Board of Directors Recruitment

Free Geek Toronto is a not-for-profit employment social enterprise dedicated to building digital inclusion serving the Greater Toronto Area. We seek out electronic waste donations from individuals and organizations, refurbish computers, and re-sell them alongside other reusable technology at accessible prices. We are supporters of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). We believe in the strong societal impact that comes with a circular economy and are proud to have been working in this space for over a decade.

Free Geek Toronto is looking for four enthusiastic and engaged volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors. We encourage people of all backgrounds, genders, ages, education and income levels, beliefs, cultural, ethnic or sexual identities, and those living with visible or invisible disabilities who are passionate about our cause to volunteer with us. Those with interest and/or experience in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:  

  • Financial Management
  • Social Enterprise/Not-for-Profit Management
  • Marketing and Communications

Why Join Our Team?

Expand your leadership and governance experience, and grow your network 

  • Expand your skills in areas such as not-for-profit governance, fund development, strategy, community building and communications;
  • Contribute to the decision-making processes of a social enterprise in a significant phase of growth;
  • Become part of a team of people passionate about digital inclusion, the environment, social enterprise, and community.

Make an impact, locally and globally

  • Build digital inclusion and reduce barriers to technology at a time when it has never been more important──during COVID-19 remote working, learning and living;
  • Give technology a second life in the hands of those who need it most;
  • Contribute to discussions and decisions that conserve the environment through a circular economy approach to tech;
  • Contribute to FGT’s commitment and initiatives to keeping e-waste out of unethical and non-regulated recycling in the GTA and beyond.

 What will you do?

  • Bring demonstrable experience from a working Board of Directors of a social enterprise / not for profit / charitable organization.
  • In addition to the areas of expertise listed above, bring a range of awareness, skills and / or experience in areas such as community social services, strategic planning, policy, grant writing and community building. 
  • Attend board meetings. Board meetings are generally held on a weekday evening for approximately 2 hours once a month. Currently, meetings are held virtually; however, when safe to do so we will resume meeting at the FGT Store at 180 Sudbury Street.
  • Participate in projects and committees (approximately 5-10 hours/month), help guide the growth and impact of our organization, and be ambassadors of the Free Geek Toronto community and vision [online and offline].
  • Reflect the vibrant diversity of the communities we serve. 

Let’s work together. Ready to join us?

In a cover letter, share with us why joining the Free Geek Toronto Board feels like the right volunteer opportunity for you, along with your updated resume and/or LinkedIn profile. Please note, we are only accepting residents that live in the Greater Toronto Area. 

Applications should be sent to by Friday, May 12th, 2023