Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) Chair


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

50 Federal Street3rd FloorBOSTON, MA 02110

About

Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) is a community outreach program that provides opportunities for urban youth and adults to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world. Boston Inspiring Connections Outdoors provides safe, fun, and educational outdoor experiences to youth that would not otherwise have access to these opportunities. Simply stated, we take kids outdoors. The adventures are provided at no cost to the participants, their families or the volunteers. Our program is dependent upon volunteers and charitable contributions.

Requirements:
  • Be a current Sierra Club member
  • Have a willingness and desire to do the job and to do it well
  • Accept a minimum one year commitment
Duties:
  • Act as a contact for national and regional ICO, and communicate on a timely basis with National Steering Committee members and National Staff as needed or requested
  • Be familiar with resource materials for leaders on Sierra Club websites
  • Disseminate national ICO policies and information to all local volunteers
  • Keep ICO National Staff and National Steering Committee representatives informed about local group activities
  • Develop and prioritize goals for the ICO Group
  • Oversee the ICO Group and delegate tasks to other volunteers
  • Monitor the activities of each volunteer committee or volunteers in a leadership position within the ICO Group, and coordinate efforts as needed
  • Conduct regular meetings and coordinate special events
  • Enforce leadership certification rules and leader requirements
  • Participate in the ICO Chair listserve
  • Mentor and train the next Chair
  • Attend national and regional conferences
  • Ensure that Steering Committee meeting notes are taken and distributed (e.g., can assign rotating member responsibilities)
  • Must ensure completion: Prepare quarterly insurance reports and Annual Reports, and ensure completion by Treasurer of financial reports and grant reconciliations for National ICO
  • Must ensure completion: Write ICO articles for national and local Sierra Club newsletters
  • Must ensure completion: Attend and report to Sierra Club Chapter or Group Executive Committee meetings on ICO activities
  • Must ensure completion: Recruit and follow up on new volunteers (at Sierra Club general meetings, new member potluck dinners, orientation meetings and other events)
  • Must ensure completion: Develop and conduct ongoing leader training opportunities (including ICO OLT 101, CARP, & First Aid)
  • Must ensure completion: Maintain current leader certifications and training data in LEADERS database
Membership Information:
https://sierra.secure.force.com/donate/rc_connect__campaign_designform?id=701310000008mUK

Boston ICO Website:
http://www.bostonico.org/bostonico.htm

Any new Chair will receive support and technical assistance from the outgoing Chair to bring them up to speed.

Skills

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Environmental Education
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-4 hours per week

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