VCDS Board of Directors 2024

Call for Nominations

The Nominating Committee is seeking interest from members to join the Board and assist in guiding VCDS’s future. We would welcome the opportunity to explore that role with you and answer any questions you might have.

Directors are elected to serve a 3-year term commencing immediately following the AGM in March. To learn more about this opportunity please contact Mac Petrie Secretary / Chair of Nominating Committee.

cell: 604-657-1157

Overview of the Organization

The Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit registered charitable organization providing complimentary transportation for Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley residents battling cancer. We have 450 volunteer members and in 2024 we anticipate providing over 38,000 safe, timely and efficient rides to patients.

The Society is governed by a Board of up to 11 Directors that ideally include a gender balance, geographic distribution, inclusiveness, and diversity reflecting the communities we support. The Board uses a Management-Governance model – Directors have an assigned area of responsibility with duties and responsibilities that may be adjusted to reflect workload/personal balance and emerging priorities.

Role of Director VCDS

As an integral part of the Board team, Directors identify and develop relationships, build alliances and networks, and leverage resources in support of VCDS. Using their experience and expertise they lead, develop, and manage an operational portfolio. They support the Board’s responsibility to ask critical questions and assess information to support good governance, planning, and stewardship functions. As volunteers, Board members commit to Board-related activities, including preparation for and participation in Community Events, Board and Committee meetings in person or by ZOOM.

Board Duties and Responsibilities

Board candidates should be:

  • Familiar with and willing to embrace the VCDS mission and core values and policies
  • Have managerial experience in one of the following fields:
    • Communications / Fundraising
    • Human Resources / Personnel Management
    • Business Management / Senior Administration / Financial Administration
  • Experienced in Board Governance and/or Community Service
  • Able to provide strategic oversight, policy direction and advocacy representation
  • Able to manage operational portfolio
It would be beneficial for candidates to:
  • Have volunteered as a cancer driver or dispatcher
  • Have knowledge of the healthcare environment and policies impacting VCDS

To learn more about VCDS and how your skills will benefit the society and the patients we serve visit;

Thank you
Mac Petrie Secretary / Chair of Nominating Committee.