It’s important for organizations to have input from Springfield YPs, and serving on a local board is a great way to do that. Check back here to see what organizations are looking for new board members!

If you know of any local board openings in the community, please submit them below.

Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development

Member Opening

Bob Jones

(417) 864-1593

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development provides a forum for public participation on the City’s annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding within the established guidelines. In carrying out its duty, the Committee holds monthly meetings, public hearings, and reviews project updates. The purpose of the committee is to provide public review and comment on CDBG funding and provide comments to City Council regarding staff funding recommendations. Members of the CACCD are appointed by City Council to serve and provide a public forum for review and comment on the CDBG funding.

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American Red Cross of Southern Missouri

American Red Cross of Southern Missouri Board of Directors

Stacy Burks

(417) 866-9813

Are you leader who likes to be engaged and desires to make a positive impact in the community? Are you looking for an opportunity to make meaningful connections and support the efforts of ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things? The American Red Cross of Southern Missouri is recruiting a few new board members to join our great leadership team as we begin the next fiscal year.

Board members bring their diverse backgrounds and skills to the table, united by the passion we share for our mission—to prevent and alleviate suffering in the face of emergencies. Our directors focus outwardly into the community to mobilize support and resources around the Red Cross mission. They also help support our mission delivery by building relationships and maximizing Red Cross presence and connectivity in our communities.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity to be a difference maker, please contact Stacy Burks, Executive Director.

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Springfield Little Theatre Associate Board

Associate Board Member

Shannon Sherrow

(417) 869-3869

The SLT Associate Board represents an enthusiastic network of innovative young professionals (ages 22-40) from the Springfield area in order to support the mission of the Springfield Little Theatre to entertain, educate and involve the community in live productions and in the preservation of the historic Landers Theatre.


  • Serve as liaisons for SLT to the young professional community by inviting NEW contacts to participate in theatre events.
  • Coordinate, plan, implement and support in conjunction with the SLT Staff, annual fundraising events which constitutes a portion of the Springfield Little Theatre’s annual fundraising budget. Those events are TBD.

*Each Associate Board member must submit an application for review and approval by the SLT Board of Directors and staff of Springfield Little Theatre.*


  • A membership fee of $100 is due within the first 30 days of being a member. This fee allows members to receive 2 free tickets to each mainstage show, a board nametag, exclusive invitations to theatre events, and more.
  • Attend all monthly pre-scheduled meetings which will be held the first Monday of each month at 6:00 PM. Associate Board Members are allowed two excused absences per year and must notify the president in advance. Associate Board Members will be asked to resign from the Board if many unexcused absences occur.
  • Each Associate Board member may serve up to two consecutive 3 year terms. A second 3 year term may be applied for immediately following the first term and must be approved by the SLT Board of Directors and staff of Springfield Little Theatre. After two full terms have been served, a board member cannot re-apply to the Associate Board until after being removed for more than 2 years.
  • All Associate Board Members are asked to promote shows and events and meet sponsorship and donation goals along with ticket sale goals for special events.
  • Associate Board Members MUST attend/volunteer theatre fundraising events that will be scheduled in the coming months as well as organize and attend assigned Associate Board fundraising events.
  • Each Associate Board Member MUST tear tickets or usher for at least one show per every show in the season. Associate Board members will also be asked to sign up to be “greeters” during shows in addition to ushering. This is to make our patrons feel special and welcomed by the people who are involved in the theatre.
  • All Associate Board Members are expected to be present at the first Staff/Board mixer on Monday August 1, 2022 and at the Landers Open House event on August 11, 2022.

Application Deadline: July 22, 2022. If you have any specific questions, please contact Shannon Sherrow at

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Springfield Council of PTAs

Board Openings

Donna Petiford

The Springfield Council of PTAs is looking for energic people to fill executive board openings due to expiring terms.  As the largest school district in Missouri, the Council serves as an umbrella for all of our local school PTAs. We provide leadership development, encourage parent and public involvement, as well as, a resource for managing a PTA, education, parenting information, and legislative issues. The Council is looking forward to an amazing year as Covid restrictions are lessening with the hopes of PTA sponsored events are returning.

Our message this year is “Why PTA” – If the pandemic taught us anything, personal involvement is key ingredient to the success of our education system. There is a great deal of talk about performance and test scores, yet little is being said about the support system because when you care – they care. The PTA not only advocates for students and teachers, but the whole community. We helped to pass the Prop S bond by personally calling voters to answer questions and while rallying the community about the need for safer schools. The PTA is more than a social network and bake sales – it’s about showing how being involved can transform lives.

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Springfield Community Gardens

Board Opening

Maile Auterson

(415) 613-7806

The mission of Springfield Community Gardens is to create gardens that strengthen neighborhoods where people grow healthy relationships, food, and community. In 2021, SCG’s staff and volunteers spent a combined 35,964 hours helping to create a local food system where everyone has access to local, healthy food. This past year alone, our partnership with Ozarks Food Harvest allowed us to distribute 141,000+ pounds of food into the community with over 26,000 pounds being grown from our own 18 community gardens and 4 farm incubator sites.

SCG is seeking new members to join our Board of Directors who are committed to growing a community where everyone has access to healthy, local food.

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Friends of the Garden

Board Opening

Heather Parker

Friends of the Garden inspires the discovery, understanding, and appreciation of nature by creating and maintaining gardens at the Springfield Botanical Gardens and by supporting the missions of the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Park Board.  The Springfield Botanical Gardens include a geographical area of 112 acres with a variety of 40-plus themed gardens, a native butterfly house, playground areas, pavilions, Lake Drummond, the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, and much more!   Several hundred volunteers give their time and energy every year to build and expand our garden missions.  We currently have new Board openings to help our gardens grow.  Please contact us for more information!

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Cents of Pride

Board Opening

Kim Acuff

Cents of Pride is a program that empowers students to earn the things they want and need while learning valuable life skills to succeed throughout their lives. They are seeking additional people board positions!

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Girls on the Run

Board Opening

Trish McAdams, Executive Director

(417) 860-2727

Girls on the Run of Southwest Missouri is looking for a few passionate people to join our Board! We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. We want Board members that want to help empower young girls to change the world!

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Missouri Council of the Blind

Board Opening

Luke Littell

(417) 684-0764

On behalf of your Missouri Council of the Blind, we would like to announce that the MCB Thrift Store, located in Springfield, Missouri, is looking for board members! The Missouri Council of the Blind is the largest blind-consumer organization in the state that assists those who are blind or legally blind throughout Missouri. Through a plethora of programs and services, MCB provides current and future assistance to one of the largest blind populations in the U.S.

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Sculpture Walk Springfield

Board Member

Nicole Brown

(417) 894-0009

Sculpture Walk Springfield is entering into their 5th fiscal year of creating a museum without walls with access to all. The mission is, “To encourage the artistic transformation of Springfield through outdoor sculpture, thus enhancing our quality of life and promoting economic development.” If you’re looking for a positive way to make Springfield an economically booming place where people want to live, apply to be on our board.

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Ozarks Regional YMCA

Ward Downtown YMCA Board of Managers

Kelci Scott

(417) 862-7456

The Board of Managers is the body to which the governing board of the Ozarks Regional YMCA (ORYMCA) has delegated a measure of responsibility and authority to develop and advise the organization in the Springfield area. They are charged to carry on its work in a manner consistent with the general purposes and objectives of the YMCA and the policies and operating procedure established by the governing board of the ORYMCA.

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Ozarks Literacy Council

Board of Directors

Dana Mallory

(417) 616-0505

The role of Board member is a great responsibility, not to be taken lightly. Board members are expected to give of their time, energy, and resources, and to take an active role in understanding and representing the organization. For these reasons, we have endorsed a series of commitments which are important to the growth of the organization and to ensure that the Ozarks Literacy Council (OLC) will continue to fulfill its mission:

• Attend at least 8 out of every 10 meetings; participate in discussions, bring your ideas.

• Actively support the organization’s mission and vision; participate in strategic planning.

• Ensure legal and ethical integrity.

• Chair or serve on a standing committee and/or work on special projects.

• Be willing to give a presentation or accompany someone who presents during the United Way campaign.

• Volunteer to assist with literacy programs as needed.

• Assist as needed with your personal and vocational skills/knowledge.

• Solicit donations or contributions during special events.

• Actively participate and support fundraising events.

• Support United Way of the Ozarks campaigns.

• Annually contribute to OLC in an amount significant to you. This may mean annual or periodic monetary contributions; facilitating outside donations; sponsoring event(s) personally or through your employer; donating items for fundraisers; in-kind professional services that would otherwise have been an incurred expense to OLC; or by other means.

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