Call for Volunteers

by Josh Kerr | Apr 14, 2023

The JFM is looking for community members to join the group of volunteers that help make us the foundation for the people and organizations in our community. Our volunteer committee members ensure that representatives from our community have a say in how the Foundation delivers its support.

Our committees require varying time commitments, with each meeting anywhere from two to four times yearly.

Committees currently seeking volunteers include:

Audit & Finance
This committee oversees the annual audit process including the application of sufficient and appropriate internal controls.

The committee also vets the draft financial statements and annual budget for recommendation to the Board. The committee is responsible for recommending amendments (if any) to financial policies, procedures and internal controls to the Board.

Community Impact Grants
This committee distributes Foundation allocated funds to registered charities in Manitoba, determining the recipients by reviewing grant applications submitted by both Jewish and general community organizations.

This committee oversees the process of investing and re-investing donor gifts of capital with the objective of maximizing return at a reasonable level of risk.

The Committee appoints a professional investment advisor and engages with various investment managers as part of its process of overseeing allocations within the investment portfolio.

Scholarship and Special Awards
These committees review applications for available scholarships and awards which encourage academic achievement and volunteer contributions to our community.

Women’s Endowment
This committee distributes Women’s Endowment allocated funds to programs and projects in Manitoba that directly benefit women and girls in our province.

Volunteering at the JFM is...

... community: many individuals benefit from JFM grants and scholarships each year and our volunteers find it very meaningful to facilitate the processes that enable this to happen.

... connections: our committees are a great way to meet like-minded people and connect with others in the community.

...fulfillment: all Jewish Foundation committees enable you to make a positive and lasting contribution to the community.

If you want to join a committee, please get in touch with Tracy Price at [email protected].