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Positions: Advisory Board Members (volunteers)
Type: advisory board (unpaid)
Organization: Stone Soup Network
Location: Toronto, Ottawa or anywhere in Ontario

The Stone Soup Network is seeking volunteer Advisory Board Members, from diverse backgrounds and rich personal experiences to devote roughly 10 hours per month to the Stone Soup Network and its various projects.

What is the Stone Soup Network?

The Stone Soup Network is focused on creating long-term impact by helping to build healthier, more socially cohesive communities. In the past year Stone Soup Network provided more than 1000 gifts of much needed products and services to families and individuals in need thanks to the local businesses who donated goods and services such as pharmacy gift cards for isolated seniors, and new books for homebound, eager young readers. Our online database keeps a list of donated products (movie tickets, clothes, store gift cards, or other merchandise) and services (legal, dental, personal, financial) and makes them available to the “social connectors” of the community, people like social workers or religious leaders. They help make the connection between the donations and the people who need them most.

The Stone Soup Network garners support from local businesses who operate in their local communities. It’s easy for them to bring their products to their consumers because their consumers are nearby. By cutting down on these miles, people are reducing the environmental impact of transportation. 
"I had the opportunity to try products that I have never tried before, such as organic food" 
"Getting vouchers has been of great help for my family, because I had a chance to get organic products, and eat healthier”

Who are we looking for?

  • Secretary — organize and distribute the board agenda, record minutes of the meeting, and communicate board decisions to staff.
  • Treasurer — work with SSN administrator and bookkeeper to bring accurate finances and recommendations to board.
  • Communications — develop communication strategy that leverages social media channels and opportunities to promote SSN Developing strategies to increase awareness/profile of organizations (e.g. membership base, partnership capacities etc.)
  • Governance — develop governance policy, board performance evaluation, and maintain oversight of implementation of bylaws. Working with our lawyer to navigate expansion to other neighbourhoods.
  • Legal — work with our lawyer to navigate expansion to other neighbourhoods. Serve as subject matter expert on areas related to partnership agreements, charitable tax law, social enterprise, and other areas where legal expertise may be valuable.

Questions or to apply...

Interested applicants can inquire for more information and/or send resumes to . Due to limited volunteer resources, we will only be able to reach out to candidates being considered for an interview. We hope to have people onboard for our first (virtual) fall Board meeting on Monday, September 20 (6:00 - 8:00 pm).

We’re grateful to you for your interest!

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Aug 10 2021    ID: 60918