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Vantage Point's Volunteering on Non-Profit Boards workshop.

Volunteering on (Non-Profit) Boards: How and Why to Join a Board

Volunteering on (Non-Profit) Boards: Why and How to Join a Board

Become a Board member of a non-profit organization!

Learn more about what it means to be a non-profit board member and how you can contribute in a meaningful way – to benefit both you and your community!

Volunteering on (Non-Profit) Boards: Why and How to Join a Board workshop is designed specifically to help people from equity seeking groups, such as people with disabilities, people from Black and Indigenous communities and People of Colour, and newcomers to Canada to build skills, knowledge and confidence to participate in non-profit boards.

In this half-day workshop, you will learn how to engage as a volunteer in your community, which types of non-profit organizations work in British Columbia, different structures, types of non-profit leadership and decision making, and what it means to be a Board member.

Vantage Point offers this workshop for free to individuals in BC with no or limited (less than one year) experience in non-profit board governance, who are able to participate in English, and who identify as one or more of the following:
• Youth (aged 18-35)
• Indigenous
• Black
• Person of colour
• Person with disability
• Newcomers to Canada

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify different types of non-profit organizations, non-profit leadership and decision making.
  • Assess your strengths, opportunities, and availability for various forms of volunteer work in non-profit organizations.
  • Examine expectations and risks associated with being a Board member.
  • Identify practical next steps to look for and select from available board opportunities.

Suggested Participants:

This workshop is ideal for people who are new to the non-profit sector in British Columbia, want to develop a better understanding of its leadership and decision-making processes, and are looking for ways to engage in their communities and express their voices.

Workshop Benefits:

  • Learn how to express your voice in your community.
  • Expand your knowledge of community engagement.
  • Expand your network.
  • Learn about other people’s volunteer experiences.

Thank you to our partner VCH Health Promotion Community Investments for their generous support of this learning opportunity!

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Ashley Ekelund

Ashley is a highly-organized, self-directed, and strategic project manager with over 15 years of experience in non-profit
administration, leadership, and strategic planning.

Grateful to be born and raised on Secwépemc territory in Kamloops BC, Ashley is deeply committed to social service and environmental connection. She holds a Masters degree in Politics and International Development, has spent 10 years working in the social development sector both in BC and abroad, 5 years in the tourism sector, and now 5 years in the conservation and environmental project management field. She has a particular interest in strategic planning and organizational sustainability and has honed her public speaking and facilitation skills from a very young age.

Ashley also recently completed a Professional Certificate in Management and Leadership through Royal Roads University and is excited to apply her diverse experience in multiple sectors to the unique and inspiring work of Vantage Point.


Jun 25 2024


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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