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Position: Board Members
Type: Directors (unpaid/volunteer) 
 Take Me Outside 
 from home, anywhere in Canada

Take Me Outside is seeking dedicated, enthusiastic individuals who share our vision for a future in which spending time outside playing, exploring, being and learning is a regular and significant part of every student’s day. If you want to help us get children and youth outside (more), off screens (more) and re-connecting to nature, we want to hear from you.

We are looking for 3-4 Directors to round out our Board. Our priority needs include the following bullets, however all strong applications will be considered – just let us know how you think you can help us grow our reach and impact.

  • Experience in bookkeeping and accounting (we have a Treasurer position for the right candidate)
  • Experience in marketing and communications in our Twitterized world (SM analytics a particular need)
  • Experience in apparel retail and/or social enterprise development (a.k.a. business development)
  • Fundraising – there is always more help needed in that department – we’re especially interested in someone that has experience with sponsorships and negotiating corporate partnerships
  • Representation across Canada encouraged – the East, Central and North especially, need some filling out on our Board

Expectations & time commitment

  • Monthly Board Calls, including prep time: 1.5 hours/month. All our meetings take place over the phone so there is no travel time.
  • Committee participation, including some prep work and calls – 1 hour /month on average (varies by committee and identified priorities)
  • Representing the organisation- being an ambassador for the organisation and the cause – this may involve periodic meetings or calls
  • Prior experience on a Board of Directors is welcome but not a prerequisite

About Take Me Outside

Take Me Outside (TMO) is a Canadian non-profit committed to raising awareness about and facilitating action on nature connection and outdoor learning in schools across Canada. We believe in a future in which spending time outside playing, exploring, being and learning is a regular and significant part of every student’s day. We work collaboratively with other organizations, school boards and individuals to encourage children and youth to spend more time outside through various projects and initiatives.

For the last 8 years we have run a very successful campaign to encourage teachers to take their students outside. Take Me Outside Day, held at the end of October each year, has seen tremendous uptake and interest over the years and teachers, especially, have told us they are ready for more. With over 1000 schools and 200,000 individual participants in the 2018 Take Me Outside Day, we are ready to launch more fun outdoor campaigns and initiatives. As we grow our work and presence, we need help from like-minded individuals. We are building our internal capacity and are looking for additional Directors to join our Board and Management team.

Directors are expected to participate in monthly meetings (over the phone), join committees as aligned with their interest and experiences, support good governance and engage in organisational development (from strategic planning to fundraising support).

It’s easy to apply

If this aligns with your passion and you have some time to offer, along with some of the above skillsets, we would love to hear from you. Please send an e-mail with attached resume to with the subject line: Board of Directors. Please outline your interest in joining the TMO Board, the skills you bring and include which part of the country you live in. We are accepting applications through January 2019.

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For more info about TMO visit, #takemeoutside,

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 27 2018    ID: 49925