Volunteer Board Member (virtual volunteer opportunity)

(Independent Living Services Simcoe County, Barrie, Community Development and Training and Consultation)

Position ID: V-BAR0171
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2023
Last Full Update: 24 Aug 2023

Opportunity Details: Volunteer Board Member (virtual volunteer opportunity)


ILS Simcoe County Volunteer Board Member

Independent Living Services Simcoe County (ILS) is looking for volunteer Board Members (virtual volunteer opportunity) to join our team of dedicated people working to build and strengthen communities in Simcoe County. ILS is a non-profit organization that works to help people remain active members of their communities and thrive as independent individuals in their own homes. We provide individualized support for people with disabilities and seniors to promote independent living and create real relationships.

Contact Michelle Hughes, Administrative Assistant, Independent Living Services Simcoe County; Phone: 705-737-3263; Fax: 705-737-1874; Email: ilssimcoe@ilssimcoe.ca

Click here to view Volunteer Board Member posting on INDEED

Working with our team, you will:

  • Oversee the governance of the agency and ensure that ILS achieves outcomes consistent with our Mission and Vision in accordance with our mandate and strategic plan
  • Ensure ILS operates in a fiscally sound and prudent manner
  • Lead/participate in a committee or sub-committee
  • Contribute to a positive board culture of teamwork, communications, learning/growth and results
  • Be an avid proponent of ILS's success, and inform others about ILS, its Mission, Vision, and programs
More Info Link www.ilssimcoe.ca
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Board of Directors
Skills/Experience Generally, we are looking for community individuals with the following qualities: 
• Commitment to and understanding of ILS’s mission and strategic directions 
• Knowledge of meeting procedures, governance policies and the general function of a governance board supporting a not-for-profit agency 
• The personal commitment to devote the time necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of a member of the ILS Board of Directors 
We have identified that our Board would benefit from one or more of the following: 
• Persons with lived experience who have volunteer or work experience in the healthcare sector and/or community support services in Simcoe County.
Commitment Length Long Term (More than 1 year) - The term of service for ILS Board Members is 3 years ; Time Commitment: 
The Board of Directors will hold regular board meetings not less than six times a year, at least once per quarter plus the AGM in September. Additional committee meetings are held throughout the year. The meetings are held in the early evenings in Barrie. Participating virtually is also an option. The term of service for ILS board members is 3 years.
Interaction Level Small Group ; Virtual Volunteering
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; In keeping with our continuing efforts towards greater representation, we welcome applicants with relevant lived experience and candidates with a broad reflection of identities including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), LGBTQ2SI+, age, abilities and socioeconomic background. 
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), ILS provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication supports at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance by contacting jobs@ilssimcoe.ca or phoning (705) 737-3263. 
ILS offices are located in Simcoe County. We acknowledge that the land on which we work in is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabek Nation. The Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Nations have also walked on the territory over time. We acknowledge the enduring presence of Indigenous people and are grateful to have the opportunity to be present in the territory.
Location Simcoe County
Number of Positions Barrie ; Collingwood ; Elmvale ; Midland ; Orillia ; Oro Station ; Oro-Medonte ; Penetanguishene ; Simcoe County ; Springwater ; Wasaga Beach 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Please apply to jobs@ilssimcoe.ca or click on link to posting on Indeed, above. 
We are grateful for all expressions of interest. Our nominating process will seek to select candidates whose skills and experience fill gaps and complement those of other board members.
Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ILSsimcoe
Community Sets Barrie ; South Simcoe ; VC - North Simcoe ; VC - Orillia & Area ; VC - Simcoe County ; VC - Simcoe, Muskoka, Parry Sound District, Bruce, Grey, Peterborough & Northumberland

Agency Details: Independent Living Services Simcoe County, Barrie, Community Development and Training and Consultation

Office Phone 705-737-3263
Toll Free Phone 1-800-465-1133
Fax 705-737-1874
E-Mail ilssimcoe@ilssimcoe.ca
Website www.ilssimcoe.ca
Address & Map
15 Cedar Pointe Dr
Unit 10
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 5R7