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Position # 2954
OrganizationGreater Victoria Women's Shelter Society
Position Director at Large - Greater Victoria Women's Shelter Society Volunteer
Impact Statement The Greater Victoria Women’s Shelter Society is a small non-profit community group with a mandate to provide supportive housing for women and their children. Our organization has a strong commitment to feminist principles.

Our current central program is Margaret Laurence House which provides second stage housing and support for mothers and their children leaving situations of intimate partner violence.

We believe that safe housing is a fundamental right.
Description The Greater Victoria Women's Shelter Society (GVWSS) is currently seeking passionate volunteers to join our board of directors!

We are looking for women who can commit to a minimum of two years with the organization and who have flexibility for monthly meetings, as well as approximately 5 hours a month for various projects. We are looking for women who have shared values around safe housing, ending violence against women and gender-based violence, consensus decision making, and understanding inequality from an inter sectional, feminist perspective. Lived experience is considered an asset.

We are actively seeking women who have previously worked on or with a nonprofit board, or have similar financial or management experiences.


If you are interested in applying for one of these open director positions, please email us at info@gvwss.org with:

· a one-page letter of interest

· a copy of your resume
Training Details Onboarding support and mentorship
Minimum Duration More than 1 year
Timing Weekday - Evening, Anytime
Time Detail One board meeting each month, and approximately 5 hours a month outside of board meetings
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entrance, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest Boards/Committees, Housing
Skill(s) Collaboration, Financial Planning, Ethical Framework, Self-Motivation
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website https://www.gvwss.org/
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Angi Ross
Address box 5291 victoria, v8r 6n4
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