Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering with a non-profit can support the development of leadership skills, encourage professional research in the province, and be a great way to meet others who are passionate about public education.

Read below for more details. If you are interested in a position please contact us at mcdowell@stf.sk.ca

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors supports the Foundation by providing strategic direction, risk-management, and fiscal oversight. We are currently recruiting a public representative for our Board of Directors. Per the Board of Directors Terms of Reference the public member cannot currently be a teacher in the classroom.

Typical Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Attend approximately four board meetings per year.
  • Make recommendations on the policies, priorities, and actions of the Foundation.
  • Help evaluate and develop the long-term success of the Foundation.
  • Represent and promote the Foundation at Foundation events.

What We’re Looking For:

  • An individual with a student currently enrolled in public education in Saskatchewan.
  • Dedicated, organized, and self-motivated individuals who are passionate about public education in Saskatchewan.
  • Past board or committee experience or volunteerism, while not required, is considered an asset.
  • Fundraising experience is considered an asset but not required. 
  • Career experience within education is not a requirement. 
  • Individuals with diverse backgrounds and/or experiences.

The Fundraising Committee is an action committee that is responsible for assisting the McDowell Foundation in planning, coordinating, and implementing all fundraising activities in the support of the projects and associations of the Foundation.

Typical Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Attend regular committee meetings (2-4 times per year)
  • Develop, recommend, and update short- and long-term fundraising plans and goals.
  • Review the costs and returns that can be expected based on the type(s) of fundraising the Committee is considering undertaking.
  • Identify existing and potential sponsors, funders, or donors and collaborate to steward those connections.
  • Select the best fundraising approaches considering the Foundation’s fundraising goals, projected costs, current resources, and projected expenditures on charitable activities.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Someone who is passionate about public education and research in Saskatchewan.
  • Past fundraising or financial experience is considered an asset, but not required.

Research Opportunities

Check back for future research opportunities. 


The work of the McDowell Foundation has been made possible by the generosity of many people who understand the value of educational research to the improvement of teaching and learning in our schools. The Foundation accepts gifts of many different kinds.

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