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Needed: Board Members
Type: nonprofit board positions / unpaid
Organization: The Sharing Farm Society
Location: applicants should live in the Lower Mainland, and be prepared to travel to Richmond BC to attend meetings

The Sharing Farm is seeking new Board members with a wide range of skills and experience in Board governance, human resources, fund development or law. The Board is experiencing a period of growth in these areas, which will give you a wonderful opportunity to hone your skills and learn new ones.

The Board is committed to The Farm’s mission to address food insecurity in our community by growing fresh produce for donation to the Richmond Food Bank and community meal programs. The Farm also sells their produce in a weekly CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, at the on-site farm stand and at farmers markets.

Located in Terra Nova Rural Park, we cultivate 4 acres of land. The Sharing Farm strives to be an agricultural community centre where everyone is welcome and bonded by a common goal to address food insecurity in our community. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the farm, with hundreds of people helping each year in a variety of ways. We also hold the annual Garlic Festival, which attracts upwards of several thousand attendees from across the Lower Mainland.

You are our Dream Candidate if you have skills and interest in any of these areas:

  • You are people focused, and have strong community connections
  • You have time and energy and wish to contribute to food security and sustainable agriculture
  • You are excited to be part of a diverse team and engage in governance and strategic conversations
  • You have experience in the best practices and procedures of Board governance, human resources, fund development, or law
  • You bring a broad network of skills to further our mission and strategic plan

All Board Members are responsible to:

  • Personally commit to the vision, mission, and values of the organization
  • Annually sign and adhere to the Board Code of Conduct
  • Follow The Farm’s Respectful Workplace Policy
  • Help support and evaluate the Executive Director
  • Help ensure effective fiscal management
  • Actively engage in strategic planning, help the Board set the strategic direction
  • Help approve and monitor programs and services
  • Help oversee risk management
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of all Board policies and legal requirements
  • Prepare for and actively participate in monthly Board meetings and the Annual General Meeting
  • Join Board Committees and Working Groups as appropriate
  • Be an ambassador for the Sharing Farm in your network
  • Stay informed on the work of the organization, local food systems and food security issues, and board governance best practices
  • Assist in the recruitment and orientation of new Board members

Time Commitment

Active participation in Board meetings which are held every other month usually on the third Monday from 6.30-8.30 pm.

Board members also assist with the planning and implementation of our annual fundraiser, the Garlic Festival, which is held in August.

Board terms are two years and can be renewed indefinitely.

To Apply

Please send your resume and a short narrative of why you would like to join the Board to: . Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

A member of the Board will contact you to discuss the roles, responsibilities and expectations, and if felt to be a mutually agreeable fit, you will be invited to apply.

We encourage applicants from all diverse communities to apply.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 29 2024    ID: 70075