Board Member (Volunteer)

Could you be a community leader?

The Board of Directors of United Way Simcoe Muskoka is recruiting people from all walks of life who see themselves as change-makers. These change-makers will help inform and grow our capacity to think and act inclusively and will reflect diverse perspectives to build solutions to address pressing regional social issues, including poverty reduction.

The current Board has Directors from multiple sectors who are committed to reducing poverty and creating opportunities for greater inclusion in our communities. Working as a team with them, you will:

  • Be actively engaged to identify areas for growth in our existing strategy
  • Attend Board meetings and functions (remotely and in person)
  • Contribute expertise, advice and informed perspective to discussions and decisions
  • Act and observe the principles of good governance and fiduciary responsibility
  • Support fundraising and activities
  • Make a philanthropic contribution
  • Introduce others to our organization
  • Comply with our Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies and with the national membership standards and brand


Skills and qualifications we are seeking include:

  • Board/governance experience
  • Experience with community/government social programs
  • Experience in business development or sales
  • Knowledge of community strengths and local issues
  • Understanding and connection to our Indigenous communities
  • Desire and capacity to inspire and engage others for the benefit of our community
  • Representation from Muskoka, South Georgian Bay, North and South Simcoe

The United Way Simcoe Muskoka is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all individuals including women, LGBTQ+, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and other equity-seeking groups. This is an excellent opportunity to use your voice and work alongside passionate community members to help steer the organization.


Time Commitment

The commitment is for a three- year term with an option to continue for an additional term. Approximately 4-6 hours a month would be dedicated to activities/meetings in-person or electronically, usually September through June.

Participation on a Board standing committee is included in this time commitment.

To apply please send your cover letter and resume to If you are interested but would like to know more, please email and our Chair of the Governance would be happy to answer your questions.