It's important for organizations to have input from Springfield YPs, and serving on a local board is a great way to do that. Check back here to see what organizations are looking for new board members! If you know of any companies looking for more YP involvement on their board, please submit those names here.
United Way of the Ozarks is currently recruiting board members to begin a term in the spring of 2018. This is a wonderful opportunity for Network members to get involved with the local nonprofit scene, build leadership experience, and contribute to the community. United Way of the Ozarks solves problems no ONE organization can solve alone. Be part of the positive change and Live United! To submit your application to the nominating committee, email your resume and letter of interest to Cindy Beecher at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 22, 2017.
Cindy Beecher, Director of Administration
417-863-7700 ext. 222
The Red Cross is looking for individuals who would like to be considered either for the board of directors or for a board committee position. An American Red Cross Board Member is a passionate leader who desires to make a positive impact on the community through their engagement in the Red Cross mission. In partnership with the local Executive, a board member will focus outwardly into the community to effectively mobilize support and resources around the Red Cross mission. We also have committees that individuals can volunteer for in order to gain a better insight into the organization before being considered for the board of directors.
Stacy Burks, Executive Director, American Red Cross of Southern Missouri
417-832-9500 ext. 3101
Abilities First has space on our Friends of Abilities First board. FoAF is a non-profit organization that assists with the growing needs and expenses of people with developmental disabilities in Greene County. Friends of Abilities First also provides opportunities for inclusion where people live, learn, work, and play. Jan Kraft would be the contact for someone interested in becoming a FoAF board member. Her email is email@example.com.
Michele Fields, Director of Public Awareness, Abilities FIRST
Big Brothers Big Sisters is always looking for “Bigs” and has 100 kids sitting on their wait list! Being a Lunch Buddy to a student is a great opportunity for Young Professionals. Big Brothers Big Sisters also has a couple of board openings, as well as recurring or one-time volunteer opportunities. Anyone interested is encouraged to reach out to Ashley French.
Ashley French, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks
The Care to Learn – Springfield Chapter has a 30-member Advisory Council of that is responsible for the oversight of the chapter by carrying out the vision and mission of Care to Learn, raising funds and managing the use of those funds, and overseeing and maintaining functioning committees for Care to Learn fundraisers, marketing/outreach, and allocations. Advisory Council members are required to attend 3 out of 4 meetings throughout the year and be active on their assigned committee, which may require additional meetings as needed. Those interested in serving on the Springfield Advisory Council may submit their name and a brief statement of interest for consideration to the Melissa Rea at the contact information below. New Advisory Council members are selected each year in June on an as-needed basis and are on-boarded in July.
Melissa Rea, Chapter Services Specialist – Springfield, Care to Learn
Champion Athletes is looking for Board Members. Champion Athletes of the Ozarks builds self-esteem, self-confidence & everyday life skills, therefore enhancing the lives of children & adults with disabilities through education, sports competition, teaching basic life skills, creating job experiences & reinforcing good social skills. Champion Athletes of the Ozarks is a local organization that is able to make a direct impact on the individuals living and working on our community.
Susan Miles, Director, Champion Athletes of the Ozarks
We have a rotating board at the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks. Our board terms are three years and you can serve two consecutive terms for a total of 6 years. Our fiscal year cycle runs from July 1 to June 30, and we typically have three board openings every year. Our board is comprised of 18 members and we try to have representation from the hospitals we serve, as well as community/business leaders from Springfield and surrounding areas.
Anthony Roberts, Executive Director, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks
National Alliance on Mental Illness is looking for young professionals who have a personal connection with mental illness and an interest in peer support to join our Hope Center Advisory Board. This is a new advisory board for the Hope Center and Warm Line that will report to the Board of Directors of NAMI Southwest Missouri. Elections are held in December each year and the term of office is one year. There is an application process for any interested person.
Debora S. Biggs, Executive Director, NAMI Southwest Missouri
The YMCA anticipates adding 3-5 board members, and is looking to incorporate diversity in gender, ethnicity, geography (not just city of Springfield), and age. Any candidates interested are encouraged to reach out to Steve Gimenez, CEO.
Steve Gimenez, CEO, Ozarks Regional YMCA
417-862-8962 ext. 2110
If anyone is interested in becoming a Springfield Ballet Board Member, please have them reach out to Ashley Walden.
Ashley Walden, Executive Director, Springfield Ballet