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Join Secondhand Stories Founding Board!

Secondhand Stories is a registered non-profit chicken sanctuary founded in 2021. Located in Rideau Lakes, our mission is to provide a loving forever home to abandoned, abused and neglected chickens. Secondhand Stories was founded by partners Liz & Craig Wheeler, has no paid staff, and is 100% volunteer-run. 

We offer a life-long sanctuary for 19 special chickens to be free from exploitation.

As we continue to grow, we are building a founding board of directors. We're seeking resourceful leaders with the skills and energy to help guide the future of Secondhand Stories. It is our goal to become a registered charity.


  • Commit to a 2-year term, minimum.

  • Board members must attend six meetings a year.

  • We encourage attendance of keystone events.

  • Board members must be aligned with the mission of Secondhand Stories.


  • Prepare to give 8+ hours per month to tasks for the organization, such as:

    • Administration (i.e. ensuring adherence to non-profit laws, updating policies)

    • Volunteer strategy (i.e. updating manual with job duties, recruitment)

    • Outreach strategy (i.e. helping with our humane education tour pilot program)

    • Events (i.e. planning, tabling)

    • Other, based on skill and interest!

  • Reviewing and approving the annual budget

  • Reviewing and approving the annual tax and corporation filing

  • Reviewing bylaws, policies, and procedures for necessary updates

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience serving as a board member or non-profit employee.

  • No personal financial contribution is required to join the board, but we hope candidates will champion our cause and encourage donations from their network.


If you are interested in joining the team, please click below!

Apply now


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