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Become trained to offer support and lead group sessions providing feeding & parenting support to other parents. Keep logs of supporting, track hours, remain in good communication with the program coordinator.
Volunteers in this role are required to have had breastfeed or chestfeeding experience. Please consider joining this program as an administrative support or in a health promotion role if you do not have breast or chest feeding experience.
Guelph CHC acknowledges the importance of Peer-led work and offers 20 hours of training for this position but also ask for a minimum 6 month commitment.
One of our strategic aims to build capacity in our community. Volunteers in this role must have a connection to Guelph.
Administrative support volunteers work with the program coordinator and support data collection, scheduling volunteers, program evaluation entry, assist with digital marketing plan development and distribution of promotional material.
This would be a great role for someone who is interested in learning more about breast or chestfeeding, program coordination and promotion or needs to get their 40 OSSD hours.
IMPORTANT information: Volunteers in this role do not need breast or chestfeeding experience. They do need to have an enthusiastic and positive attitude towards breast or chestfeeding and human milk.
- Serve as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director as s/he develops and implements Hopewell’s strategic plan;
- Review outcomes and metrics created by Hopewell for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings;
- Stay informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports;
- Partner with the Executive Director and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out;
- Serve on committees or work groups and taking on special assignments;
- Represent Hopewell to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization, including supporting all fundraising efforts;
- Ensure Hopewell’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the community Hopewell serves;
- Contribute to the annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director.
Board members are community minded and key contributors to our organization.
Victor Davis Board Members:
• Establish, evaluate, and carry out our mission and strategic plan,
• Oversee and ensure the financial health of the organization,
• Ensure the organization has competent staff/management to: Carry out the day to day operations, Meet the requirements of tenants, funders and legislation, Direct operations, including policy development and risk management
• Maintain effective relations with funders and the community, acting on committees with fellow board and community members.
• Meet every two months (Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov), on the last Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. electronically or in person at the building.
Our recent strategic plan and Board skills matrix highlighted a need for board members with either legal, property management or maintenance skills who wants to make a difference in our community.
The Board of Directors is made up of 8 members who use creativity and critical thinking skills to manage the affairs of the Corporation and have a commitment to social housing and our community, and act in the interest of the organization at all times, and not in personal or other group interest. The organization carries $5 million dollars Directors and Officers Liability insurance.