Join the Board!

Are you passionate about OPIRG-Peterborough’s vision and the work that we do? Want to get more involved? Consider becoming a volunteer Board member!

Among other things, the role of the Board is to support OPIRG’s projects, working groups, and committees; to be part of the planning, visioning and priority-setting for the organization; and to work collectively with the staff to oversee the work of the organization.

The OPIRG Board of Directors is comprised of 7 individuals. Most often, Board Members are Trent students, but faculty, community members, and former staff/interns/volunteers/researchers, as well as those with no previous OPIRG experience are also encouraged to apply.

A Board member’s minimum commitment is to attend biweekly meetings (about 2 hours in length) and 2 “office hours” per week. We ask that folks commit to at least one year.

2020 ELECTION TIMELINE
Nominations Open: January 9, 2020

Nominations packages will be available in the OPIRG office, Sadleir House, 751 George St. North, room 102 or online (click here: OPIRG board nomination package document 2020)

An electronic copy or hard copy of the nomination package must be submitted to OPIRG staff in person or at opirg@trentu.ca by the deadline. Upon receiving the completed form, a receipt will be issued to you.

Nomination Interview with 1 current Board member: January 9 to January 30. Meetings times and locations will vary according to the availability of existing Board Members. This meeting is mandatory for all candidates. Email opirg@trentu.ca to set up the meeting.

The existing Board Member shall interview applicants and choose appointees based on:

Parity of the Board (OPIRG Peterborough strives to ensure broad and adequate representation of historically marginalized groups on the Board);

Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the organization;

Whether minimum requirements for student membership on the Board has been reached.

For more information access the nomination package here: OPIRG board nomination package document 2020

Nominations Close: by 5:00 pm, January 30th
Elections: January 31, 2020 at the Gathering Space, 6-9pm

Image Description: Poster advertising OPIRG’s Annual General Meeting, that took place January 31st, 2020.

Have questions? Interested? Please contact us at opirg@trentu.ca.