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Board of Directors Position

Strategic planning priorities for the Board currently include overseeing stewardship of the Langley Bog; documenting the rich history and heritage within the parks and surrounding area; and building community engagement in creative new ways. If you're interested in giving back to nature and joining our volunteer Board of Directors, we'd love to hear from you!

Board member duties:

  • Serve a two-year term

  • Attend monthly board meetings: the 2nd Monday of each month, from 7:00 – 9:00pm, at the Fort Langley Community Hall (no meetings in August) VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETINGS CURRENTLY STILL IN PROGRESS

  • Time commitment: most often 4-8 hours per month depending on projects and level of involvement

  • Participate in at least one DRBIPA initiative or committee each month along with attending Board meetings

  • Volunteer for Derby Reach Park Day: on the planning committee and/or at the event

  • Support DRBIPA’s mission to foster stewardship of the land and education within the parks

  • Act as an ambassador for DRBIPA and Derby Reach and Brae Island Regional Parks

  • Actively participate in discussions and decision-making activities

  • Be prepared for board meetings and/or committee meetings

Skills & experience:

  • Passionate about the environment, nature, wildlife, recreation, history, culture, conservation, and being outdoors

  • An appreciation for Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, Derby Reach, and Brae Island

  • Respect for diversity and inclusiveness

  • An understanding of, or commitment to learn about, board governance and BC Societies Act.

  • Team player

  • Strategic thinker

  • Non-profit board experience an asset but not essential

 

Benefits & recognition:

  • Opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to Derby Reach and Brae Island Regional Parks and to your community

  • Provide input to Metro Vancouver on how to best use and maintain our two beautiful regional parks

  • Work with a fun group of people who enjoy wildlife, recreation, history, culture, being outdoors, and being a part of their community

  • Opportunity to take on leadership of land stewardship or community building projects that interest you

  • Learn new skills and take on new challenges

  • Learn more about the rich biodiversity of the parks and the history of the areas now known as Derby Reach and Fort Langley

  • Invitations to volunteer appreciation and educational events, and skill-building workshops

 

Expected volunteer time: 4-8 hours per month

 

Deadline to apply: Candidate interest and involvement accepted on an ongoing basis with official elections held at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the last Thursday evening of each February. All candidates must be DRBIPA Members before applying to join the Board of Directors. Please ensure you are a member of the park association and submit your nomination no later than one month before the AGM to be considered for the slate of candidates elected.

For more information or to express interest, please contact us by email at outreach@drbipa.org.

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