Board Member Needed for Organization to Aid the Blind
Afghanistan International Foundation for the Blind (AIFB)
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Board Member needed to aid blind individuals in Afghanistan
Description of Position:
The AIFB Foundation is seeking DEDICATED board members to improve the quality of life for blind individuals living in Afghanistan . As a board member, you will have the opportunity to impact the lives of over 400,000 blind individuals in Afghanistan through education, medical care, rehabilitation, and community services.
(Qualifications and responsibility):
The primary work of the Board of Director is to make decisions on behalf of the foundation and work as a team to execute decisions made by the board legally. Board of Directors are required to participate in quarterly Board meetings (every 3 months). If an individual misses 3 board meetings without giving prior notice they will be removed from the board.
- Must be able to commit 6 months -1 year of services as a board member
- Must receive the majority of board of director's vote in order to become a member
- Must be able to answer any questions that arise from the board members
- Must be able to support the foundation in the amount of $300 annually or encourage people to support the treasury of the organization
- Board member must be willing to help the Foundation extend its contact network
- Recruit or improve board of director functions, fundraising , and make accurate decisions that benefit the mission and vision of the organizations
- Must have strong leadership skills
- Must be able to make decisions that benefit the welfare of the organization
- Be able to conduct and participate in fundraising events
- Current resume
- Cover letter
- Three professional reference letters
Volunteers are obligated to be in touch with the Chairperson and the President of the Foundation at least once per month by phone or email. Volunteers are responsible for having their signatures on any legal documentation provided by (AIFB) foundation. Volunteers must protect, respect and make commitments to confidentialities of the foundation.
About Afghanistan International Foundation for the Blind (AIFB)
40-10 12th Street, Apt. 1C, Long Island City, NY 11101, US
With collaboration and partnership of other international organizations, the foundation will offer services for blind individuals in Afghanistan in order to improve quality of life in the area of education, health, rehabilitation and community services.
The foundation’s objective is to provide educational services to all ages, offer life changing services such as providing blind based computer applications and technologies for children, sending much needed blind based equipment and medical supplies from the United States, teaching students how to study mathematics and science using tactile systems, and providing training.
AIFB, by partnering with medical facilities around the world, will offer health services and provide financial support for prescriptions, laboratory procedures and operations as well as focus on access to local medical facilities, mental health treatment, chronic disease prevention, childbirth, and nutritional guidance.
The Foundation provides rehabilitation and evaluation services as well as community services. We collaborate with and support The Afghan Blind Association in Kabul to promote the disability rights movement.
Student interns: Must be college students or have a bachelor's degree. Interns commit to work 4-5 days per week. They will have a project for their time at the Foundation which they must complete.
Volunteers: Work schedule is flexible, so long as the volunteer works for at least 2 hours/week. Their tasks will be based on the department they request. The minimum time commitment is 6 months.
Board Directors and Officers of Departments must serve for one year.