Volunteer Types: Board Leadership
Organization types: Environmental/Animals
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: April 20, 2023
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Do you have previous charitable board experience and are passionate for birds? You may have what it takes to join our Board of Directors.

Position: Board of Directors, Director

Type: Volunteer

Organization: Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre

Location: Ottawa, ON

Average Hours: 10 hours monthly

The Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre is a wild bird rehabilitation in the Ottawa region, caring for thousands of injured, orphaned and ill birds each year. This is an exciting, yet challenging time for the Centre, as it has committed to building a new facility on a 17+ parcel of land located on McCarton Road, and is currently in the site plan control process phase of pre-construction.

We are looking for new board members who are strategic thinkers, passionate about birds, and share our vision, mission and values. We strive to have a diverse board with a wide variety of skills, backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Regular Board meetings occur bi-monthly by Zoom.

Principle Duties

Governs the organization using its bylaws, policies and procedures
Participates in Board Meetings and related meetings as required
Prepares for and participates in deliberations of the Board
Support the ongoing development and implementation of a long-term vision and strategic plan
Stays informed about related about related issues that may affect the Centre
Be available to provide specific expertise as required
Support the implementation of the Centre’s mission
Make a meaningful personal financial commitment to the Centre

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Passionate about birds and nature
Excellent inter-personal and communications skills
High ethical standards
Critical & strategic thinking
Previous experience serving on a charity or non-profit board (preferred)

Specific Experience Sought

Professional engineering, currently licensed (civil or geotechnical)

To apply for a position on our Board, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by April 20. Please answer the following questions in your cover letter:

Why do you want to become a board member of the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre?
How do you see yourself helping the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre to achieve its vision and mission?

Applicants under consideration will be contacted for a personal interview with the members of the Nominating Committee in early May.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
The volunteer will broaden their knowledge of wild bird care issues and the challenges of supporting the the Centre and the staff.
How will the organization benefit?
The Centre will benefit from having the benefit of their expertise in their particular field of expertise as well as their strong and supportive work ethic in guiding the Centre through these challenging times.
Volunteer location:
822 Cedarview Road Nepean, Ontario


Juliette Marczuk
@Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre
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This position would be great for: Adults
Number of Positions Available: 1
Good for people interested in: Board Leadership
You will be helping with: Animals

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