Our main volunteer opportunities are to be involved with the Volunteer Parent Board. A strong parent board is the backbone of any non-profit child care program so it is of utmost importance that we recieve your support!
The following is a description of our board positions. Nominations for the BOD happens at our Annual General Meeting in October, but if you'd like to pitch in to create a sub-committee you can let us know any time. We can always use help with policy development and fundraising!
In 2019 we implimented a Strategic Plan for Norwood Nursery School Inc. and are already well on our way to achieving our goals!
Daycare Liaison: This person should have a child currently enrolled at NSS/Before & After Program. This individual is responsible for bringing concerns of the daycare to the attention of the chairperson as soon as they arise. This is the contact person for issues that may arise between the community club and daycare. Attendance at monthly board meetings is required.
Program and Personnel: This individual is responsible for all personnel issues that need to be brought to the board of directors and will inform the chairperson as soon as they arise. This individual, in conjunction with the chairperson, will develop and ensure that contracts for all employees are kept up to date and current. This position will also be responsible for planning ‘ECE Appreciation Week’. Attendance of monthly meetings is required.
Fundraising: This position on the board is held by a parent of the NNS/Before and After Program, or a community member. This person is responsible for planning all fundraising events that the school does for the school year. They must present the board with a fundraising plan for the school year and a time line for implementation. This person must keep current records of all individual families fundraising efforts and communicate any issues to the chairperson as they arise. Monthly reports to the board are required. Attendance at monthly board meetings is required.
Treasurer: This position on the board is held by a parent of the NNS/Before and After Program, or a member of the community. This person is responsible for reviewing all financial data. They must ensure that any financial issues are dealt with in a timely manner and bring them to the attention of the chairperson as they arise. This position has signing authority at the bank, must ensure all bills are paid in a timely manner, provide a budget and very importantly, oversee the independent audit. The treasurer must present a current financial statement at monthly board meetings and the AGM. This individual is part of the executive of the board of directors and attendance at monthly board meetings is required.
Chairperson: This position on the board is held by a parent of the NNS/Before and After Program, or a community member. This person is responsible for the Board of Directors. The chairperson will assume responsibility of overseeing and assisting all members of the board. This individual will develop a monthly agenda for all board meetings, have signing authority at the bank, and take on the task of ensure the centre is properly run. It is also expected that this person be a member of the NNS/NCC sub-committee. Attendance of monthly board meetings is required.