New Volunteers, Advocates, Partners and Board Members Welcome.
Become a Board Member!
The Board of Directors is legally responsible for all activities of the agency. Major functions of the Board include: policy, planning, resource development, public and community relations, finance and personnel.
Requirements of Board Members
Become fully acquainted with the organizations: history, mission, services, finances, relationships to other agencies, etc.
Attend and participate in scheduled (monthly) meetings of the organization.
Become active in at least one committee.
Represent the interests of the organization in the community.
Share your abilities, talents and knowledge with other Board Members and Coordinator.
Actively communicate your knowledge of the organization to your friends, acquaintances and the larger community.
Plan to attend agency events to increase knowledge and awareness of the organization’s activities.
Actively participate in promoting financial support for the organizations (fundraisers).
Know the by-laws.
Term of Office Each Board member serves a 3 year term. Two consecutive 3-year terms can be served. Qualifications
Willingness to become knowledgeable of the organization and have conviction about the mission and services of the organization.
Time and energy.
Knowledge of the community.
Experience in voluntary organizations and board governance helpful
Financial Sponsor: A person who gives financial support to sustain Citizen Advocacy in an area, either personally or professionally. Such support is purely voluntary. Fundraising and event planning ! Do you enjoy planning fun activities? Do you have creative fundraising ideas? Then we need you! Please donate your time and talent. Have fun while helping to enrich the lives of people with disabilities.
If you are or know an adult with Developmental Disabilities age 18 or older who may benefit from our program, please contact us at OCCAVT@gmail.com