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Alzheimer's Association of Central & North Florida

Description:  Walk Planning Committee members plan the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's from kick-off to the wrap-up. Some committee members focus on growing the event, like recruiting new teams, marketing Walk to the community, and securing sponsorship's. Others focus on event production, volunteer engagement, and finding new ways to enhance the event experience. Committee chair and subcommittee chair positions are open in the following roles: Chair, Sponsorship, Team Retention, Team Recruitment, Marketing, Logistics, Advocacy, and Mission.

Details:  Meetings are held once a month January through August and twice a month in September and October. Meetings are held at 5:30 pm at the Alzheimer's Association office, 2727 NW 43 St. Committee members’ average a commitment of five hours a month.

Contact:  Amanda Garcia

Bouleware Springs Charter School

Description:  Boulware Springs Charter School is a non-profit elementary school in Alachua County. The school is located in NE Gainesville and primarily serves the community there. We are seeking a motivated and thoughtful Board member to contribute to policy-making and high-level decisions for the school. Experience in education is not required- we value a variety of perspectives. Board members must commit to attending (in person) 8-10 meeting per calendar year. Meetings are help at the school, usually once per month, on a weeknight in the evening. Typically, we have met Tuesdays at 6pm, but this time is subject to change. Serving on a Board is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills and gain valuable experience in a business settting. 


As advertised on our website: www.boulwarecharter.com under Board of Directors and Meetings.

Contact:  Megan Lane 

Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida

Description:  Please call or e-mail the organization contact below for specific details about serving on the CILNCF Board.

Details:  The CILNCF Board meets eight times per year at 4pm in the Center for Independent Living conference room.

Contact:  Tony Delisle

Conservation Trust of Florida

Description:  We seek a person with substantial finance and accounting experience, ideally including nonprofit experience, to serve a three year term on our Board of Directors, commencing as early as September 2017. CTF is currently rebranding and repositioning itself with the goal of taking a leadership role in land conservation throughout the state of Florida. If we are successful in pursuing our vision, we will need to grow our budget and improve our financial stability. This will be integral to our 36 month strategic plan, currently in process.

Details:  The board meets in person four times per year (usually in Gainesville), there is a yearly financial audit performed by a contracted CPA and there is monthly financial reporting and review, which is conducted electronically and on the phone.

Contact:  Lisa Gearen, BOD President

Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Description:  While we have board member opportunities on our advisory board, we are heavily looking for members for our local Community Action Board. Members of this board would participate in planning committee meetings, program discussions, program development, community partnerships and community education.

Details:  Meetings are held once a month.

Contact:  Julianne M. Raymond

Family Promise of Gainesville, Florida, Inc.

Description: Family Promise of Gainesville, Florida, Inc. is a shelter for working families with children that are striving toward stable housing and self-sufficiency. We have a working board that meets monthly, and participates in two fundraisers annually. We are specifically looking for board members interested in helping with fund and donor development.

Details: Family Promise's board of directors meets the third Tuesday of each month, from 7 8 pm at the Family Promise Day Center located in downtown Gainesville.

Contact: Jayne Moraski, Executive Director

Gainesville Pet Rescue

Description:  We have openings for general members of our board of directors. We work off of a committee structure, so new members would have the opportunity to join a committee that best meets their personal/professional interests.

Details:  Board members meet at Gainesville Pet Rescue, the second Tuesday of the month.

Contact:  Danielle Cummings 

GiGi's Playhouse

Description:  GiGi's Playhouse Gainesville is part of an international network of achievement centers and the first in Florida that provides FREE life-changing therapeutic, educational, and career training programs for individuals with Down syndrome, no matter their skill level or ability to pay. All programs are offered to families at no cost in order to maximize engagement and progress. At GiGi's Playhouse, families are never alone. From a prenatal diagnosis to career skills, we make a lifetime commitment to our families. We also advance a global message of acceptance for all through the Generation G campaign. While our programs are free to our families, they are not free to us, so we have an active Board of Directors who are focused on supporting our mission, management, fundraising, fiscal responsibility, advocacy, and engagement efforts. 

Details:  The Board of Directors Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30pm at the Playhouse located at 3345 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32608. 

Contact:  Paul Hintze, President 

Kids Count in Alachua County, Inc.

Description:  Looking for dedicated individuals interested in fund-raising, grant writing, marketing, social media, education, or community members with a passion to help children in closing the educational gap.

Details:  The board Meetings are quarterly from 5:30-7:00p.m. Usually on a Monday.

Contact:  Keri Neel, Executive Director

Keep Alachua County Beautiful

Description:  Board members commit to a monthly one-hour meeting and 16 hours of volunteer service each year. Board members also donate $100 annually.

Details:  The board meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month from noon until 1 p.m. at the DaCosta House, 703 NE 1st St, Gainesville, FL 32601.

Contact:  Gina Hawkins, Executive Director

Putnam Land Conservancy

Description: Interest in land conservation in Putnam and surrounding counties.

Details: The board meetings are on the second Monday of each month. 7 pm, Interlachen.

Contact:  (386)336–5400

Sickle Cell Disease Association of Florida, Inc.

Description:  Positions are open individuals willing to serve on the board. Must be 21, dependable and willing to advocate for the organization throughout the state of Florida.

Details:  Meetings are held quarterly around the state.

Contact:  Frank Reddick