BoardMatch - Friends of Burlington Gardens - Board Member

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Nonprofit Information
Nonprofit:  Vermont Community Garden Network
Incorporation Year: 2001
Annual Budget: $100,000 to $249,999
Board Meetings Held: Monthly
Current Board Size: 9
Number Paid Staff: 2
Number Volunteer Staff: 75
Primary Group(s) Served: Adults (26-54)
Children (5-12)
Adolescents (13-17)
Older Adults (55+)
Families / Parents
Young Adults (18-25)
Low-income / Poverty
Board Meeting Time:: 6 p.m.
Number of Meetings a Year:: 12
In which county(ies) does your Board meet?: Chittenden County
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Position title: Friends of Burlington Gardens - Board Member
Description: Friends of Burlington Gardens is looking for community-minded board members with professional experience in finance, law, community development, or food systems. FBG is dedicated to community, school, and neighborhood gardening in the city of Burlington and across Vermont. Our mission is to create, enhance, and preserve community-based gardens through advocacy, education, and community outreach.
Day, Time, & Place of Board Meetings:: Meetings are generally held at 6 p.m. Wednesday evenings once a month and include a light dinner.
Minimum Position Requirements (e.g. serve on sub-committee, attend events): Attend at least 75% of board meetings. Work with other board members and Executive Director to further the organization's mission and goals. Board members play an active role in fund-raising and organizational development and are encouraged to attend fund-raising and program-related special events.
What screening procedures are required?: Interview (phone or in-person)
Is this volunteer site accessible for those with physical disabilities?: Accessible with limitations
The minimum age for this board or committee member is: 18
Is this opportunity appropriate for court-ordered service?: No
Human Services: Agriculture Programs
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Public, Societal Benefit: Advocacy
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Skills and Expertise: Accounting / Auditing
Human Resources
Organizational Development
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