Ever seen someone struggling and not know how to help? Have you seen someone without shelter on the street? Have you known someone struggling with mental illness or substance use? Have you ever been that someone needing help and now want to give back? RPSV has a way you can make a difference! By joining RPSV's Board, you can help a loved one or a stranger challenged by mental illness, substance use, homelessness, or food insecurity: The description below is just a one-minute read but it explains how you can help a person facing these issues--for a lifetime... Volunteer as a Board member for Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia (RPSV) and change the world for adults across Northern Virginia in recovery from mental health, substance use, and homelessness issues! Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia (RPSV) offers a broad range of peer support and related services to individuals coping with mental health, especially Peers in Recovery. We offer community referrals, peer support groups, one-on-one peer support, employment assistance, computer lab, Wi-Fi, landline phone access, recreational therapy, socialization, and more, at five RPSV centers across Fairfax County. We support ~9,000 adults across Northern Virginia annually. All interested parties are encouraged to inquire regarding volunteer membership on our Board of Directors. Please include a short 5 sentence paragraph about your reasons for choosing RPSV as your volunteer opportunity. RPSV’s mission, our focus in the health & human services arena, the demographics of our beneficiary population, and our firm commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, encourage us to seek out individuals with a strong commitment to the amelioration and treatment of mental health and substance issues, persons of color (especially women) and peers in recovery. For more information, please visit our website www.rpsva.org. Who we are looking for: * We are primarily looking for Peers in Recovery from challenges with mental health, addiction, food insecurity and homelessness. We also would welcome the voice of someone who has experienced trauma. We are also looking for potential members with the below experience, as a plus! (no need to have all the qualifications below!) * Candidates who have business experience in non-profit management and development or technical assistance experience (specific support to non-profits to improve specialized services and skills. * Candidates who have a background in Psychology or Education * Candidates who are experienced in Event Management, Community Outreach, Marketing and Fundraising *Candidates with Finance or Accounting Background RPSV Board Member Expertise, Roles, and Responsibilities Overall: A Volunteer position, with a two-year term, and an average monthly commitment of 4-6 hours of service per month. Our bylaws require most of the Board members to be Peers in Recovery; however, all interested parties are welcome to inquire. Our goal is also to build a diverse Board of Directors. Preference will be given to those who live or work in Fairfax and Arlington counties in Virginia. We have been meeting virtually, but would like to have a few in person board meetings. Roles Board members support and further develop the mission, goals, and policies of the organization, help management assign priorities, and encourage us in the way we conduct ourselves. Members help guide management’s development of a long-range plan. Members help maintain RPSV’s integrity, independence, and ideals. Members support and guide RPSV’s President in managing operations. Members exercise fiduciary responsibility and retain broad oversight over the President and the management team, especially with respect to budgets, operating and financial results, audits for compliance with internal policies, and external requirements, and performance against goals. Responsibilities: Be committed to the mission, goals, and policies of the organization. Attend board meetings and contribute their wisdom and expertise as it relates to the organization. Perform the functions and work of the board to the best of one’s ability. Recommend others who could serve on the board or be of value to the organization in other capacities. Avoid any conflicts of interest and situations that would compromise the principles of the organization or lead to the perception of compromise. Be knowledgeable about the organization, the services it provides, and the community in which it operates. We look forward to hearing from you. Remember to tell us a little about yourself and why you would like to volunteer your time to our organization's board and its mission.
Date Posted: Dec 27, 2023