Generation Innovation‘s Resource Committees or Advisory Boards are a great way to utilize your talent to support a local school. Furthermore, our resource committees consist of 5 to 10 volunteers working together to support the young entrepreneurs and leaders at a high school of their choice within our network. Also, the members serve as guides for programming that supports the youth in our programs. However, it is also a chance to step outside of your comfort zone and build new skills while taking on a role you may be new to. Nonetheless, we need your support to support the local community!
What are the roles?
We have a variety of roles that volunteers can take on to support youth. Each role works together as a team to support the teachers, student leadership council, and student membership for their programs. However, the youth are in the driver’s seat at all times throughout the experience but our volunteers serve as guardrails to support their growth and entrepreneurial spirit. The roles you can take on to support the youth are:
- Advocacy Coordinator
- Event Coordinator
- Fundraising Coordinator
- Internship Coordinator
- Marketing Coordinator
What’s the time commitment?
Our resource committees are designed to be flexible. The amount of time you spend is what you decide you have the capacity to invest. However, the committee does meet on the school campus at least once per month. All members of the committee are expected to attend at least one meeting per month. Furthermore, most volunteers who feel successful in their role and like they are contributing spend 5 to 8 hours a month outside of the meeting on tasks relevant to their role. Nonetheless, the committee’s assigned resource coordinator will work with you so you feel like you’re providing value and gaining value.
How do I get started?
You’ve made a wonderful and very important decision in joining a committee. Before you start, think about and identify your own interests and needs. Being connected with a committee that you’re excited to work with and comfortable with can require some thought and time. However, the good news is that there are committees for everyone. To help you decide your focus, ask yourself the following questions:
- What time commitment can I make?
- What types of activities interest me?
- Would I like to serve in a role I have experience in or try something new?
- Do I want to work with a public, private, charter, or homeschool program?
- What location would I prefer?
Join A School Advisory Board
Registration opens August 1, 2019