Volunteer Treasurer for Sunrise Community Link Resource Centre

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Sunrise Community Link is a community development agency and resource centre engaged in poverty reduction and community capacity building in east Calgary. Our mission is to collaborate with individuals and families in East Calgary to address vulnerabilities and facilitate personal development through resources and support while engaging them in contributing to the resilience of their communities.

Located in the heart of east Calgary, Sunrise works within 18 diverse communities to provide basic needs support and financial empowerment opportunities to more than 3,500 people each year. By providing sensitive, respectful, and consistent services, Sunrise has established a safe, accessible, and trusted centre that truly belongs to the community.

Although rich in its diversity, the area we serve includes some of the most economically challenged neighborhoods in Calgary. Many of our clients confront the realities of poverty on a daily basis, from being unable to make their rent payment, to something as basic as struggling to put food on the table for their families. Sunrise works with individuals and families to provide assistance with basic needs, referrals, and facilitate appointments for more in-depth problem-solving and systems navigation. We also provide community members the opportunity to participate in a number of different financial empowerment opportunities including: Sunrise Savings, Tax Clinics, Financial Literacy and Financial Coaching.

Description of Role:
We are currently looking for a volunteer Treasurer to serve on our Board of Directors, a responsibility that would take between 4-6 hours per month, for a minimum two-year commitment. Responsibilities would include attending and participating in monthly Board meetings, developing the annual operating budget in consultation with the Executive Director, reviewing and presenting quarterly financial statements to the Board, assisting with the annual audit of financial statements along with the Executive Director and the external audit firm, and acting as a signing authority for the organization.

Certification or Education Required:
Bookkeeping or Accounting certification would be considered an asset

Applicable Interests:
Financial literacy, poverty reduction, making a difference in the community.

Duration:
2 Years or More

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: https://www.sunriselink.org/
Shauna Parks
Email: shaunap@sunriselink.org

File: 
Board-Treasurer-letter-2017.doc

Volunteer Treasurer for Savridi Singers Association

Description of Charity/Foundation:
The Savridi Singers is Calgary’s premier women’s choir. The group was formed 31 years ago and is a registered charitable organization. Our mission is to provide education and performance opportunities that promote the development of choral music; enhance choir members’ abilities; and stimulate public interest in choral music. Our group proudly highlights emerging Canadian talent and often shares the stage with fellow Calgary artists.

Description of Role:
Treasurer: The Treasurer sits as a member of the board of directors of the Savridi Singers Association. His/her primary role is to manage the assets and liabilities of the Association in accordance with the aims and objectives of the organization.

Responsibilities include:
• Coordinate and prepare annual budget with input from the board and Artistic Director
• Submit accurate and timely financial statements to the board of directors
• Provide financial information for grants as required
• Maintain correspondence and ensure compliance with AGLC and CRA
• Review of year-end financial statements and Annual Registered Charities return completed by accounting firm
• Present financial report to the AGM
• Attend board meetings
• Oversee personnel assigned to assist with bookkeeping

Duration:
1 Year to 2 Years

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://savridisingers.com
Mary Ross
Email: maryjim@shaw.ca

Volunteer Board Members for the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation

Description of Charity/Foundation:
The Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation’s vision is to eradicate skin cancer, a highly preventable disease, through education, awareness, research and advocacy. Focusing our efforts on prevention and early detection, the Foundation works to change behaviours with three key messages:
– Practice sun safety to prevent skin cancer
– Avoid the use of tanning beds
– Do regular self- skin examinations using the ABCDEs of early detection.
CSCF is a non-profit organization that relies on a board of directors.

Description of Role:
We need board members who can commit to short monthly meetings. Board members are needed for executive positions such as Treasurer. Board of directors often assist and/or participate in fundraising and other events.

Certification or Education Required:
Resume required. Please send to Heidi Veluw, Executive Director for CSCF.
Accountants working towards their designation are welcome.

Applicable Interests:
Public Health

Duration:
1 Year to 2 Years

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.canadianskincancerfoundation.com
Heidi Veluw
Email: cscfexecutivedirector@telus.net

Volunteer Treasurer for Timepoint Ensemble

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Timepoint Ensemble consists of a group of musicians in Calgary that are dedicated to performing the most cutting edge music of living composers.

Description of Role:
Timepoint’s Treasurer oversees the organization’s financial matters. Primary responsibilities include monitoring overall financial health, day-to-day bookkeeping, and guidance and monitoring of financial records. In addition to this the treasurer reports the organization’s financial status to the Board on a regular basis.

Key responsibilities of the position include:
Oversight of financial record keeping
Preparation of finance reports to the Board & membership
Assists in preparing the audited financial statements
Preparation financial information for grant applications & reports
Ensure compliance with CRA regulations

Other responsibilities may include:
Reviewing and recommending changes to finance policy
Contributing to the strategic planning process
Approving expenditures and signing cheques
Educating other Board members about how to understand financial information
File appropriate forms with CRA on a timely basis

Certification or Education Required:
We do not require any specific certification at this time as we are a small organization.

Duration:
1 Year to 2 Years

Contact:
Charity/foundation Website: http://www.timepointensemble.com/
Andrew Morrow
Email: timepointensemble@gmail.com

Volunteer Board Member for Calgary Chinese Community Service Association

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Established for over 39 years, the Calgary Chinese Community Service Association (CCCSA) is a non-profit, community-based organization located in the Chinatown area of Calgary, Alberta. The Calgary Chinese Community Service Association emerged from an idea – an ambitious idea to establish an organization that helps the immigrant community access mainstream services and integrate with society through education, facilitation and advocacy

The valuable services CCCSA offered touch the hearts of many, it helps families integrate into Canada, become empowered to become citizens leading dynamic and prosperous lives. In 2016, 374 volunteers contributed a total of 10,648 hours in different services; serving 9,204 individuals!

Description of Role:

In this volunteer position, you will be working with the Board, Executive director, and staff to:

  • Advance the organization’s mission: to connect immigrants to mainstream services.
  • Actively participate in monthly board meetings and committees.
  • Support fundraising and community engagement events.
  • Promote positive organizational change.

We meet on the third Monday of each month at 6PM at our offices, 1406 Centre Street N.E.
If you are excited by our organization, this position and want to get involved in an ethnic community, please send your resume and cover letter!

Duration:
1 Year to 2 Years

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.cccsa.ca
Princeton Lau
Email: princeton.lau@cccsa.ca

Volunteer Bookkeeper for Ploughshares Calgary Society

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Ploughshares Calgary is a local not-for-profit that seeks reduced reliance on military responses to international and civil disputes and the abolition of nuclear weapons. Formed in 1984, we maintain an office with a half-time staff person. We host regular educational nights on a variety of peace and justice topics as well as our November Holiday Peace Fair craft sale, the August Hiroshima memorial Floating Lantern ceremony and ongoing fundraising activities.

For further information on the group, please visit our website.

Description of Role:
With an annual budget of $30,000, we are very careful with our money. The role involves monthly reconciliation of two small bank accounts, preparation of monthly financial updates for the board of directors using a template form, the annual review, and willingness to answer questions that may come from the staff and board.

Certification or Education:
Bookkeeping, CGA, CMA

Applicable Interests: 
-Peace and justice issues
-Nuclear disarmament
-Giving back to community
-Offering leadership and expertise to a small non-profit

Duration:
1 Year to 2 Years

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.ploughsharescalgary.ca 
Sultana Virani
Email: office@ploughsharescalgary.ca

Volunteer Treasurer for Calgary Chinese Community Service Associtaion

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Established for over 39 years, the Calgary Chinese Community Service Association (CCCSA) is a non-profit, community-based organization located in the Chinatown area of Calgary, Alberta.

The Calgary Chinese Community Service Association emerged from an idea – an ambitious idea to establish an organization that helps the immigrant community access mainstream services and integrate with society through education, facilitation and advocacy.

Description of Role:
In this volunteer position, you will be working with the Board, Executive director, and staff to:
● Advance the organization’s mission: to connect immigrants to mainstream services.
● Actively participate in monthly board meetings, executive committee and other committees as required.
● Gives financial updates to the board regularly.
● Work with the Executive director on the annual budget and audit.
● Support fundraising and community engagement events.
● Promote positive organizational change.

Duration:
1 Year to 2 Years

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.cccsa.ca
Princeton Lau
Email: princeton.lau@cccsa.ca

 

Volunteer Treasurer for Give A Mile

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Give A Mile is a group of dedicated volunteers who believe strongly in the power of visits from loved ones for people in palliative or critical condition. Our Inspiration: Founder Kevin Crowe experienced this power first-hand during the passing of his good friend Ryan who relished such visits. Kevin learned that Kulacauses.com said over 10 trillion air miles went unused in 2011 alone, and Give A Mile was born.
100% of donations go to flights of compassion and associated travel fees (taxes, transfers); Give A Mile operating costs are fundraised for separately.We continue to receive inspiration from our flight recipients and their follow-up stories

Description of Role:
The Treasurer is responsible for managing and reporting on the finances of Give A Mile Inc.
Treasurer Responsibilities:
• Compile and maintain the annual operating budget
• Assist on-site during fundraising activities and oversee cash handling and record-keeping
• Gather and maintain all financial information required for all financial reporting purposes in order to meet reporting requirements on a timely and accurate basis
• Ensure timely deposits of all monies or other valuable effects.
• Provide accurate, up-to-date financial reports and explanations to the Board at regular meetings, including cash flow analyses
• Report to the Board any financial irregularities, concerns and opportunities
• Sign documents of the organization as required
• Ensure that all financial statements are prepared in accordance with Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations (ASNPO)
• Keep up-to-date with changes to Canada Revenue Agency guidelines for charities and legal, regulatory and sector developments related to the Board’s responsibilities
• Prepare and submit on time the CRA Annual Charity Return
o T3010 and all schedules
o TF725
o T1235
o Copy of annual financial statements
• Administers all financial transactions, bookkeeping and financial administration including tax receipts and bank accounts
• Participate in one Board committee
• Delegates bookkeeping or other administrative duties to junior staff as required
• Pay GAM’s vendors in a timely manner
• Monitor the GAM’s cash flows and financial position continuously

Future Responsibilities
• Recommend to the Board the selection of an auditor, represent the Board in the audit process and present audited accounts to the annual meeting
• Develop and recommend appropriate financial controls for consideration by the board.
• Hire, supervise and delegate to volunteer financial assistant

Familiarity with Quickbooks for Non-Profit software

Knowledge of Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations (ASNPO) Able to interpret Canada Revenue Agency guidelines for charities
Research and Analysis skills
Detail oriented/accurate/thorough
Able to meet deadlines
Ethical
Sound decision-making and judgement

All Board positions are volunteer-based, with the commitment of a two-year term. Previous non-profit board experience is preferred, but not mandatory.

Certification or Education Required:
Qualifications/Attributes:
A combination of practical accounting experience and a degree in accounting/business administration or a two-year accounting diploma from a technical college. A professional accounting designation is required.

Duration:
2 Years or More

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.giveamile.org
Kevin Blanchette
Email: kevin.blanchette@giveamile.org

File: Give-A-Mile-Inc.-u2013-Treasurer-Roles-Responsibilities.docx

Volunteer Treasurer for Osteoporosis Canada

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Osteoporosis Canada, a registered charity, is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.

Description of Role:
Deliverables & Duties
As a volunteer of Osteoporosis Canada, this individual is responsible for monitoring the local plan and budget. This individual also implements all OC financial policies and procedures and ensures compliance.

The following will be performed in conjunction with local Staff and/or National Staff:
• Work with staff to develop an annual budget
• Complete and submit appropriate forms as required, in a timely fashion.
• Make regular deposits in local bank account.
• Keep a record of petty cash expenditures.
• Monthly review of financial statements from the OC National Office and monitoring against approved plan and budget.
• Communicate with the finance department where necessary.
• Regularly attend volunteer meetings and report on activities.
• Signing authority, together with one other signature, on payments.

Qualifications
• Knowledge of Excel
• Understanding of financial statements and accounting experience.

Please contact the OC National Office for further details at volunteer@osteoporosis.ca.

Applicable Interests:
Accounting, Health & Wellness, Community Outreach, Finance, Bone Health

Duration:
Two-year placement (renewable), up to 2 hours/week.

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.osteoporosis.ca
Kori Osther
Email: kosther@osteoporosis.ca

File:
Treasurer-Alberta-2017.pdf

Volunteer Bookkeeper for Emma Maternity House

Description of Charity/Foundation:
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness among pregnant women. We currently are able to provide housing and support for eight mothers and their babies who are at risk of homeless. Our vision is “Healthy Mothers in Community.”

Description of Role:
Bookkeeper: Provide 5 hours a week to help with bookkeeping needs, including payroll, bill payments, and accurate financial reports to the Board of Directors.

Duration:
1 Year or Less

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.emmahouse.ca
Sara Curdie
Email: sara@emmahouse.ca