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Membership and Volunteers

West Scarborough Community Legal Services is looking for Directors

DEADLINE TO APPLY JULY 20, 2020

WEST SCARBOROUGH COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES (WSCLS) is seeking volunteers to sit as  Directors on its Board. WSCLS is a non-profit legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario that provides free legal advice, representation, and legal education to help low income residents maintain/obtain government benefits and housing, or have employment and immigration problems. Please visit our website at www.westscarboroughlegal.ca to learn more about our organization.

As a community organization, we are currently looking for volunteers who live or work in Scarborough who are willing to contribute their time, experience and ideas in the management of the clinic. Given the current composition of the Board, we are especially seeking volunteers with knowledge and skills related to human resources, finance, and communications. We would also be particularly interested to hear from volunteers with previous community service or board experience, or those who have lived experience.

If you can commit approximately 6 hours per month (including attending a monthly 2-hour meeting that is held in the evening) for a two-year term, we would like to hear from you by July 20, 2020. For more information and to obtain the application form please call Danny Rampersaud, Office Manager at 416-285-0502 ext. 22.

How do I become a member or a director?

Anyone who is 18 years or older and lives or works in Scarborough can be a member or director. Please call us for a membership or director’s form which you must complete.

Why become a member?

  • Members will learn about legal problems faced by low-income people
  • Members will receive information about major changes to the law affecting low-income people
  • Members may qualify to be a Director
  • Directors get experience managing a non-profit organization
  • Directors can attend Board training workshops
  • Members can attend the Annual General Meeting
  • Members can vote on by-law changes
  • Members can vote for Members to become Directors

West Scarborough Community Legal Services is a non-profit corporation administered by a volunteer Board of Directors drawn from the community. Members are elected each year from our membership to oversee the administration and policies of the clinic. The board guides the staff on issues of importance to our community. If you are interested, please contact us at the number below.

How do I become a volunteer?

For further information, please contact us at 416-285-4460 ext. 22.