Arthur Ford Nature Park - Committee Members and Garden Volunteers

We are seeking applicants for multiple positions on the Arthur Ford Nature Park Committee

What does the Committee do?
The Committee establishes and oversees fundraising and management of the Arthur Ford Nature Park, located on the Arthur Ford Public School campus at 617 Viscount Road, and it assists with the leadership, development and sustainability of the Park.

Who makes up the Committee?
The Committee is made up of a combination of representatives from the Arthur Ford Public School faculty and members of the community at large.

What’s in it for you? 

  • the opportunity to have an impact on building a healthy and sustainable city
  • the opportunity to use your strengths and skills to help cultivate a beautiful educational park for students
  • the opportunity to gain project management, leadership, collaboration and program development skills the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of the environmental issues that impact all of us
    locally, provincially, nationally and globally
  • the opportunity to develop relationships with a wide variety of dynamic concerned citizens
  • the opportunity to experience a sense of accomplishment, contribution and connection to the community

Are you experienced and do you have the time?
We are seeking strong leaders with a broad range of strengths, skills and experience who are committed to the role of a strong, cohesive and environmental non-profit community in building a healthy and sustainable Nature Park.

Specifically, we are seeking individuals who have experience and skills in:

  • Communications & Marketing (specifically social media, website and e-newsletters)
  • Fundraising
  • Governance

We believe diversity is valuable and strive to involve representatives that reflects our community.

Major responsibilities of the Committee:

  • Provide high level oversight to the management of the Arthur Ford Nature Park including monitoring of goals and approving adjustments when necessary
  • Ensure that Arthur Ford Outdoor Educational Foundation is accountable to funding sources in terms of deliverables and reporting
  • Drive resources (funding, people, opportunities) toward the Arthur Ford Nature Park.
  • Engage in succession planning for the Committee.
  • Commit to fundraising $10,000 a year in revenue to support the Nature Park.
  • When necessary, advising the Thames Valley District School Board of planned major work (i.e. planting of trees) in the Nature Park.


  • Committee meetings occur six to seven times during the year (convenient dates determined
    as a group)
  • Ad hoc and sub-committees meet as needed for their work agenda.

Expectations of Committee members:
Committee members are expected to be active participants in the Arthur Ford Outdoor Educational
Foundation activities, and support, committing to a minimum of 2 hours a month through the following

  • Participating in at least 75% of the Committee meetings each year.
  • Participating as a Committee representative in at least one public event per year.
  • Working collaboratively and respectfully with other Committee members.
  • Communicating and promoting the Arthur Ford Outdoor Educational Foundation mission and Member organizations in the London community and public forums.
  • Being alert to opportunities, funding and people that can benefit the Arthur Ford Outdoor Educational Foundation over the long term
  • Becoming familiar with the Arthur Ford Outdoor Educational Foundation finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.

How to apply: Apply today by emailing Sue Epstein at by July 31st 2019 with your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest and relevant skills. Preference for those with communications and fundraising experience.


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