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CROSO Board Member

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Volunteer Position: CROSO Board Member

Term of Service: 3 years, renewable

Accountable To: CROSO Board President and CROSO Executive Director

CROSO’s Mission: CROSO is dedicated to making possible the transformation of Ugandan communities by providing post-secondary education scholarships to former street children.


Participate in all 4 annual CROSO board meetings.

  1. In non-COVID times, board meetings are held in the Chicago area and members are expected to participate in person or via video chat. Since March of 2019, we've held all meetings virtually, regardless of board member location.
  2. We understand that emergencies happen and important family functions (weddings, etc.) get scheduled without checking everyone’s calendars.
  3. However, if more than one meeting is missed in a calendar year, that board member will be removed from the board for the following year.

Actively participate on at least one committee. Current committees include Annual Benefit, Career & Professional Development, Development (Fundraising & Marketing), Finance, and Scholar Support.

  1. Participate in at least 75% of those meetings either in person or via phone.
  2. If the board member cannot be present for the committee meeting, a conversation with the chair of that committee will need to be scheduled for it to count as participation.
Act as an ambassador for CROSO in the community.
  1. Share with others that you are involved in this work. (This can include friends, family, colleagues, announcements to your alumni chapters, etc.)
  2. When opportunities arise, help network on behalf of CROSO.

Contribute new names to our email and mailing lists.

Fill at least one table (10 guests) at the annual benefit, held in Chicago each year in the fall (typically October).
  1. This obligation can be met through the board member purchasing the table ($1,000 per table) and inviting guests for free or getting 9 individuals to purchase their own seats at your table.
  2. If it is not possible for the board member to fill a table, then he/she must contribute substantially to CROSO's fundraising efforts in a different way. Previous board members have done this by rallying support for #CROSOcommits (our online day of giving in April), sponsoring a scholar, etc.


No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.



PO BOX 4399, Chicago, IL 60680, US

Mission Statement

CROSO is dedicated to making possible the transformation of Ugandan communities by providing post-secondary education scholarships to former street children in Uganda.


Started in 2007, CROSO was created to meet the needs of former street children in Uganda who had been accepted into post-secondary institutions, but lacked funding to enroll. CROSO initially sponsored one college student and has since grown to our current status of supporting 16 Scholars in college and we have seen an additional 16 CROSO Scholars already graduate.

CROSO provides post-secondary scholarships to former street children in Uganda. Because our Scholars are all former street children, our scholarships cover more than tuition. We also provide housing, food, supplies, transportation and a laptop for each Scholar. We also pair each Scholar with a Liaison (mentor) who communicates monthly. CROSO is based in the Chicago-land area, but welcomes remote participation on several of our committees.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Critical Thinking
  • Networking
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • Orientation will take 2 hours. Monthly expectations vary by committee involvement, but typically board members contribute 2-8 hours per month.

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