Macdonald Youth Services values individuals who contribute their time and diverse talents. There are four categories of volunteer opportunities:
Agency volunteers either work directly with clients of MYS or have a regular, recurring presence at Macdonald Youth Services. These volunteers may be working as mentors or providing training in their field of expertise.
External relations volunteers contribute their time to short-term, task-focused programs or projects that do not involve working directly with clients of MYS. In particular, these volunteers may assist with event planning or other fundraising efforts.
Virtual volunteers work on projects and complete tasks, in whole or in part, entirely online. Tasks may include graphic design or video editing.
Board members are a special category of volunteer and are nominated to the Board by a committee. They have duties and responsibilities outlined as part of the by-laws. MYS Board of Directors belong to standing committees:
Finance and Financial Audit Committee
The Finance and Financial Audit Committee oversees and monitors the financial position of the corporation and its subsidiaries. The committee provides strategic financial direction to ensure that adequate resources remain available to meet the present and future needs of youth and families.
Planning and Priorities Committee
The Planning and Priorities Committee guide the Board in determining the future direction of the corporation. The committee oversees and monitors agency strategic and annual plans, ensuring that such plans evolve continuously and consider new research and knowledge regarding the delivery of services to children, youth and families, as well as the changing needs of communities and clients.
The Property Committee provides strategic direction for the corporation to ensure that buildings and land are appropriate to achieve the long-term goals and functions of the corporation’s programs and services. The committee provides an audit function to ensure the buildings and land owned, leased or rented by the corporation are maintained as per community and corporation standards.
Board Development and By-Laws Committee
The Board and By-Laws Committee identify needs, priorities and interests of the Board of Directors in the context of its ongoing development, including the identification of individuals who could assist the corporation as members. The committee reviews the corporation’s by-laws on an ongoing basis.