CISV is an all-volunteer run organization at the local level. We depend on those families participating in our various programs to contribute in many ways, including serving on the board of directors. We hope that families stay involved for years to come and help positively impact the lives of others.
The board of directors is made up of President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Vice President of Communications, Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Programs, Secretary, Treasurer, Members at Large (3), Junior Branch Representative, and chairs of standing committees. In a case where the Immediate Past President is not also the Chapter Representative, the individual serving as Chapter Representative shall also be a member of the Board of Directors. An individual with significant CISV experience, approved by the Board of Directors, shall serve as the Chapter Representative to CISV USA.
Other important roles include Risk Manager, Local Interchange Coordinator (LIC), Local Trainer, Insurance Chair, Membership Chair, Program Planner, and myCISV Chapter Coordinator.
Click on the positions above to see information about their roles.
The Officers/Executive Committee are made up of the President, President-Elect, VP of Finance, VP of Communications, Treasurer, Secretary, Risk Manager, Former Risk Manager, and Members at Large (Maryville, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge regions).
All board members shall:
- Conduct business of the chapter between General meetings and make recommendations concerning major activities of the Chapter.
- Receive, review, and approve committee reports.
- Approve the official annual budget of the Chapter and all such expenditures of committees, officers, or other expenditures not included in the approved budget.
- Elect persons nominated by the President to fill vacancies that may occur on the Board of Directors.
General Board Volunteer responsibilities:
- Board members (including Committee Chairs) participate in a monthly board meeting, typically held on the third Thursday of the month for about an hour
- Committee chairs work with their committees and provide a report to the board prior to the meeting
- Expect an average of approximately 5-10 hours per month commitment for most positions
In addition to the adult board, a Junior Branch made up of the young members of the chapter (aged 10-25) and helps guide decisions that affect them. The Junior Branch Representative (or JB Advisor), is the link between the Board of Directors and the Junior Branch.
Important Junior Branch roles include National Junior Representative (NJR),
Benefits of being a Board Member:
- Meet and work with new and interesting people.
- Further the CISV mission of Educating and Inspiring action for a more just and peaceful world.
- Surround yourself with people who share similar values to CISV: friendship, inclusiveness, enthusiasm, engagement, and cooperation.
- Engage and lead other families within CISV and help delegates further the CISV mission and values.
- Learn how the board of a non-profit corporation works.
- Read more in this article in Forbes magazine about the advantages of being on a Non-Profit Board