Getting Board? See how you can serve today!

Posted by Katie Jones on Nov 15, 2018

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



Champions Committed to Kids is looking for a few passionate people to join our board. We give hope and inspiration to children with medical conditions and/or disabilities by pairing them with local athletic teams. The child and the athletes learn from and inspire each other throughout the season, creating a greater feeling of purpose that impacts individuals, schools, and our community.
For more information contact:

Chris Jarratt, Board Member
Phone: 417-496-2113 



Diaper Bank of the Ozarks is seeking board members who are interested in and care about our mission and those we serve in the Ozarks. Members are expected to serve on a committee and attend functions as well as contribute at monthly board meetings. Members are also expected to contribute financially (or by bringing new donors).

Meeting Time: Every third Tuesday at noon

How to apply: Interested individuals should email Katy Spencer ( for more information.



The Missouri State University School of Nursing is looking for Community Advisory Board Members! Contact Allison Anbari at for more information.


On behalf of your Missouri Council of the Blind, we would like to announce that the MCB Thrift Store, located in Springfield, Missouri, is looking for board members!  The Missouri Council of the Blind is the largest blind-consumer organization in the state that assists those who are blind or legally blind throughout Missouri.  Through a plethora of programs and services, MCB provides current and future assistance to one of the largest blind populations in the U.S. 

Contact Person:

Luke Littell



Cents of Pride is a program that empowers students to earn the things they want and need while learning valuable life skills to succeed throughout their lives. They are seeking additional people board positions!

Contact Person:

Kim Acuff



Girls on the Run of Southwest Missouri is looking for a few passionate people to join our Board! We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. We want Board members that want to help empower young girls to change the world! 

Contact Person:

Alyea Alldredge

The Ozarks Literacy Council is currently seeking board members! There is no monetary cost to joining the OLC board, which makes it an ideal board for enthusiastic, first-time board members. 

Contact Person: 

Brian Kist, Board President

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

Contact Person:

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.

Contact Person:

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

Contact Person:

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.

Contact Person:

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.

Contact Person:

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.

Contact Person:

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.

Contact Person:

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.

Contact 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.  

Contact Person:

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.

Contact Person:

Ashley Walden, Executive Director, Springfield Ballet





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