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About the Position
Position # 3351
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 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.

The Greater Victoria Women's Shelter Society (GVWSS) is currently seeking passionate volunteers to join our board of directors!
Description We are actively seeking members who have experience with marketing and fund development. We are in the process of redeveloping our fundraising strategy to uphold our high-impact children's counsellor program. This program helps children who have left situations of intimate partner violence with their mothers begin to process their experience, connect in a supportive environment, develop a sense of safety, and begin a healing journey.

We are seeking board members who have shared values around safe housing, ending gender-based violence, consensus decision making, and understanding inequality from an intersectional, feminist perspective. We consider lived-experience as a member of an equity-seeking group, experiencing housing insecurity, or surviving intimate partner violence to be an asset.

To apply 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 up to 5 hours a month outside of board meetings. Able to commit at least 2 years to board membership.
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entrance, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest Boards/Committees, Events/Fundraising, Housing
Skill(s) Collaboration, Public and Media Relations, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Time Management, Fund Development, Event Management
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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