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CCSS is currently seeking individuals to serve on the Board of Directors.

Are you looking for a meaningful place to volunteer? Would you like to use your expertise to help shape the future of a charitable organization? We are looking for folks who enjoy collaborative thinking, working as part of a team and share a passion for our Mission.

CCSS is committed to the values of diversity and inclusion. We welcome the spectrum of human diversity including race, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and religion.

Our Mission: Working together to strengthen our community by improving access to healthy food, recreation, life-long learning and a network of support. Nourish, connect, thrive!

Established in 2000, CCSS currently operates out of Cumberland School to provide a Healthy Lunch Program, After-School Activities, drop-in Youth Centre, Community Programs and the Cumberland Food Share. Although we work closely with the school, we are a separate entity from both the public school and the PAC.

CCSS Board Recruitment Timeline

  • Informal discussions and inquiries to be held year round
  • Applications due annually September 15
  • Interviews to be held early to mid October
  • Election to the Board of Directors to be held at the November AGM, typically the third Tuesday in November
  • Orientation to be conducted at the inaugural Board of Directors meeting, typically the 4th Tuesday in November.

Requirements of CCSS Board of Directors

  • Volunteer commitment of 6-10 hours per month, at least 3 of which will be directed towards fundraising
  • Actively participate in monthly board meetings
  • Read and respond to emails between meetings
  • Participate in one or more committees of the Board
  • Support CCSS fundraising efforts
    • Volunteer at CCSS events such as Kids’ Disco, Thunderballs, Bingo, or others which may occur
    • Solicit sponsors and donors
  • Participate in consensus decision making processes at Board and Committee meetings
  • Commit to a one year term beginning in November each year.

How to apply: Fill out our Board Member Application Form by September 30, 2023.