Board Positions Open

Are you a feminist?

Do you want to help survivors of sexual assault?

Do you have vision and direction?

Join our Board of Directors!  We are seeking women, trans, and gender non-conforming volunteers to serve on the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (ORCC)’s Board of Directors.

The ORCC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. These community members are committed to advancing the mission and vision of the organization.  The Board members are a valuable resource to the ORCC by lending their expertise and skills to the Centre and the community as a whole. The Board is responsible for setting strategic direction and advising the leadership team on legal, financial and managerial matters. 

Ideal candidates will have knowledge and awareness of sexual violence issues, a commitment to feminist analysis and practice and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Activism
  • Finance and auditing with non-profit or charitable organization
  • Policy development
  • Legal expertise
  • Human resources
  • Feminist counselling
  • Non-profit management
  • Media/public relations and/or fundraising
  • Other areas related to the services offered by the ORCC

The Board meets locally once a month, with each Board member typically committing 5-8 hours per month on Board business.

All volunteers must complete police records check for working with the vulnerable sector that is no more than 2 years old, a screening interview, and training sessions. The ORCC can provide a letter to allow you to obtain your police records check free of charge.

ORCC encourages women of colour and indigenous women, trans, and non-conforming folks, as well as those representing other marginalized communities, to apply for these positions.

For additional information about volunteering with the ORCC, please click here!

To apply to work with a dynamic group of women by volunteering with our Board please complete the Volunteer Application Form (download it here!) and submit it along with your resume to: