Free Geek Vancouver Board Members

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Position description: 

Board members of Free Geek Vancouver are responsible for overseeing the governance and financials of the organization.

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.

We are seeking interim Directors for positions starting ASAP, which will be held until our next AGM in September 2019. A time commitment of 5 to 10 hours per month is required.

Free Geek Vancouver aims to provide an inclusive space; we encourage all candidates to apply to help us create a diverse voice.

Deliverables/Duties: 
  • 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
Qualifications: 

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
  • Marketing
  • Grant writing
  • Human resources
  • Financial management
  • Event planning and outreach
  • Communications
  • Minuting meetings

Directors are expected to possess the ability to work collaboratively as a team and communicate efficiently.

Role is suitable for: 
Student
Adult
People with physical disabilities
Additional Information: 

Regrettably, the Free Geek Vancouver premises are not wheelchair accessible.

How to apply: 
Please email with your resume and cover letter.
Contact person: 
Michele White
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Education & Research
Environment & Animals
Volunteerism
Mission:
Free Geek is a nonprofit community organization that reduces the environmental impact of waste electronics by reusing and recycling donated technology. Through community engagement we provide education, job skills training, and free or low cost computers to the public.
Position type:
Board Role:
Yes
Number of volunteers required:
2
Position start/end date:
26 Jan 2019 to 12 Sep 2019
Time Committment:
5 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend, Virtual
Work location:
Free Geek Vancouver
1820 Pandora Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 1M5