Board of Directors Application

Alice House is administered by a Board of Directors drawn from community volunteers. Are you interested in serving on the board? This could be your chance to make a meaningful difference in society. As a board member, you will collaborate with community leaders and build your professional network. Interested persons are generally very keen about our charity's mission and willing to help with practical work. Board members advise on strategic planning, finances, insurance matters, legal matters, human resource policy, information technology, fundraising, public relations, government relations, planning special events, and more. Want to learn more about who we are? Click here.

Board Member Job Description

While we recognize that meeting all of these requirements all of the time is not always possible, we hope you will strive to achieve the following: 

Board Activities

  1. Attend at least 75% of regular board meetings, which are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in Dartmouth.
  2. Chair and/or serve on a standing committee or special project.
  3. Volunteer for assignments and complete them thoroughly and on time.
  4. Stay informed about committee matters: prepare for meetings, review, and comment on minutes and reports.
  5. Get to know other committee members and build a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.
  6. Recommend a potential candidate for board membership to the Board Nominations Committee.
  7. Be an active participant in the committee's annual evaluation and planning efforts.
  8. Actively assist with the special events of the charity.
  9. Be aware of the fiduciary responsibilities of being a board member.

Fundraising Activities

  • When possible, make a personal and/or business contribution to the charity's annual operating needs. 
  • Consider your capacity and willingness to make a planned gift or bequest to the charity.
  • Make person-to-person visits to individuals, foundations, businesses, or civic groups to request financial support for the charity.
  • Secure volunteers, in-kind services or material goods for the charity.
  • Participate in fundraising events for the charity by assisting with planning, promotion, ticket sales, and attendance.

Promotional Activities

  • Arrange for, or present, a presentation about the charity to a group in the community.
  • Invite and accompany a friend or associate to visit the facility. 

Board Member Application

Please complete the online application below.

Personal Information

Company Information (if applicable)

Motivation for joining

Skills and Knowledge

Strategic planning
Board development (recruitment, training, evaluation)
Policy development
Recruiting, hiring and evaluating personnel
Financial management and control (budgeting, accounting)
Communication, public and media relations
Public speaking
Organizational development
Information technology (website)
Writing, journalism
Special events (planning and implementing)
Government relations
Background in services our charity provides


Please provide two references, including one from a volunteer organization, who can provide information on your performance:

Are you able to commit a minimum of three hours per month to Board related activities, including meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.?

If you have a résumé, please email it to:

Thank you very much for your interest in Alice House.

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