Are you passionate about children who are blind or partially sighted reaching their full potential? Are you forward thinking, reliable, organized, and like to contribute your skills and ideas? Do you have some skills in fund development, marketing, media relations, human resources, communications and social media, government relations, or event planning? If so, then we’d love you to join the Blind Beginnings Board of Directors!
Our Board meets nine times per year at our offices in New Westminster. Meetings are from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and are usually the last Wednesday of the month. Board members who live outside the Lower Mainland join the meetings via teleconference. Our expectation is that, in addition to attending monthly meetings, Board members contribute 3 to 5 hours per month by actively engaging in projects and assisting with the running of the organization.
If you would like to join our Board, please submit a letter of interest stating why you are interested in volunteering in this role. Please also include what skills and qualifications you feel you could contribute to move our Vision and Mission forward. To view our mandate and how our organization is unique, click here. Our bylaws state that a minimum of 60 percent of the Board must be blind or partially sighted, or be a family member of a child or youth who is blind or partially sighted. So, when you submit your application, let us know any connections you have to the blind community.
Our Nominations Committee will review all letters of interest and present a slate of nominees to be elected at the Blind Beginnings AGM on Saturday, June 23, 2018. All letters of interest should be sent to our Executive Director, Shawn Marsolais, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, June 11, 2018. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shawn Marsolais at 604-434-7243 or toll free at: 1-866-736-8620.
Thank you for your interest in Blind Beginnings. We look forward to hearing from you.