Free Geek Vancouver Board Members
Board members of Free Geek Vancouver are responsible for overseeing the governance and finances of the organization. We are looking for candidates to fill two-year positions starting after our AGM in September 2019. A time commitment of 5 to 10 hours per month is required.
About Free Geek:
We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the environmental impact of electronic waste by diverting unwanted computers from landfills through recycling and reuse.
We accept donations by individuals and organizations, and aim to reuse as much as possible. Computers are rebuilt and tested by volunteers, and are donated to local non-profits and charities in need, or sold at affordable prices in our thrift store. Through this, we are able to ensure technology can get to those who need it.
What cannot be reused is sent to local recyclers who will process it in a way that is ethically and environmentally responsible.
Free Geek Vancouver aims to provide an inclusive space; we encourage all candidates to apply to help us create a diverse voice.
- Attend monthly board meetings
- Attend yearly Annual General Meeting
- Attend Extraordinary General Meetings as needed
- Plan and participate in commitees as needed
- Promote Free Geek Vancouver and its mission
- Plan or attend special events of interest
- Execute general board responsibilities
- Provide operational oversight
We are looking for skilled individuals with a passion for activism, environmentalism, technology, or helping the community. Previous board experience is an asset, but not required. Candidates should have knowledge or experience in at least one of the following areas:
- Business development
- Grant writing
- Human resources
- Financial management
- Event planning and outreach
- Minuting meetings
Directors are expected to possess the ability to work collaboratively as a team and communicate efficiently.
Regrettably, the Free Geek Vancouver premises are not wheelchair accessible.