Volunteer

Board of Directors:

The Federation of Calgary Communities is currently recruiting for prospective Board of Directors positions. This is a voluntary position that will help you:

  • Gain a sense of belonging and accomplishment
  • Expand your network
  • Set a positive example as a community leader
  • Impact the broader Calgary community
  • Contribute to a cause you care about in a strategic big picture manner

At the Federation we want you to get something back from your volunteer experience.

What is required from you?

As a member of the board you are responsible for the effective governance of the organization.  You need to be prepared for each meeting by reading the materials and by participating in the conversations and decisions.

Time Commitment

6-8 hours per month for a director, and 8-10 hours per month for executive directors (President, Vice President, Treasurer or Secretary).

Requirements

  • Commitment to the objects and work of the organization
  • Lending your knowledge and skills in one or more areas: governance, policy, finance, planning, organizational development, marketing/communications, personnel and advocacy. We are currently in need of those that may combine any of these skills with specialty skills in legal, human resources, IT, and urban planning.  Of course, we are always looking for board members with these skills from our membership.
  • The Federation is committed to a culture of inclusiveness, equality, and diversity. We encourage applications from all individuals regardless of gender, race, heritage and physical and mental abilities.

Application deadline is March 29, 2018.

Resumes should be sent to board@calgarycommunities.com

 

Internal Committees:

The Federation of Calgary Communities has five internal Standing Committees organized to provide support to the Board of Directors. A Federation of Calgary Communities Board member chairs each committee, with the members being other Federation of Calgary Communities Board members or interested individuals from the community at large who have skills or expertise in the following areas:

  1. Finance – to review current financial policies and develop policies that will meet the future financial needs to sustain a healthy organization.
  2. Stakeholder Engagement – to focus on communications and fund development efforts with the organization’s various stakeholders.
  3. Organizational Support and Advocacy – to ensure that the Federation of Calgary Communities and community associations continue to be organizations that are effective and efficient in delivering services.
  4. Urban Planning – to work with staff to address planning-related matters that have citywide implications and provide education and resources to community associations (note that many individual community associations have planning, transportation or environment committees and are also seeking volunteers).
  5. Nominations– to solicit appropriate and qualified candidates to serve on the Federation of Calgary Communities Board of Directors.

If you find one of the above committees of interest and would like to be considered as member, please contact our office at (403) 244-4111 or send an e-mail for more information.

 

External Committees:

The Federation of Calgary Communities has representation on a number of external committees with mandates related to community and the quality of life in Calgary. Staff members represent the Federation on some committees, and board members or other volunteers on others. If you are interested in our external committees, please contact our office at (403) 244-4111 or send an e-mail.

 

Casino Volunteering:

Once every 18 months the Federation of Calgary Communities receives a license to host a Casino. It takes 40 volunteers to fill the positions for a two-day casino. There are two shift options:

the DAY SHIFT is from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm and

the NIGHT SHIFT is from 6:00 pm to 3:00 am.

If you are interested in assisting us, please call our office at (403) 244-4111 or email your name and telephone number to be included in our casino database. Since this is an annual event, we keep your information on file.

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Last Modified: February 6, 2018