Become a Board Member

We are currently accepting applications for new Board Members:

Who you are

You’re a risk taker, a creative visionary and you believe in the great potential of alternative funding models. You are passionate about conscious activism, International Development, Maternal Health and the Empowerment of Women on a global scale.

You are motivated, innovative and willing to commit to the long-­term growth of a grassroots community based organization. You are willing to activate your connections and bring new ones to the organization and you have a proven history of leading initiatives from start to finish. You understand the importance of self­-inquiry, communicate openly, embrace change and possibility and are driven by your selfless commitment to others.

Board Member Contributions

  • Attend monthly board meetings held in Vancouver, in addition to occasional planning meetings and community and fundraising events.
  • Take an active role in learning about and being committed to the Society’s mission, services, programs, policies and by­-laws.
  • Prepare for meetings by reviewing the agenda and reading background materials and contribute to discussions at meetings and in between meetings via email/phone.
  • Engage in the planning and success of multiple fundraising events throughout the year.
  • Play an active role in establishing and exceeding fundraising goals.
  • Assist the Board and organization in carrying out its responsibilities and support and inspire staff in their goals.
  • Represent Shanti Uganda, share our story and inspire others to act.

Your Qualifications and Experience

We welcome a diverse range of skills, experience and background, both professional and personal. Currently looking for those with experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Seeking individuals with experience in human resources, event planning, charity law, financial management, fundraising, communications and strategy, midwifery/maternal health, international development

  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all staff and board members

  • Interest in working in nonprofit and social innovation environment

  • Deep interest in and passion for Maternal Health & International Development

  • Previous experience with a non-profit and/or Board of Directors and strategic planning an asset.

  • A team player and visionary with strong decision making skills

  • Well developed communication, interpersonal and presentation skills

Benefits of Joining Our Team

  • Make a sustainable, inspired, empowered contribution to the health and well being of Ugandan women and their communities. Witness the deep impact of your involvement on an ongoing basis.
  • Have the opportunity to impact the mission of this organization at a critical time in its development.
  • Join other dynamic leaders committed to global change and experience the power of deep, sustainable, conscious activism.

Application Details

Board Members serve for either a two or three year term and contribute approximately 5 hours each week in addition to attending a monthly board meeting, occasional planning meetings and fundraising events throughout the year.

Minimum commitment of two years is required.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email