Volunteers are the heart of our organization. As a small ministry with a big heart, we rely on our network of volunteers to help us help others.
- Teachers/Facilitators/Instructors: To help teach our educational classes: counselors, computers & financial instructors, and pastors. The minimum time commitment is one hour a week, or more as desired. We will work with your schedules.
- Organizing:Help sorting donations received and also organizing supplies at the Family Store. Assist staff with inventory. (1 shift per week or more)
- Guest relations/Reception: Helping to answer the phones, greet visitors, and accept donations. Four hours shifts available from 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and afternoons from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Saturdays shifts from 8am — 12noon and 11am — 3pm. (Volunteers can take 1 shift each week)
- Childcare: On-call to provide childcare assistance at the foundation to allow moms to participate during adult-only activities at the center.
The goal of our educational programs are the restoration of self-worth, stimulation of growth, wellness, encourage learning, and family empowerment. Individuals are challenged to work towards becoming their best self while they enroll with us. Because Christ cares, we care!
Board of Directors & Advisory Committees
This membership typically requires quarterly meeting commitments. Available committees include: Fundraising, Community Outreach, Development, Finance, Accounting, Personnel, Human Resources, Administration, Management.
Nonprofit Experience, Community Service, Policy Development, Program Evaluation, Public Relations, Communications, Education, Instruction, Special Events, and Grant Writing. We welcome volunteers with specialty skills including banking/finance, law practice, professional counseling, real estate, etc.
BOARD MEMBERS’ JOB DESCRIPTION
The WFCIF Foundation Board of Directors comprises leaders from the nonprofit and for-profit sector who are dedicated to the Foundation’s mission. Serving on the WFCIF Foundation Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about strengthening leadership and governance in the nonprofit sector.
Board members are expected to have the financial acumen to read and understand WFCIF Foundation’s financial statements and to otherwise help the board fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities. ***Board members are expected to attend four board meetings per year. They are expected to read board materials in advance of board meetings and to come prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions. ***Board members are expected to serve on one or more committees of the board and to actively participate in committee work. ***Board members are expected to play an active role in securing the financial resources necessary for WFCIF Foundation to achieve its mission. *** Board members are expected to leverage personal relationships and connections to help the development committee and staff identify and solicit potential founders, as well as directly invest in WFCIF Foundation’s work by making a personal contribution each year. *** Board members are expected to responsibly represent WFCIF Foundation to their respective communities and to advocate for WFCIF Foundation’s mission, programs, and services as appropriate. ***Board terms last for 2 years and board members can serve for up to three consecutive terms.
Desired Skills and Expertise
We are currently recruiting for diverse leaders with expertise in the following area:
PROFILE 1: Advocacy Professional
WFCIF Foundation seeks an experienced advocacy professional who has planned and implemented advocacy strategies and campaigns to support an issue or cause. We seek a board leader to help cultivate the board’s leadership role in advocacy in support of staff as part of a broader commitment to increase awareness about the importance of our mission, influence public policy, and expand our reach. We seek professional in: Marketing/sales, Lawyers, Accountants, Web designers, freelance Writers, Press Release Committee, and Board Diversity etc.
PROFILE 2: Advocacy Connector
WFCIF Foundation seeks an a well-connected leader who is passionate about Women and Family Empowerment and can leverage his/her networks and resources in support of efforts to positively impact the policy environment in which WFCIF Foundation does its work. The ideal candidate has have a track-record of supporting individuals impacted by traumatic experiences/memories such as: domestic violence, rape, in-castration, drug/alcohol addiction, emotional abuse, grief, loss, etc. And strong connections to local/state/national decision makers who are in a position to positively impact WFCIF’s work to Women/Family impacted by Traumatic Experience/Memories. The ideal board candidate should have prior nonprofit board member experience or have/willing to receive formal board training.