🌿 Join Our Board and Shape Tomorrow’s Green Legacy! 🌿

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Date Posted September 25, 2023
Expiry Date of Posting Ongoing
Organization Name Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
Contact Name Julia Adamson
Mailing Address 210 Appleby Court
City Saskatoon
Postal Code S7M 4B2
Phone Number 3063805368
Fax Number
Email Address friendsafforestation@gmail.com
Web Site https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com/
Position Title 🌿 Join Our Board and Shape Tomorrow’s Green Legacy! 🌿
Job Description

Rooted in Diversity, Growing for Tomorrow.
Growing Together, Thriving as One.

Are you a financial whiz with a passion for preserving our planet? The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas are calling on you to play a crucial role in our mission. As an accountant, bookkeeper, treasurer, or financial expert, you have the power to drive positive change and secure a sustainable future for generations to come.

The Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area – a sprawling 326-acre oasis in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – stands as a testament to the visionary Richard St. Barbe Baker. It’s a lush haven that embodies his commitment to environmental preservation.

George Genereux Urban Regional Park, once barren land, has blossomed into a thriving green space spanning nearly 148 acres. These two remarkable ecosystems are sanctuaries for local wildlife, nurturing biodiversity, and enhancing air quality for the surrounding communities.

Our afforestation initiatives, such as the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park, are vital steps toward planting trees, restoring ecosystems, and combating climate change. Together, we’re showcasing the positive impacts of afforestation on the environment and our communities.

But we need your expertise to drive this mission even further. As a board member responsible for financial affairs, you’ll be a pivotal force in our journey. Engage in thought-provoking discussions, connect with passionate individuals, and shape the future of sustainability. Your voice matters and has the power to create lasting change.

By joining the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas, you’ll become a part of a dynamic community united by a shared commitment to our environment. Together, we’ll champion sustainability, inspire others, and leave an indelible mark on the world.

Are you ready to make a difference?
Step up, and let’s grow a greener, brighter future together.

Visit our website to learn more and apply today:friendsafforestation@gmail.com Our Annual General Meeting is Thu, Sep 21, 2023 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CST when elections are held. email your intentions that you would like to join! It is preferred that you are a citizen of Saskatoon.

Our virtual meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00pm over zoom.

Skills Required Our meetings are held virtually, access to zoom is necessary. We can provide training. A bookkeeper’s duties include: Basic data entry. Bookkeepers record all of the expenses, donations, transactions, and other financial data in an organized software solution or spreadsheet. Recording one side of a transaction. For example, a bookkeeper will pay bills for the necessary operational expenses. Writing checks and making deposits. Nonprofit bookkeepers handle general payments and deposits. Then, they record this data in the organization’s chart of accounts. Allocating costs. Nonprofit bookkeepers must make the necessary allocations to keep expenses organized. For instance, bookkeepers may allocate costs by program, administrative, and fundraising.
Benefits to Volunteer Environmental Impact: Contribute to the preservation and enhancement of a diverse ecosystem spanning woodlands, meadows, and wetlands. Contribute to Conservation: Play a direct role in protecting biodiversity and maintaining a thriving habitat for local wildlife. Purpose-Driven Work: Experience the fulfillment of working for a cause that goes beyond profits, making a positive difference in the world. Variety of Duties: Engage in diverse tasks, from financial recordkeeping to budget management and financial reporting. Professional Growth: Enhance your bookkeeping skills while acquiring a deeper understanding of non-profit financial management. Collaborative Environment: Be part of a passionate team working together toward a common goal of environmental preservation. Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals, including fellow team members, volunteers, and supporters. Strengthening Communities: Contribute to the well-being of local communities by ensuring the sustainability of greenspaces. Personal Fulfillment: Witness the positive outcomes of your financial contributions as the greenspace thrives and evolves. Hands-On Learning: Gain insight into the complexities of managing finances for a non-profit organization. Sense of Ownership: See your efforts directly impact the organization's operations, growth, and mission advancement. Skill Enhancement: Develop organization, communication, and analytical skills while managing financial data. Flexible Work Environment: Enjoy the flexibility of managing financial responsibilities on-site or remotely. Diverse Challenges: Encounter unique financial challenges and problem-solving opportunities inherent to non-profit organizations. Contributing to Education: Help facilitate educational programs and workshops within the greenspace for local communities. Personal Growth: Broaden your perspective on environmental conservation and sustainability efforts. Positive Reputation: Contribute to the charity's positive reputation as a responsible and transparent steward of resources. Inspiration: Gain inspiration from the greenspace's natural beauty and the impact of your work on its preservation. Inclusivity: Support accessibility and inclusivity initiatives, making the greenspace a welcoming place for all. Work-Life Balance: Enjoy the satisfaction of contributing to a meaningful cause while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Environmental Awareness: Develop a deeper understanding of local ecosystems and their role in global sustainability. Appreciation of Nature: Immerse yourself in the greenspace's serenity, fostering a greater appreciation for nature. Contributing to History: Be part of the organization's history as it nurtures a legacy of environmental stewardship. Positive Community Engagement: Contribute to building a strong sense of community and pride around the greenspace. Personal Satisfaction: Experience personal satisfaction and pride in knowing that your financial expertise directly impacts the preservation of a valuable greenspace. Join us in our mission to protect, nurture, and sustain our greenspace and make a lasting impact on our environment and communities.
Days/Times Weekdays
Suitable For Adults (18 and over)
People with physical challenges
Work With Children
Youths (ages 8-12)
Teens (ages 13-17)
Adults (18 and over)
People with physical challenges
People with mental challenges
Position Duration Ongoing (more than 3 months)
Specific Dates
Application Deadline Ongoing
Application Procedure Email

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