Use your financial skills to help preserve affordable housing! Join a volunteer board in Rochester


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1081 Felty Ave SERochester, MN 55904


Every day, people with low to moderate incomes face increasing rental rates that are out of proportion to wages. Plus, older modest rental properties are being turned into luxury rental units, displacing long-time residents. Demand for rental housing is increasing drastically, and the high cost of constructing new units is creating a growing gap between what subsidy programs can produce and what the market will produce.

Each year, CommonBond Communities provides affordable housing and services to help more than 11,000 people with low and moderate incomes. By joining a Community Advisory Board and providing critical financial oversight you are ensuring there is are homes for those who need it most in your community.

What we are looking for:
  • Familiarity with business or finance is helpful, but not required.
  • Familiarity with Roberts Rules of Order helpful, but not required.
Notes on timing:
  • Each Community Advisory Board meets once a year for about an hour.
  • Each meeting occurs on a weekday to be scheduled in spring or early summer (exact dates. determined within a month of the meeting).
  • Volunteers commit to being on a board for at least 2 years (2 meetings total).
What to expect in the meeting:
  • The paper audit is sent out at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting for your review.
  • During the meeting CommonBond staff summarize important points from the audit, share notable occurrences in the housing community, and facilitate discussion and questions from the volunteer board.
Benefits to volunteers:
  • Experience serving on a board.
  • Playing a role in preserving affordable housing through just a couple annual meetings!


  • Financial Auditing
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Volunteers commit to 2 meetings across 2 years.
  • Enrollment process includes an application, phone conversation, and background check.

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