On-Going Volunteer Opportunities
Finance – create and review budget, compare actual to budget, be consulted and give advice relative to cash flow and future expenses, including projects. The Treasurer is the Chair for this committee.
Development – spearhead fundraising by helping build donor relationships and organize fundraising efforts, including events, obtaining grants from churches, foundations, other nonprofit partners, corporations, and working with Board members as they network with their communities.
Project Oversight – receive and review all project proposals to insure thoroughness and reasonableness, provide technical advice and assistance, prepare necessary details for the whole Board to make a decision, and monitor and evaluate projects during and after they are completed.
Trips – help communicate, market and schedule trips, monitor facilities (including Guest House), insure materials in place if working on a project, review and make recommendations about policies, liabilities and costs, decide on and train leadership as needed, review traveler evaluations.
Communications – create, evaluate ongoing public relations documentation, including annual report, brochures, newsletter, mailings, plus other media including video, web site; obtain publicity for organization and its events.
Volunteers – recruit volunteers, manage how they are being used and how satisfied they are, express appreciation to them, help find volunteers for events.
Personnel – provide and review job descriptions, recruit and coordinate the evaluation of personnel, recommend compensation, education and development, create and review policies, oversee both in U.S. and Haiti.
Board Governance – create, review, and manage by-laws, policies and procedures, recruit and develop Board members, oversee legal aspects of the organization; review general health of the Board and the organization.
Meeting frequency and times vary. While meetings generally take place at the Haiti Outreach U.S. office in Minnetonka, MN, there are opportunities for those living outside that area to assist with the organization. Please contact the Haiti Outreach U.S. office if you are interested in volunteering. Email us at: info@HaitiOutreach.org.