Denver, CO 80237
Are you looking for a highly satisfying opportunity to make an impact by giving to others? Do you have passion for the wellbeing of children? A position on the Board of Directors of Shimmering Wings might be that opportunity. Shimmering Wings is a 501c)(3) that provides support and education to individuals who have experienced a childhood death loss. Our primary programs are Camp Erin, a free weekend long camp for grieving children and teens ages 6 to 17, and Next PAGE (Parent and Guardian Experience), our overnight camp for grieving parents, guardians and other adult caregivers of grieving children. As much as possible, we are a family based program, believing that grieving children do best when their caregivers are also supported in their grief. To that end, we also provide periodic programming for the entire family. Our goal in all of our programs is to provide an environment in which participants have their voices heard, their feelings validated, their memories cherished and their ongoing lives supported with loving care and compassion. As a growing organization, we are looking for individuals ignited with passion for the work that we do.to join our small but dynamic Board of Directors, knowing that your expertise will make a difference for the children and their families that we serve. We are especially looking to expand in the areas of finance, fundraising, legal and marketing/outreach as well as counseling/clinical expertise. An understanding and acceptance of grief, especially in children, is a plus. The Board of Directors establishes policy and directs the activities of the organization, and in collaboration with the Executive Director define the issues, think creatively about existing and new opportunities, and address challenges that exist in expanding our reach to grieving children and families. Board members are expected to: Be informed about and actively support the mission, vision and goals of Shimmering Wings Attend Board meetings (scheduled quarterly at a minimum) and provide thoughtful input into organizational operations and programs Promote Shimmering Wings and its programs to family, friends and the community Make a personal, tax deductible contribution at least once a year at a level reasonable to your budget. Participate in fundraising and special events for the organization Act with integrity in the best interest of Shimmering Wings Volunteer at Shimmering Wings events If you’re passionate about volunteering to help children, have creative program and fund raising ideas - or are willing to participate in them -are comfortable reaching out to your network of family, friends and colleagues about a unique and worthwhile cause, this is the opportunity for you! To be considered for a position on the Board of Directors, please email email a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org with your vision for the organization, or the talents or skills you would bring to our board.
Date Posted: Mar 19, 2023