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.
Springfield Community Gardens
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.Email for More Info
Friends of the Garden
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!Email for More Info
Cents of Pride
Girls on the Run
Trish McAdams, Executive Director
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!Email for More Info
Missouri Council of the Blind
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.Email for More Info
Sculpture Walk Springfield
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.Email for More Info
Diaper Bank of the Ozarks
Board Member and Advisory Board Member Openings
Diaper Bank of the Ozarks keeps babies healthy and happy by providing access to diapers, basic needs, and educational resources to families in need in our community during pregnancy and beyond while increasing diaper need awareness. Nearly 1 in 3 families with young children struggle to afford diapers for their babies. In some cases, parents increase the time between diaper changes to stretch their limited resources. Diaper Bank of the Ozarks aims to provide diapers and educational resources to families in our community. We run six programs: Greene County Disposable Diaper Distribution, Rural County Diaper Distribution, Diapers for Daycare, Cloth Diaper Loans, Baby Hub and Period Products.
Board Member Requirements: Diaper Bank of the Ozarks is seeking board members who are interested in and care about our mission and those we serve in the Ozarks. Members are expected to serve on a committee and attend functions as well as contribute at monthly board meetings. Members are also expected to contribute financially (or by bringing new donors).
Board Meeting times: Every third Tuesday at noon
Advisory Board Member Requirements: Diaper Bank of the Ozarks is seeking advisory board members who are interested in and care about our mission and those we serve in the Ozarks. Members are expected to serve on a committee and attend functions. Committee Meetings vary by committee, but typically are monthly or every other month. This is the perfect place for people who are not ready to be on the full board, but still want to contribute.Email for More Info
Ozarks Regional YMCA
Ward Downtown YMCA Board of Managers
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.Email for More Info
Ozarks Literacy Council
Board of Directors
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.Email for More Info