
  • Communicating and promoting to LEN Member organizations the value of membership both for individual groups and for the whole sector
  • Being alert to opportunities, funding and people that can benefit the London Environmental Network over the long term
  • Becoming familiar with the London Environmental Network’s finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.

Length of term: Steering Committee (SC) members serve 2-year terms, and may serve up to two consecutive 2-year terms. After a one-year break in service, former SC members become eligible to serve up to two additional 2-year terms.

Apply Online Now!

Application cut-off is June 5th 2017. New members will be presented to the public on June 14th 2017.

The London Block Parent Program is recruiting!

The London Block Parent Program is looking for an organized and personable volunteer to serve as their Volunteer Update Coordinator.

Description of Duties

Duties for this position involve calling and emailing volunteers to inform them of outstanding or coming due police re-screenings, and updating volunteer files. This position contributes to the organization’s overall mission by helping us reach time sensitive goals, allowing Program Coordinator’s time to be able to focus on programs, and keeping volunteer files to date, as mandated by funders.

Time Commitment: Flexible duration and weekly time commitment
Suitable for: Adults (18+)
Preferred Skills: Pleasant and respectful manner when communicating with volunteers
Comfortable with email/phone
Experience with Microsoft Excel and databases (asset)
Skill Development Offered: This volunteer will be able to experience working in a small not-for-profit office setting and working with with volunteer management. They will gain skills using a database and Microsoft Excel. They will have the opportunity to attend community events and expand their local network.
Accessibility Information: Office is accessible. Language skills need to be strong enough to communicate to volunteers necessary action items and to extract and input specific information.

To apply, contact Peggy or Maureen at londonblockparent@outlook.com, or by phone at 519-661-5855. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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London Cycle Link is Recruiting!

London Cycle Link is looking for a Treasurer/Budget Officer to join their team!

 

Description of Duties

The treasurer/budget officer will maintain financial records and help to develop an annual budget to support group activities. The position holder will also help with grant applications.

Time Commitment: Long-term (6+ months), 1-2 hours weekly
Suitable For: Adults (18+)
Preferred Skills: Experience as a treasurer (necessary)
Experience developing a budget for a small non-profit (asset)
Fundraising and grant writing experience (asset)
Skill Development Offered: Through this position, the volunteer will learn how to run the financial operations of a non-profit and will contribute to the development of social enterprise as the group expands.
Accessibility Information: The position is open to all candidates with experience as an accountant.

To apply for this position contact Tim Pearson at timothy.pearson@gmail.com or 519-318-4824. Applications will be accepted on a rolling-basis until the position is filled.

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Go Wild Grow Wild Assistant

Go Wild Grow Wild Assistant

Description of Duties

Go Wild Grow Wild is a one day event to link people with the places and organizations to help them Get Out and Enjoy Canada’s Deep South.  Over 90 exhibitors and sponsors will be there on April 2, 2016 with demonstrations, live animal presentations, workshops and booth to teach, share, and empower people to gain an appreciation and get more active to protect its biodiversity.  Volunteers would be assisting in helping set up of workshop spaces, exhibitor booths etc on the pre-expo day and assist in workshops, demonstrations, live animal presentations, and assist attendees/exhibitors on the expo day.

Event Date: April 2, 2016
Time Commitment: 
One-time
Suitability:  Individual adults (18+), Family (adult, youth)
Preferred Skills: Good interpersonal skills, friendly/helpful, technical skills would be an asset
Skills Volunteers Will Develop: Logistics implementation, customer relations. Orientation provided.
Accessibility Information: This facility is accessible to those with mobility issues.   The position will have a range of duties and can be suited based on the volunteer’s needs.

To apply for this position, contact Lauren Selby at lselby@gowildgrowwild.ca or 519-994-4236 by March 25, 2016.
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Volunteer Opportunity: Mantis Festival

We need Volunteers!

mantisMantis is a lot of fun, with a little something for everyone! Please consider volunteering with us on Saturday August 8th from 8:00am-11:00am (set-up), and 4:00pm-7:00pm (tear-down).

Specifically, we need volunteers to help vendors bring their wares from their cars to their tables to set up and doing the same in reverse to tear down.

If there are students out there who need their community hours for school, or you’re a community minded person who wants to help, we need you!

Please email us for more information: mantis.festival@gmail.com

 

EcoStation volunteer opportunity at Ilderton 164th Fall Fair

Join Thames Region Ecological Association (TREA) volunteers as we help green the Ilderton 164th Fall Fair on October 2 – 4. This large Agricultural & Homecraft event that includes displays, Midway, Horse Shows, Livestock Shows & Auctions, Children’s events, Parade, Demo Derby and more.

Volunteers are needed to help fair attendees use the on-site EcoStations for composting and recycling. This is a great opportunity for high school students to earn their volunteer hours during the summer.

Admission to the Fair for TREA volunteers is free – sign up early to get the shift that works best for you as this is a popular volunteer event. Email volunteer@trea.ca to register.

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EcoStation volunteer opportunity at Home County Music and Arts Festival

Join Thames Region Ecological Association (TREA) volunteers as we ensure the Home County Music and Arts Festival remains the most environmentally-friendly festival in London.

Volunteers are needed on July 17 – 19 at Victoria Park to help educate attendees on proper sorting of recycling, compost and waste items at our EcoStations in Victoria Park.

This is a great opportunity for high school students to earn their volunteer hours during the summer.

Multiple shifts are available at this one-of-a-kind event. Email volunteer@trea.ca to register.

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