Board Member

Needham Community Council

Posted: 11/3/2020

Position Type: Board (Unpaid)

Function: Other

Primary domain: Community/Capacity Building

City: Needham

Postal code: 02492

State: Massachusetts

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$0 - $1M


Mission statement:

The Needham Community Council is a private non-profit organization which supports people in Needham who have under-met health, educational, or social needs and promotes volunteerism, community and a sense of shared responsibility. 

We provide short term emergency assistance of a non-medical nature and a variety of programs to support all ages within the Council's capabilities through many programs including:

  • English Language Learning
  • Medical Transportation
  • Food Pantry
  • Thrift Shop
  • Medical Equipment Loan
  • Child Assault Prevention

Position Details:

Job Description:

  • Needham Community Council Board of Directors is seeking 2 new Board members to serve 3-year terms ensuring that the organization does the best work possible in the service of its mission to support people in Needham who have under-met health, educational or social needs; and promote volunteerism, community and a sense of shared responsibility.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Representing the Needham Community Council by sharing the organization’s work and values with the community including supporting the Council’s goals to:

      • attract and maintain a strong volunteer base

      • attract donors

      • increase community participation in the various programs:

        • ELL tutoring

        • Medical transportation

        • Medical equipment loan program

        • Food pantry

        • Thrift shop

        • Child Assault Prevention

    • Contributing to the Council’s long-term planning and participating in shaping the vision and work of the organization.

    • Regularly attending and participating in monthly Board Meetings, committee meetings, and key events.

    • Making a personal financial contribution to each annual campaign at a level that is personally meaningful and informing friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues who might support the Council financially, as volunteers and in utilization of its services.

    • Contributing skills and expertise by serving on one or more committees or projects.


Affiliated with Needham as a resident, business owner, or volunteer. Demonstrated involvement in the community.

Availability to participate in regular meetings and events onsite or virtually.

Willingness to share skills and expertise in governance role; strategic thinker.

Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively and appreciate diverse perspectives.


Volunteer role


Unpaid Board Position

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Expressions of interest and resumes may be sent to: [email protected] 


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