Mission West Virginia

Board Member APPLICATION


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Our mission:  Mission West Virginia changes the lives of youth and families.  We promote positive futures by recruiting foster families, providing life skills education and creating community connections.

Would you like  to become part of an exciting mission led organization? An organization that works diligently to create healthier futures for youth and families? Mission West Virginia’s THINK program has provided over 75,000 students across 25 counties in WV with pregnancy prevention, healthy relationship and life skills educational services. Our FrameWorks program is dedicated to finding families for youth in the WV foster care system and has responded to thousands of families who want to take next steps to foster or adopt.  Would you like to be a part of finding families for youth in care who are considered the hardest to place?  To date, our adoption workers have helped to find forever families for 83 children and we’ve served nearly 10,000 families.

Please use this form to express your interest in volunteering as a member of the board with Mission West Virginia. We are seeking board members with skills and experience related to legal, accounting, fundraising, nonprofit experience, events, and project management.  Specifically, we are most interested in board members who share a common vision to support youth in foster care and reduce teen pregnancy in West Virginia.  You will have opportunities to provide leadership for our organization, contribute to our direction, lead/manage projects, and build a sustainable organization.

Mission West Virginia will be seeking applications throughout the year.  Once an application is submitted, the MWV Executive Director and board representative will schedule a meeting. 

Please complete the form below

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Name
Address
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(this could include where you live; what you do for a living or where you work/ed, if retired; what you do for fun; any personal or professional experience with foster care, adoption or teen pregnancy prevention; and any other information about yourself)
Please share contributions that you have made as a volunteer or board member to other organizations perhaps indicating level of participation, time commitment, leadership role, or other highlights.
Have you had previous involvement with us or are you familiar with Mission West Virginia? If yes, please explain. If not, that is okay.
Why do you want to serve on Mission West Virginia’s board?
Do you have the time to work on Mission West Virginia’s projects and initiatives? Our board members are doers. If you are on a committee, they generally meet quarterly for one hour with additional outside work depending on current projects. Board meetings require 2-4 hours a quarter plus additional time to review materials or participate in an initiative or project.
Anything else you wish to share, let us know! Thank you!