The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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Building Community Bridges, Inc. (BCB) is seeking a Legal Counsel/Board Member who can assist with drawing up contracts, guiding us in trademark and copyrights of our materials as well as help ensure that BCB's activities and actions are in accordance with nonprofit and tax exemption laws. We need assistance with agreements with other organizations and legal guidance in all matters pertaining to the nonprofit sector. Additionally, BCB will become the parent organization of a social enterprise benefitting rural villages in West Africa, and the Legal Counsel Board Member will be instrumental in research and guidance in this effort. BCB partners with villages in West Africa to promote self-directed change that helps these communities thrive. Our current projects include partnering with a village in Ghana to assist in the development a social enterprise based on rice cultivation, providing employment opportunities, dignity and self-reliance and addressing sanitation needs in the community. While working with all villagers, we have conducted specific training and workshops for women to empower them as change agents to transform their villages into self-reliant communities. Great things are happening at BCB and we want you to become part of it! Benefits of volunteering with BCB: * Build your skills in an innovative yet hands-on way. * Be part of a new exciting social venture. * Experience meaning and purpose in the difference your work makes. * Enjoy the support of people who share your interests and values. * Increase your understanding of global issues that are affecting our entire world.