Board of Directors

Are you passionate about making a meaningful impact in the world? APOPO vzw is seeking dedicated individuals to join our Board of Directors and help steer our organization towards greater success in our mission.


APOPO is a non-profit organization that harnesses the remarkable sense of smell of scent detection animals to save lives and promote socio-economic development in communities around the world. From detecting landmines to diagnosing tuberculosis, our innovative solutions are transforming humanitarian efforts and improving the lives of people in need.

Role description

As a member of APOPO’s Board of Directors, you will play a crucial role in guiding the strategic direction of the organization, ensuring financial stability, and advancing our mission. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, including but not limited to:

  • Fundraising and Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Non-profit Governance
  • Legal and Compliance
  • Marketing and Communications
  • International Development
  • Public Health


  • Provide strategic guidance and oversight to APOPO’s management team.
  • Actively participate in board meetings, committees, and special projects.
  • Advocate for APOPO’s mission and initiatives within your personal and professional networks.
  • Support fundraising efforts and donor stewardship activities.


  • Passion for APOPO’s mission and values.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in your field.
  • Ability to commit time and energy to board activities, including regular meetings and special events.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience serving on non-profit boards or committees is desirable but not required.

Note that this is a non-remunerated position. The meetings frequently occur online. When conducted in person, the meetings take place in Antwerp, Belgium.

How to apply

If you are interested in joining APOPO’s Board of Directors and making a difference in the world, please submit a cover letter and resume/CV by Sunday June 2nd. In your cover letter, please explain why you are passionate about APOPO’s mission and how your skills and experience align with the responsibilities of a board member.

Apply here

Thank you for your interest in APOPO and our mission to save lives and promote positive change. We look forward to welcoming dynamic and committed individuals to our board team!

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