Volunteering

Volunteers are the life-blood of most charity organizations and MBC is no different! Some of the ways you can get involved:

Open Board Positions to be filled: 

Director of Support Networks - MBC Board of Directors (Volunteer Position)

Director of Information Technology - MBC Board of Directors (Volunteer Position)

Board of Directors Volunteer Positions

From time to time we have open board positions. Our board is a working board which means we roll up our sleeves and get things done! The type of work and skills needed varies depending on the roles and skills we already have on the team.

Commitment:

  • Attend board meetings, one per month for about 2 hours over MS Teams

  • Volunteer approximately 3 hours/week independently

  • Travel to and attendance at both the Board Interim Meeting (typically a Friday to Sunday commitment in the Spring) and the Annual MBC conference (typically a Thursday to Sunday commitment in the Fall). Locations and dates will be known well in advance and travel costs incurred will be reimbursed. Note that this year, due to the pandemic, all in person meetings have been conducted online in alternate formats.

  • It’s expected you’ll work on tasks you’ve agreed to in between meetings.

  • Regular checking of email and input on issues being discussed.

Other requirements:

  • A willingness to learn new things and run with new ideas.

  • The ability to take initiative and work independently.

  • A team player who is eager to contribute and comment on ideas and projects.

  • Comfortable working with a remote team.

  • Must be willing to become an MBC member ($10 annual membership fee).

Benefits:

  • We’re a really fun group to get to know and work with!

  • Board work looks great on a resume.

  • You can take on tasks to expand your knowledge or a particular skillset.

  • Expenses incurred for MBC work or travel are reimbursed.

  • Two annual in-person meetings away from the regular hubbub of life.

If a board position is something you feel you’d be interested in, please contact us!

Advisory Council

Our advisory council is made up of individuals who are experts in their field. They don’t meet as a formal group, but believe in our mission and are available for MBC to call upon as needed for advice and guidance. If you feel that you have knowledge or expertise in an area that MBC may be able to benefit from, please reach out to us

“As needed” work

We often have a need for people who can help out in a variety of ways and look for people who have an interest and an aptitude. There is no set commitment of hours – we’ll ask and you tell us if you can do it. This type of work is always changing, depending on what projects or initiatives we have going on at any time. However, examples might be:

  • Proof-reading documents

  • French translation

  • Research or the accumulation and organization of information

  • Social network management tasks
     

If you have a particular skill set and are interested in helping out as needed, let us know