Board Members, Committee Members, Executive Volunteers


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1470 Fruitvale AvenueOakland, CA 94601


Brothers on the Rise (BOTR) responsibly empowers male youth in Oakland to achieve individual success, develop healthy relationships and contribute to a more just and equitable society. We accomplish this through gender-responsive programs that engage males aged 6-18 both personally and professionally in social service and social change. Our core youth programs are counseling, academic and professional mentoring, leadership and workforce development. We also provide parent education and staff development to help adults raise, teach and develop boys into responsible, peaceful, caring and productive young men.

BOTR was founded in 2008 as a fiscally sponsored nonprofit project of the San Francisco Study Center (SFSC). In July, 2016 BOTR was formally established as an independent 501(c)(3) organization. BOTR is recruiting Board members, as well as Executive Volunteers. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in an emerging non-profit project. If you've never been on a board before, this could be a great chance to gain some experience in this area. We also would love seasoned professionals with previous board service as part of our team..

  • -Board of Directors: The Board of Directors has legal and fiduciary oversight responsibilities, oversees the Executive Director, provides strategic direction and contributes as officers, committee chairs or committee members within their area of expertise.
  • -Board member roles: Roles of Board members include Finance, Fundraising, Program Development and Board Development. There is an Executive Committee made up of the Board Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
  • -Executive Volunteers: These volunteers assist the organization in an area of their expertise, as arranged with the Executive Director.

The following are skills that would be useful for all the roles described above: executive management in nonprofit, for profit or public sphere; financial management; fund-raising; business and strategic planning; public relations and communications; human resources; politics; information technology; program and curriculum development; research; program evaluation.

Note that though we serve male youth, our volunteers are male and female, so we encourage women to apply for any of these roles.

For more information about any of these opportunities, please visit, and see the Get Involved page for Advisory Board and Committee descriptions and applications. Before applying, we encourage communication to learn more about each other and ensure it's a good fit. If you are interested, please e-mail with a brief description of yourself, your interest in volunteering, your area(s) of expertise, and your contact information.

Thanks so much for your time and consideration. We look forward to hearing from you!


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18

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