Volunteer on the Board of Directors - Ten Oaks Project

Join the Board

The Ten Oaks Project is led by a volunteer Board of Directors. We’re a governance and support board and look 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 donations, events, and individual donors), supporting 2SLGBTQ+ children, youth, and families, strategic planning, and summer camping. Board appointments are for two-year, renewable terms (up to six years total).

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 is an average of five hours per week. This includes board meetings (usually every two month for the majority of the year) and one annual weekend board retreat in Ottawa.  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 held in Ottawa. Board members who face 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.

Please note: Due to our insurance requirements, 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.

how to apply

We are not currently accepting applications for the Board of Directors. We will post opportunities on this page as they arise.