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ORGANIZATION: Great Life Mentoring


Board of Directors Position

Would you like to be part of a dynamic team that enhances the lives of children who live in poverty and receive mental health care?

Great Life Mentoring (GLM) is now accepting applications to the Board of Directors. Individuals from all cultures, ethnicities, races, backgrounds and walks of life are encouraged to apply. Applicants need not reside in the Portland/Vancouver metro area as meetings are virtual.

About Great Life Mentoring

Great Life Mentoring is a 501(c)(3) public charity and an evidence-based mental health intervention that utilizes community volunteers to significantly improve the mental health conditions of children living in poverty. It’s unlike any other mentoring program, and it’s proven to work.

For the past 22 years, GLM has worked in partnership with mental health organizations, and its careful approach has positively impacted over 1,000 kids-providing nearly 100,000 hours of consistency, positive interactions and quality time that changes lives.

The organization is engaged in the highest-level scientific research (a randomized controlled trial), with the long-term goal being to scale this proven intervention and provide GLM’s standard of care, stability and emotional competence to children in communities through the US and Canada.

What’s in it for you?

Being part of this important movement is good for you, too. If you’re a career-oriented person orcommunity advocate, this is a wonderful opportunity to enhance your skills and build your resume. You will have a chance to fulfill your philanthropic interests in a meaningful way, and you will learn from this dynamic team of community leaders.

Desired Skills and Experience

Board members serve as ambassadors, provide leadership, guidance and financial sustainability. Board members need not have all of the following skills, but within the team they will be represented: Accounting, Fundraising, Hospitality, Human Resources, Legal Compliance, Technology, Marketing, Social Media, Strategic Planning.

This organization is committed to building a leadership team that reflects the diversity of the community it serves.

Application Process

The application process includes an application, virtual interview, screening (i.e., background check) and training.

If you are interested in serving on the GLM Board of Directors, contact elizabeth@greatlifementoring or use the following links to view the position description and full application.


  • https://greatlifementoring. com/s/board-member- application.pdf

Position Description:

  • https://greatlifementoring. com/s/Board-Member-Position- Description-2022.pdf

More information on Great Life Mentoring can be found here:

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About Great Life Mentoring


1895 NW Front Avenue, Portland, OR 97209, US

Mission Statement

Great Life Mentoring cultivates meaningful relationships where children facing adversity - and the adults who mentor them - live happier, healthier lives!


We are Great Life Mentoring, a place where unconditional care helps vulnerable children - and the adults who mentor them - live happier, healthier and more meaningful lives. We provide all the training and support you need to be a successful mentor.


Board Development
Children & Youth
Board Development, Children & Youth, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Legal (General)
  • Accounting
  • Business Development
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Board members commit to one year. Meetings are virtual, one Wednesday per month 6:00-7:30pm (Pacific Time Zone). Board members also participate in organizational events twice per year.
  • 1. Successfully pass required background checks and screening 2. Successfully complete training provided by staff 3. Prior experience working with boards is helpful 4. Possess a professional, courteous manner and ability to communicate.

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