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Board Member Opening for Mental health and Substance Recovery in the Food/Bev/Hospitality Industry

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 12 people are interested

  • Are you passionate about the hospitality industry?
  • Do you have experience with start ups and scaling business?
  • Would you like meet other leaders in the industry to discuss wellness, mental health, and substance use recovery?

IF SO, SERVING ON THE CULINARY HOSPITALITY OUTREACH AND WELLNESS (CHOW) BOARD MAY BE A GREAT CHOICE FOR YOU! (Our board gaps are the in the following areas: nonprofit experience, business strategy, legal, and/or education)

Please message me with answers to these questions:

Please tell us why you would like to serve on the CHOW council:

What special areas of interest do you have for serving on the CHOW Council:

Please tell us what other organizations have you participated in or supported:

The hospitality industry hosts an incredible group of hard-working people. They are the folks who sing at your birthdays, pour your champagne on new years, wash your dishes, and enjoy making others happy. They love doing it! But it comes with the cost of low wages, long hours, little access to health care, and a culture of competition. The lifestyle does not always support physical or mental health. Many of the coping strategies involve avoidance, masking, or self-medicating.

In order to enact change, we are looking for a council of like-minded people who love the hospitality industry and want that community to have access to mental health resources. We directly offer peer support and training and have partners to offer clinical support. We need a strong, smart, courageous, and connected council to help us achieve our mission. The need has never been more urgent considering the pressure Covid-19 has put on the industry.

Specific Council responsibilities include:

  • Actively participating on committees and fundraising
  • Advisor for plans and programs
  • Creating a system of measurement for evaluating impact
  • Attending and being prepared for meetings
  • Approving CHOW’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all legal, and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Evaluating of the Executive Director
  • Assisting in identifying and recruiting other potential Council members
  • Acting as an ambassador for CHOW
  • Ensuring equity in CHOW
  • Must be able to sign the Board Commitment Statement at the end of nomination form
  • Around 70-100 hours of volunteer time/year

CHOW’s mission and goals:

Mission: to support wellness within the hospitality industry and to improve the lives of our community through shared stories, skills, and resources.

  • Outreach - Share our resources with the restaurant and hospitality industry.
  • Resources - Create partnerships with clinicians, fitness venues, and other professional organizations that will allow us to offer whole body wellness.
  • Education - Provide tools that will help the hospitality industry understand and address mental health.

Come join us!


No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.



1777 E 39TH AVE, DENVER, CO 80205, US

Mission Statement

CHOW is an organization of culinary and hospitality staff working to nourish their lives inside and outside of the kitchen. We believe in a future where our community never loses another person to addiction, suicide or mental illness again. And it starts with talking. We create safe and supportive opportunities for the industry to connect and discuss problems they’re facing with people who get it.


CHOW offers mental wellness resources to the restaurant/hospitality industry. Directly offering peer support, and partnering with groups to offer clinical support. Currently adding a wellness app, virtual fitness, and mental health training.


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Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Health & Medicine


Mon Mar 06, 2023 - Sun Jun 04, 2023
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Mental Health
  • General Education
  • Financial Literacy
  • Legal (General)
  • Community Outreach


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 100 hours per year
  • There is a form for all interested persons to fill out and return to Erin Boyle.

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