Volunteer Opportunities and Board Positions
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Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within.
Being a member of a local Camp Fire Council Board of Directors is a rewarding opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of youth in your community. Camp Fire Heartland was the nation’s first Camp Fire Council and has over 100 years of experience serving youth and families in the Kansas City area.
Currently, Camp Fire Heartland serves as the programmatic arm of Camp Fire’s National Headquarters, located in Kansas City. However, holding true to its historical significance, Camp Fire Heartland will return to independent council status by July 1, 2020. Camp Fire Heartland currently reports to the Heartland Advisory Council, as well as the President/CEO of Camp Fire’s National Headquarters.
New members will join the Advisory Council who will support the transition of Camp Fire Heartland to independent status and will ultimately serve as founding board members absorbing all duties of board governance.
The following are expectations for Camp Fire Heartland Advisory Board Members transitioning to Camp Fire Heartland Board of Directors:
- Set the strategic direction for the council that aligns with the Camp Fire Promise and the core program areas (out-of-school time, teen service and leadership and environment and camp)
- Approve long range goals and annual objectives that align with the strategic plan
- Monitor progress toward long range goals and annual objectives
- Evaluate, finalize and approve annual budget
- Ensure adequate financial resources for the council
- Review and approve the council Case for Support
- Cultivate and steward donors and potential donors
- Solicit funds on behalf of the council
- Make your own personal gift to the Council
- Recruit new board members
- Approve additions to the board
- Insure continuous learning for the board around youth development, board best practices and other pertinent topics
- Create all necessary board committees
- Appoint committee chairs and members
- Prepare founding organizational documents, including bi-laws and articles of incorporation
- Conduct an annual board review of each board member and the board as a whole
- Ensure programs align with the Camp Fire Promise and the core program areas (out-of-school time, teen service and leadership and environment and camp)
- Ensure proper program evaluation is taking place for each Camp Fire program
- Select a new Camp Fire CEO when necessary
- Provide the CEO with an annual evaluation based upon the progress toward achieving the strategic plan, long range goals and annual objectives
- Approve the staffing structure for the council
Commitment of money
- Each board member is expected to Make a personal financial contribution, and place Camp Fire among your top three priorities for giving and seeking funds and other forms of support.
- Each board member is also expected to help identify sources of in-kind and financial support for the council.
This Volunteer Opportunity is promoted by Nonprofit Connect.
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