Local civic and nonprofit organizations are looking for interested board members, and we're excited to share our latest roundup of local board service opportunities. If your organization has volunteer leadership roles that you'd like to have added to our list please contact Paige Oxendine.
The City of Springfield
The City of Springfield is always seeking candidates to serve on the City's public boards and commissions. At this time, the City has several boards and commissions with current and/or upcoming vacancies. To view the full list of openings and learn how to apply, view the document here. Please contact the City Clerk's office at 417-864-1651 with any questions.
Diaper Bank of the Ozarks
The Diaper Bank of the Ozarks is seeking interested individuals for their Board of Directors, particularly those with a background in the faith-based community, banking, and/or healthcare.
Diaper Bank of the Ozarks (DBO) is established to keep babies happy and healthy by providing access to diapers for families in need and through education on cloth diapering options that promote health and financial responsibility. DBO has touched the lives of over 25,000 babies over the past four years by distributing over 1,000,000 disposable diapers and over 200 cloth diaper starter kits. The organization donates to 40 local partner agencies in Greene County and other rural partners, reaching into 22 outlying counties who then distribute to families in need. Board members can expect to commit at least 3-4 hours per month on DBO activities, including a monthly board meeting, attendance at fundraising events, and any additional committee work (committee is chosen by the board member).
For more information please contact Karina Dixon.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Springfield is looking for volunteers to serve on the Event Leadership Team to help plan and execute the Relay For Life of Springfield. By becoming a Relay For Life event leadership volunteer, you have the opportunity to make a tangible impact in the fight against cancer, gain valuable leadership skills and receive the honor of helping others in your community. The Relay For Life Event Leadership Team meets monthly at the American Cancer Society office.
For more information, contact Elise Peck: Elise.Peck@cancer.org or 417.447.1486
Team Recruitment Chair: This critical role serves as a champion and advocate for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event to recruit new teams to the event.
Survivor & Caregiver Chair: The survivor & caregiver chair recruits, recognizes and engages survivors and caregivers within the community. Primary role is planning survivor and caregiver recognition at the Relay For Life event.
Sponsorship Chair: The sponsorship chair’s primary responsibility is to secure financial and in-kind support from new and returning Relay For Life event sponsors.
Accounting Chair: The accounting chair ensures there is an accurate record of how much money is raised by our RFL teams, sponsors, and event using official ACS accounting policies and procedures.
Kid’s Zone Chair: The kid’s zone chair plans and implements a schedule of events and activities for kids during the Relay For Life. Past activities include face painting, jump house, and games.
Food Truck Recruitment/Management Chair: The food truck recruitment/management chair will work on identifying food trucks to invite to participate in the Relay For Life of Springfield.