Call for 2017 Board Members for Community Ambassadors

Description of Charity/Foundation:
The Community Ambassadors aim to help non-profit organizations, ranging from small to large and complex, by helping them connect with the skills-based volunteers they need.  These sectors include poverty reduction, health, and support for children, addictions recovery, the arts, animals, and the environment.

Over the past five year the Community Ambassadors has grown into something amazing. Our initial goal was to connect Chartered Professional Accounts with non-profit groups in Calgary, and we expanded to Edmonton in 2016. We have helped numerous charities find qualified volunteers, and we are very proud of this accomplishment.  In the pursuit of continuing our success, we want to ensure the group has energetic leadership to benefit our communities.

Description of Role(s):
The Community Ambassadors are currently looking for enthusiastic and engaged volunteers to fill the following Board positions:

Calgary:

  • Community Relations Liaison (will develop and maintain relationships with NPO’s within the Calgary area) – FILLED
  • Event Planner (will execute our annual networking event in Calgary) – FILLED
  • Communications and Social Media Manager (will manage communications with members, via newsletters, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter) – FILLED

Edmonton:

  • Community Relations Liaison (will develop and maintain relationships with NPO’s within the Edmonton area)
  • Event Planner (will execute our annual networking event in Edmonton)

Certification or Education Required:
CPA (must be in good standing)

Applicable Interests:
Candidates will have a passion for community service, as well as the CPA profession.

Duration & Time Commitment:
1 Year Commitment (minimum)

The Board will meet at least quarterly outside of business hours, and may meet more frequently (monthly) as we are approaching our annual networking events in Calgary and Edmonton.
We’re a fun bunch, and our meetings are pretty informal gatherings over drinks and snacks.
Board members are expected to attend all Board meetings and events in their respective city. In addition, members are expected to assist with online promotion of volunteer postings and events. This would include sharing postings and upcoming events via LinkedIn or Facebook.

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://communityambassadors.ca
Email: communityambassadors@shaw.ca

 

March 2014 Newsletter

Thank you once again for letting us share with you some of the latest volunteer opportunities that have been brought to our attention.  Hopefully as we send these newsletters you’ll be able to find the right fit, and can help make a difference in the community.  We are always posting great new links on our social media feeds, so please like us on Facebook and join our group on Linkedin.

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Help Us Help You to Help Others

We are still looking for your input – please fill out our survey to help us help you help others better!

The survey can be found HERE.

The Community Ambassador Committee is a collection of Chartered Accountants looking to promote and encourage volunteerism throughout the CA community in Calgary.  If you have a change in contact information or do not wish to receive further communications, please contact communityambassadors@shaw.ca