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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 VCH Health Promotion Community Investments for their generous support of this learning opportunity!

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Virginia Hong

Virginia is a collaborative leader with over 25 years of progressive experience in the non-profit and post-secondary education sectors. As the Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the University of British Columbia’s incredible fundraising team, Virginia specializes in working with strategic and complex donor relationships that provide enriching support for the University community. Virginia is committed to being in service to her community and has recently provided her time and energy to the work of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society, St. James Music Academy, Camp Fircom Society and is now a Knowledge Philanthropist with Vantage Point. Virginia holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Non-Profit Studies from Mount Royal University and a Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, as well as certifications in Volunteer Management, Legacy Giving and Fundraising Management. 


Feb 22 2024


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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