Board of Directors Recruitment – Fund Development

Board of Directors Recruitment – Fund Development 

Are you looking for a meaningful place to volunteer? Would you like to use your expertise to help shape the future of an organization? Then AVI Health & Community Services is looking for you! 

AVI Health & Community Services is currently seeking volunteers who have experience in Fund Development to help develop and lead our Fund Development Committee. If you have a passion for donor relations, philanthropy and fundraising, and want to make a lasting impact on an organization that provides education, prevention and both support and harm reduction services, we want to hear from you! 


About AVI Health & Community Services 

AVI Health & Community Services is offering an outstanding opportunity to join a respected and successful not-for-profit organization. AVI’s mission is promoting health, dignity, and well-being for all people affected by HIV, Hepatitis C (HCV), and substance use by delivering sex-positive and harm reduction based education, prevention and support services in the communities of Greater Victoria, Nanaimo, the Comox Valley, and Campbell River. AVI Health & Community Services also provides Harm Reduction Services including providing supplies for safer drug use, including sterile needles, safer crack using kits and safer sex supplies, advocacy, and health promotion/harm reduction information. 

AVI Health & Community Services is seeking volunteers who have experience in Fund Development, including grant research and writing skills. Volunteers can be located anywhere on Vancouver Island. 


As a Board member, you will be responsible to: 

● Attend all Board meetings 

● Stay informed about committee matters 

● Prepare for meetings and review and comment on minutes and reports 

● Become familiar with and keep copies of AVI Health & Community Services bylaws and policy statements 

● Participate in annual evaluation and planning efforts 

● Commit to active participation in committee work 

● Volunteer for, willingly accept and complete assignments 

● Support special events 

● Participate in fundraising 

● Develop collegial working relationships with colleagues 

● Adhere to the AVI Health & Community Services Board Code of Conduct 


Qualifications to be considered for a Fund Development Board position: 

● Knowledge and understanding, or willingness to learn about HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C (HCV) and harm reduction 

● Willingness to develop skills and knowledge regarding the governance and operation of a registered non-profit society 

Board of Directors Recruitment – Fund Development 



● Ability to work as part of a team including volunteer and staff members 

● Knowledge of fund development principles and best practices 

● Understanding of donor stewardship and establishing and maintaining partnerships is desirable 

● Strong interpersonal skills, ability to effectively communicate mission and initiatives of the Agency to donors and other external stakeholders 



● The ability to serve for a minimum 2 year term 

● Commitment of approximately 6-8 hours average/month depending on activities 

● Participation in monthly board meetings and lead for the fund development committee 


Application Process: 

Applicants can reside anywhere on Vancouver Island, as long as they have access to a stable internet connection. 

Please send expressions of Interest (cover letter, resume, and references) to AVI Executive Director Katrina Jensen at or Mitch Hawes, AVI Board Recruitment and Development, at We will be accepting applications until May 31st 2021. 

The AVI Board Recruitment Committee will review submissions and arrange interviews with potential candidates. If selected, candidates will be invited to sit in on an upcoming board meeting to meet the entire board prior to an appointment vote. 

Submissions and general enquiries should be emailed to the attention of the Board Recruitment Committee, care of Mitch Hawes at 

Thank you for expressing your interest in being part of AVI. For more information about AVI please visit: