A Way to Volunteer for a Cause you Care About: Apply to Become a Council Board Member

A woman talking with her hands at a table.

Board member Sharon Knaupf at a committee meeting.

We are currently accepting applications for volunteer positions on the Board of Directors. Terms are three years in length and begin January 2021.

Founded in 1952, the Council’s mission is to promote the dignity and empowerment of people in Wisconsin who are blind and visually impaired through advocating legislation, providing vision services and educating the public. The Council’s board serves a vital role in governing the organization, including fiduciary oversight. The board meets four times a year on Saturday mornings with more frequent committee and work group meetings. Currently all meetings are held virtually via Zoom and will be for the foreseeable future, given the pandemic. When it is safe to do so, board meetings will resume in person and are held in Madison at the Council office.

The Board is seeking applicants with skills in leadership, finance, public speaking, human resources and legal affairs. Additionally, strong candidates will have community connections to assist with fund development, outreach and advocacy.

Applications are due Tuesday, September 15. The application is in a screen reader accessible Google form. It may take up to an hour to complete the full application. If you are unable to complete the application at one time, we recommend leaving your browser window open and returning to it later. Please complete all fields in the application.

Applications will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee. Candidates who advance to the next stage of the process will be invited to an interview and will also be asked to participate in a criminal background check. The Board of Directors will vote on the Nominating Committee’s slate of candidates at the November board meeting. All candidates will be informed of their status in late November.

Please reach out to Denise at DJess@WCBlind.org or call (608) 237-8103 with any questions.

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