Volunteer opportunity description

Ideal board members will embrace our mission to empower youth/young adults towards self-mastery and leadership. This is an exciting time in JAIA’s history as we are launching both our leadership training program, as well as, our web-based international exchange program. The board will be charged with strategic planning; securing appropriate resources (i.e. funding, contracts and program space); and creating partnerships that will support consistent monthly programming and extend our youth reach.

Our Board Members are volunteers who provide leadership and are hands-on ensuring that the organization does the best work possible in alignment with our vision. Board Members will all actively participate in fundraising events and will lead board committees.



  • Experience in any of the following areas: Accounting/Finance, Non Profit Administration, Strategic Business Planning, Operations, Grant writing, Fundraising & Event Planning, Legal, Marketing, Technology.

  • Previous experience as a hands-on board member is highly desirable.

  • Exhibits the shared values of Collaboration, Commitment, Creativity, Initiative, Integrity, Responsibility, Service & Vision

Basic Responsibilities

  • Participate in setting strategic direction regarding program, services and outreach efforts ensuring alignment with organizational mission & vision

  • Ensure effective organizational planning

  • Ensure organization is fiscally sound and operated with financial integrity; approve annual budgets

  • Ensure organization is abundantly resourced

  • Establish policies and procedures

  • Actively participate in fundraising activities; give or get $1000 annually

  • Attend board meetings, committee meetings and major events

  • Lead and serve on committees

  • Represent JAIA YOUth Empowerment and act as a spokesperson

  • Stay informed about JAIA YOUth

  • Work collaboratively in supporting the mission of the organization

  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations

  • Oversee governance of JAIA YOUth Empowerment

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


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About the organization

Just As I Am YOUth Empowerment

Gena Jefferson
Founder, Exec Director
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