Are you passionate about your community?

Edmonton Community Foundation is looking for volunteers for our grants sub-committees!

Volunteers play a key role in our granting work. Grants sub-committees review grant applications and provide recommendations to the Granting Programs Committee.

To better serve communities, we are seeking to appoint diverse and balanced committees that reflect the diversity of the greater Edmonton Area. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of linguistic, ethnic, sexual and gender, and other minority communities.

Volunteers can be reimbursed for expenses related to being on a sub-committee, such as childcare or transportation.

Applications are due March 4, 2024.

Commitment:

  • Review applications and submit written feedback prior to scheduled meeting (twice a year).
  • Meet two times a year (typically April/May and October/November) to make recommendations for the Granting Programs Committee. Meetings may occur during or after business hours, depending on when committee members are available. Meetings are held in-person, at the ECF office.
  • Attend 1-2 professional development opportunities per year.
  • Attend some ECF events or informal gatherings.
  • An understanding that not all applications can be approved. While declining a request can be difficult, it is a key role of the sub-committees.

Candidates:

We are seeking up to 2 new members for each sub-committee:

  • Arts, Culture & Heritage
    • Lived experience of persons with disabilities or immigrant, newcomer or refugee would be an asset
    • Knowledge of one or more of the following would be an asset: dance, music, and/or theatre
    • Should have knowledge of the Arts, Culture & Heritage sector
  • Education & Learning
    • Lived experience of persons with disabilities or Indigenous people would be an asset
    • Knowledge of one or more of the following would be an asset: STEM and/or Arts Education
    • Should have knowledge of the Education & Learning sector
  • Environment & Animal Welfare
    • Lived experience of Indigenous people or LGBTQ2S+ people would be an asset
    • Knowledge of one or more of the following would be an asset: urban planning and design or climate mitigation and/or renewable energy
    • Should have knowledge of the Environment & Animal Welfare sector
  • Health & Wellness
    • Lived experience of Indigenous people would be an asset
    • Knowledge of one or more of the following would be an asset: fund development and/or non-western medicine
    • Should have knowledge of the Health & Wellness sector
  • Human Services
    • Lived experience of LGBTQ2S+ people or Indigenous people would be an asset
    • Knowledge of one or more of the following would be an asset: data usage and analysis and/or senior services would be an asset
    • Should have knowledge of the Human Services sector

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume by email to grants@ecfoundation.org. Your application should clearly state which committee(s) interest you and how you could contribute to the work of the committee. Contact grants@ecfoundation.org with questions.

Applications are due March 4, 2024.