Board of Directors Recruitment
Are you looking for a meaningful place to volunteer? Would you like to use your lived experience, professional, or educational expertise to help shape the future of an organization? Then AVI Health & Community Services (AVI) is looking for you.
AVI has immediate and ongoing needs for volunteers for our Board of Directors. We are a governance board with oversight of the legal and financial aspects of the organization as well as setting the vision and priorities related to the strategic plan. If you have a passion for contributing to your community and want to make a lasting impact on an organization that provides prevention, education, support, and harm reduction services, we want to hear from you!
About AVI Health & Community Services
AVI offers 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, and substance use disorder 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 provides a range of harm reduction programs including overdose prevention, Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) and pharmaceutical alternatives (SAFER project), providing supplies that support safer drug use, including sterile needles, safer crack using kits and safer sex supplies, advocacy, and health promotion/harm reduction information. Our service users include people who use substances; those who are homeless; who live with HIV and/or hepatitis C; Indigenous people; LGBTQ2S+ and GB2SMSM communities; people; sex workers; people from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and people living with disabilities.
AVI encourages applications from folks with diverse backgrounds and/or people with lived experience. We recognize the importance of having a range of abilities on our board and can support those who are eager to learn and contribute in meaningful ways. In addition, there are specific skills and work experience that are valuable to the work of the board including communication, fund raising, community engagement, event planning, grant writing, law, finance, or healthcare. Volunteers can be located anywhere on Vancouver Island.
As a Director on the Board, you will be responsible to: