Volunteer on the Board of Directors - Ten Oaks

Join the Board

The Ten Oaks Project is led by a volunteer Board of Directors with representation from both Ottawa and Toronto. We’re a governance and support board and are looking for individuals who come with a variety of skills and experiences in areas such as anti-oppressive practices, communications, community engagement, non-profit financial management, fundraising (corporate donors, events, and individual donors), LGBTQ+ children and youth, LGBTQ+ families, strategic planning, and summer camps. Board appointments are for two-year, renewable terms.

We are committed to affecting change in the lives of our families and participants and to having a Board that represents our families and participants. We strive for Board that is a racially and ethnically diverse, queer-positive, anti-ageist, gender-varied, economically-mixed and multi-able.

time commitment

The time commitment for board members averages five hours per week. This includes board meetings (usually once per month for the majority of the year) and one or two board retreats per year.  Additionally, board members will also take on some of the work of the organization, focused either on specific projects (for example, organizing one of our major fundraisers) or the day-to-day operations of the organization (managing finances, human resources, setting high-level policy, etc.). Work can be organized to accommodate individual needs (ie. concentrated in certain parts of the year or spread out more evenly).

board meeting logistics

Board meetings are chaired from Ottawa with Toronto board members usually meeting together and joining via video conferencing. Board members outside Ottawa or Toronto or who face other barriers to attending meetings in person (ie. child care, etc.) may choose to join board meetings by teleconference but are expected to attend the retreats in person.

how to apply

We are accepting applications for the Board of Directors on a rolling basis. Along with your resume, please submit an application form via email.

In keeping with the Ten Oaks Project’s commitment to equity, applicants are strongly encouraged to self-identify in their applications. We strongly encourage BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of colour) and transfeminine folks to apply.

Please note: Board members who visit our programs and/or volunteer at our events where there are children under the age of 16 must provide a clear Police Records Check for the Vulnerable Sector.