Board of Directors
Governing our organization is one of the most critical roles someone can play at K.I.D.S. Kenya Initiative for Development & Sustainability Inc. That is why we recruit people with a variety of skills for board positions. Board Members are expected to attend and actively participate in board meetings (8-12 per year), and occasional special meetings and planning sessions. In addition, Board Members monitor the strategic plan and annual budget, assist in fundraising events and help make decisions that guide the organization’s progress. You will also participate in regular evaluation of the Board’s performance.
The roles of our volunteers vary from Board Members, to Granting Writing Committee Members, to Event Volunteers. There are several different ways to support the organization with your gift of time!
ANNUAL EVENT COMMITTEE MEMBER: Volunteers to assist with the logistics of the event such as sponsorships, creative, ticket selling, decor, auction, promotion, etc.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & REPORT COMMITTEE MEMBER: Individuals interested in planning and executing our yearly Annual General Meeting as well as developing the Annual Report each year, this includes; writing, editing and designing.
DATABASE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER: Individuals in charge of managing the K.I.D.S. Initiative's database.
FUND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER: Individuals interested in researching and coordinating new and innovative ways to raise funds through community events, sponsorships, partnerships, corporate donors, major donors, etc.
GRANT WRITING COMMITTEE MEMBER: We are currently looking for individuals who can research grant opportunities and assist in the writing and editing of grant proposals.
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBER: Individuals responsible for developing new, simple, and innovative marketing materials for print, web, and social media. Opportunities to take on the responsibility of managing our social media platforms. We would be interested in someone who could write, edit, and design their own work.
NEWSLETTER COMMITTEE MEMBER: Individuals in charge of writing, editing, and designing the stories to implement into a quarterly newsletter.
PUBLIC RELATIONS & MEDIA COMMITTEE MEMBER: We are in need of individuals who can research local and national media sources and contacts, create a new and current media contact list, develop a new innovative media sponsorship package, and write and distribute Press Releases.
PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER: We are always looking for experienced individuals to cover our events and initiatives both locally and internationally. Local opportunities would consist of obtaining images and video content at our local events. International opportunities would consist of travelling with K.I.D.S. Initiative to Kenya on our yearly distribution trips to cover the work being done (request would be made that the individual pay for their own travel fees, while K.I.D.S. Initiative would cover all accommodation, food, and life-altering experiences).
SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE MEMBER: Members would research and create a school contact list, connect with all schools, secure meetings and presentations. We would also like the individual to coordinate and facilitate the curriculum development group made up of teachers from all grade levels.
VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Members would develop and implement volunteer recruitment strategies, interview, screen, select and train volunteers and maintain and update volunteer files.