Opportunity for Board Volunteers
With an Interest in Poverty and Mental Health Issues
About our Organization
Founded and operated by people with lived experience in the mental health system, Accent on Ability is a registered small non-profit charitable organization founded in 1997. A key purpose of the organization is to make funds available to improve the quality of life for people with a history of mental illness who face economic and/or social barriers. For further information on the organization, see our website at accentonability.org.
About our Board of Directors
Accent on Ability’s board focuses on providing support to members of A-Way Express Courier, a social initiative comprised of people who have experienced mental health issues, and that provides meaningful work and socializing opportunities for its members. Board members are expected to:
- Commit to the vision of Accent on Ability
- Commit to a two-year term on the board
- Regularly attend board meetings, held approximately every six weeks, throughout the year
We are seeking two or three new board members. Those with experience both with mental health issues and fundraising are particularly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please forward your resumé, as well as a letter outlining your relevant experience and what you feel you can contribute to Accent on Ability, to Jim Ward, Secretary Treasurer, at email@example.com.
Accent on Ability’s Board of Directors is committed to diversity and welcomes applications
from all communities, across all cultures, religious beliefs, sexual orientations,
socio-economic status or abilities.