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Board member - Peace House Community

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ORGANIZATION: Volunteers of America-MN--RSVP

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Peace House Community is looking for board members who will help to expand services in the for their community members.

Peace House Community (PHC) is a daytime community center for homeless and low-income adults in south Minneapolis. Peace House Community (PHC) nourishes its members’ bodies and souls by providing a safe space for economically marginalized women and men. PHC enriches the lives of its members, volunteers, and students by offering a place to belong for everyone who comes through its doors. Peace House Community does this by providing folks a meal, meaningful conversation and a safe daytime gathering place where they are treated with kindness and dignity. PHC's volunteers provide free services that are not available at other centers including hand massages, bike repair, neck and back massages, haircuts, clothes mending, art projects and more.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall health and viability of the agency. We are recruiting Board members who have experience in fundraising, marketing, branding, and similar areas to help PHC expand its programming and solidify its future. PHC has been presented with several opportunities to expand its work and partnerships in the community and is looking for individuals with the specific skills to help us make the most of these opportunities.

Board members are expected to attend monthly Board meetings and to use their knowledge, skills, and contacts to help PHC achieve its mission in a sustainable fashion. Board members serve two-year terms and may serve up to three consecutive terms. They are expected to help recruit their own replacements when they leave the Board.

PHC Board members are responsible for:
-Preserving PHC's mission, vision, and values, and ensuring that these are lived out in the daily activities
-Ensuring PHC's ongoing financial stability, including maintaining and developing funding sources, along with overseeing expenses
-Representing PHC in the community, to donors, and to volunteers
-Developing plans for PHC's services to its community
-Maintaining good relationships between PHC and neighbors, social service organizations, and others who share PHC's values and mission

PHC welcomes all applicants, but especially those whose life experiences reflect those of our community members. Stipends and other support may be available to potential Board members who fit these criteria, and they would not be expected to donate or raise funds.

By joining the PHC Board, you will contribute to a unique community in Minneapolis. PHC offers safety and refuge to homeless and low-income adults as they deal with financial insecurity, social isolation, unpredictable life events and more.

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About Volunteers of America-MN--RSVP

Location:

3333 N. 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55412, US

Mission Statement

RSVP offers maximum flexibility for people 55 and over who want to find challenging, rewarding, and significant service opportunities in their communities. RSVP Volunteers work with local organizations to have impact on critical needs in several focus areas: literacy, housing, food security, independence and well-being for seniors and persons with disabilities, economic opportunity, and service to veterans and military personnel and their families. We give volunteers the flexibility to decide who and how frequently they serve and we support volunteers with placement assistance, free supplemental insurance, and other benefits.

Description

RSVP partners with over 80 nonprofits in the six- county metro area, so we can find you an opportunity that matches your skills, interests, and geographic location. We have hundreds of opportunities in areas such as:

At-Home Opportunities

Citizenship--for new Americans

Computers

Companionship Education/Literacy--for children and adults

Driving

Food Shelves

Housing

Mentoring

Independent Living for Seniors

Office Work

Parks

Professional Skills

Phone Work

Skilled Trades

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Board Development
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Board Development, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1816 Portland AveMinneapolis, MN 55404

(44.96456,-93.26801)
 

SKILLS

  • Strategic Planning
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 55
  • Board members are expected to attend monthly Board meetings and to use their knowledge, skills, and contacts to help PHC achieve its mission in a sustainable fashion. Board members serve two-year terms and may serve up to three consecutive terms.

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