AHCS Seeks Volunteer Board Members

Agassiz-Harrison Community Services (AHCS) seeks dynamic individuals for positions on the Board of Directors.

Agassiz-Harrison Community Services (AHCS) seeks dynamic individuals for positions on the Board of Directors.

AHCS has been providing programs and services to the community for nearly 40 years. It is a multi-service agency with a professional staff of 14 individuals and approximately 60 dedicated volunteers who together provide more than 20 supportive programs to residents living in the District of Kent and Harrison Hot Springs. Some of these programs include: Food Bank, Family Parenting Place, Family Support, Better at Home, Literacy, Substance Use Counselling, Youth Services and Thrift Store.

The Board of Directors consists of 8 individuals and meets approximately 10 times per year. Board members are also asked to sit on Board and ad hoc committees. These might include: governance, finance and human resources.

This volunteer position requires Board members to determine the strategic goals of the organization, establish guiding principles/policies and delegate responsibility and authority to the Executive Director for enacting those principles/policies and the day-to-day operations. The Board of Directors provides the predominant decision making processes required to direct and accomplish the business of Agassiz-Harrison Community Services and ensures accountability to members, donors, funders, volunteers, staff and the community as a whole.

Requirements:

Be at least 19 years of age

Be a person who resides, is employed or owns a business in the District of Kent or Harrison Hot Springs

Be willing to commit to consistent attendance at Board meetings and committee work

Community members interested in volunteering as an AHCS Board member should express their interest in writing to the Chair of the Board, Agassiz-Harrison Community Services via email: info@agassizcs.ca or mail: PO Box 564, Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0.