Join Our Team — Board Member

Blind Beginnings General Board Member

September 2019

Since 2008, Blind Beginnings Society has envisioned a world where seeing things differently inspires limitless potential for children in BC who are blind or partially sighted. Through educational and experiential workshops, pre-employment training, summer camps, recreational activities and individualized counselling, Blind Beginnings offers these youth opportunities to develop skills, confidence and independence.

We are currently seeking individuals from throughout British Columbia to join our Board of Directors who have the following experience:

  • Development or Real Estate
  • Finance or Accounting
  • Knowledge of and connection to the Blind or Partially Sighted Community

We are looking for candidates who are invested in helping us sharpen our strategic direction and strengthen our future, who have not-for-profit experience, and a desire to support young people in BC who are blind or partially sighted.

Expectations:

  • Alignment with our Mission
  • Attend monthly board meetings
  • Serve on a committee
  • Attend events as required

Volunteers who contribute their time and knowledge on our Board can expect the opportunity to influence the future growth and success of Blind Beginnings, to develop meaningful relationships with fellow board and committee members, staff and community, and to gain knowledge and build skills in the area of Board governance.

The time commitment is approximately 4 to 5 hours per month which includes committee work. Board meetings are usually held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the evening.

To Apply:

Please apply with a resume and cover letter to: shawn@blindbeginning.ca

Interviews will take place in July and August 2019.

Blind Beginnings strives to ensure our Board of Directors reflects the needs of the community we serve. We aim for a diversity of backgrounds including ethnicity, gender, age, regional representation and cultural background.