Small Grants Committee Member
This volunteer position is only for the residents of Surrey. The Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program is intended to support residents to organize small projects/events in their neighbourhoods that will improve the community socially, physically or culturally. Grants, ranging from $50 to $1000 per project , are available to apply. A resident commit reviews all applications and decides which ones will receive funding.
The Neighbourhood Grants Committee (NGC) promotes the Neighbourhood Small Grants program within their communities. They make grant decisions and mentor grant recipients. The NGC plays an important role in the ongoing success of the NSG Program. You will need to be a resident of Surrey in order to be considered for this volunteer role.
The following are some of the important responsibilities of NGC members.
Promotion: Promote the NSG program through word of mouth, e-mail, social media, posters, and other means.
Grant reviewing: Review project proposals and make recommendations for funding in line with NSG principles, goals and program guidelines.
Assisting community gatherings: Assist in planning and conducting an orientation/cheque presentation session for NSG project leaders and a program celebration and/or wrap-up session.
Mentorship: Support NSG project leaders by answering questions during the application submission stage, providing them advice as they plan their projects as needed, and attend their events/projects and offer encouragement
Storytelling: Share stories about projects that stood out for reaching a milestone, overcoming a challenge, showed more creativity, and/or had significant participation with other Advisory Committee members, the Program Coordinator, and Vancouver Foundation.
Feedback: Provide feedback and reflection on the NSG Program to the Program Coordinator and Vancouver Foundation for improving the grant-making process and the overall program.
Recruitment: Identify individuals from within the community as potential committee members and make recommendations for recruitment to the Program Coordinator.
Be resident of Surrey
Be at least 16 years of age
Have good communication and interpersonal skills
Enjoy engaging the public
Be passionate about community