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Join our Volunteer Board!

Girl In the Wild Adventure Association is a non-profit organization that provides free confidence-building camps in wild spaces to struggling teenagers who self-identify as girls.

 

Girl In The Wild Board of Directors

 

Our program curriculum is part adventure, part vulnerability and real talk. And our aim is to support all girls in learning to love themselves and each other with an end goal of eradicating self-loathing for good.

As a young organization, we’re deeply committed to building a board that mirrors our values as people and an organization—social inclusion, equity, and diversity, including those with lived experience struggling with eating disorders, bullying, self-harm, substance abuse, and mental health.

 

Our Board

The Girl In The Wild board is a policy governance board as opposed to an operational board, which means that the role of our Board of Directors is an incredibly important one: governance of the organization.

 

Although board officers are assigned responsibility for certain areas, we carry out our responsibilities with one voice and ensure that all activities and decisions align with the heart and soul, values and vision of Girl In The Wild.

 

The Opportunity

We are seeking to add to our Board with passionate, driven humans who have a bunch of these desired skills (Note, you don’t have to have them all—but if you do, gold star!):

- An affinity for the outdoors
- Non-profit board experience

- Fundraising and/or grant writing expertise

- Risk management

- Leadership skills

- Prior board experience

- Deep care about our next generation of girls

- Interest and/or background in adventure and the healing power of Mother Nature

- Lived experience with any or all of the following:

    • Eating disorders
    • Self harm
    • Mental health
    • LGBTQ2S
    • Addiction
    • Bullying

 

 

The Board meets once every two months. Board Members are expected to volunteer between 5-8 hours per month and sign on for a two-year term (which can be renewed at the Annual General Meeting).

 

If you’re a nature-loving human who has talent and time and love to help our organization help more young girls rise, we’d love to hear from you.


Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Kim McMullen, Founder and Board Chair at kim@girlinthewild.ca by June 30, 2020

 

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