Call for Candidates for Board of Directors ( Volunteer Position)


The Campbell River Hospice Society is currently seeking candidates for the Board of Directors.


The Campbell River Hospice Society


Since 1986, The Campbell River Hospice Society (CRHS) has been supporting the community and surrounding areas with compassionate and caring support to those grieving or facing end-of-life. Our services include outreach support, relaxation therapies, grief counselling, resources, education and companionship.



Our Mission is to ensure that dying and bereaved people have access to programs and services provided by trained, committed staff and volunteers, supported by an organization that is passionate in achieving our long-term Vision.



Our Vision for the Hospice Society is to ensure everyone in Campbell River and surrounding communities has access to high-quality care through programs and services that offer counselling, companioning, and understanding when experiencing end-of-life or bereavement, regardless of beliefs and culture.


The Board of Directors:


The CRHS’s Board of Directors is made up of volunteer leaders who are dedicated to the organization’s Vision and recognize that the organization needs a strong and effective Board to fully realize its potential.  Serving on CRHS’s Board is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about strengthening governance leadership in the organization.  


Board members live, work or play in Campbell River and the surrounding communities we serve.



The Key Responsibilities:


Strengthening Momentum:  CRHS’s board members ensure the organization continues to effectively deliver on its mission and move forward on its strategic priorities;

Governance:  CRHS board members support and promote governance excellence and further the organization’s commitment to integrity, accountability and transparency;

Community Impact: CRHS’s board members have their pulse on community needs and work to ensure programs are relevant, responsive and impactful;

Cheerleading: CRHS’s board members are advocates and ambassadors for the organization, ensuring it has the financial and human resources to further its mission.


The Expectations:


We are excited about new opportunities that are opening for CRHS currently.  Board members will have vision, skills and commitment to guide the organization in moving forward.  Board members are expected to:

  • Have the skills or experience to help the Board fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities;

  • Come to monthly meetings prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions;

  • Actively participate in committee work;

  • Responsibly represent and advocate for CRHS in their respective communities; and

  • Play an active role in identifying and securing financial resources and partnerships.


The Positions Available:


Three (3) director positions are available with (1) as treasurer, each for 3-year terms.  We are seeking members that have a background in one of the following areas:

  • Operations: background in administration with an appreciation for the value of good planning, clear policies/procedures, and administrative oversight;

  • Human Resources: background in recruiting, conflict resolution, and performance management;

  • Finance: background in accounting, financial reporting, and budget preparation.



Board meetings are currently scheduled for the last Monday of each month from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm held at the CRHS’s office at 440 Evergreen Road, Campbell River. The time requirement is 6 -10 hours per month, including preparation for and attendance at board and committee meetings.


The Benefits: 

CRHS’s Board offers a rewarding opportunity to be part of a compassionate and caring community that offers support to those needing end-of-life care or grieving a loved one.


The Timelines:

Please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for the position to Geri Arkell



Candidate submissions will be brought before the Board for consideration and three people who most closely meet the preferred qualifications will be selected for appointment to the Board. According to CRHS By-Laws, these appointments will serve until the next Annual General Meeting at which time the membership will then vote for their permanent status as members of the Board. Candidates who are not selected in this round will be placed in a pool to be used for future appointments in the event that director vacancies occur mid-year.