While BACH has many partners in Boston, we only have 3 staff members. Much of the work we do to improve community health, work towards health equity, and address social determinants of health is done by dedicated volunteers. This summer, we created a new Steering Committee through a public call for applications which were reviewed by BACH’s Racial Equity Committee with a slate approved by the previous Steering Committee. BACH is now recruiting members to serve on its other committees. Participating in BACH Sub-Committees and work groups is an opportunity to influence the ways Boston addresses key strategic issues and is a chance to work with fellow committed activists and providers.
If you are interested in exploring these volunteer opportunities, please read the description of each committee and work group and, if it interests you, please send your resume and a short statement about why you would like to serve on the committee/work group and what experiences, knowledge, perspectives, and skills you could bring to BACH’s work to email@example.com by October 16, 2017.
BACH Committee Descriptions:
1. Finance Committee:
The Treasurer (a member of the Steering Committee) will chair the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is responsible for developing and reviewing fiscal procedures in conjunction with the Director and the appropriate members of BACH’s fiscal sponsor, Health Resources in Action, and the annual budget with staff and other Steering Committee members. The Steering Committee must approve the budget and all expenditures must be within budget. Any major change in the budget must be approved by the Steering Committee. The fiscal year will begin on July 1 and end on June 30. Annual reports will be submitted to the Steering Committee showing income, expenditures, and pending income.
Estimated Time Commitment: 1 hour a month, via conference call
2. Racial Equity Committee (REC):
The Racial Equity Committee will be chaired by a Steering Committee member or by another BACH member who is assigned to a Steering Committee member as liaison. The Committee’s responsibility is to work with other BACH committees, staff, and volunteers to assure that racial equity lens is being applied to BACH’s investments of money in other organizations, BACH’s initiatives, and BACH’s governance and committee structures. It also serves as the Nominating Committee for the Steering Committee.
Estimated Time Commitment: 2-3 hours a month, in-person meetings
3. Community Engagement and Advocacy Committee (CEAC):
CEAC will be chaired by a Steering Committee member or by another BACH member who is assigned to a Steering Committee member as liaison. CEAC is responsible for developing and maintaining BACH’s community engagement and advocacy efforts. This includes the Healthy Community Champions and the Ambassadors programs which focus on promoting neighborhood and public policy changes related to healthy and age-friendly communities. In addition, they will plan regular educational and recruitment efforts to engage residents and other organizations in the issues that BACH has prioritized. They may do this through a variety of methods including, but not limited to educational events, advocacy projects and communication and outreach
Estimated Time Commitment: 3-4 hours a month, in-person meetings
4. Health Planning and Improvement Committee (HPIC):
HPIC will be chaired by a Steering Committee member or by another BACH member who is assigned to a Steering Committee member as liaison. It is responsible for monitoring progress on the current goals related to the identified Strategic Issues BACH has prioritized in order to help plan BACH interventions and policy initiatives as well as to engage a range of cross-sector partners in the work. The committee will have work groups, each of which will be focused on one strategic issue:
- Health Equity
- Clinical care and community prevention coordination and integration
- Trauma and Resilience
- Social Determinants of Health/Health in all Policies including:
- Leadership Development among immigrants, people of color, and other underrepresented groups.
The work groups will also support the work of the Boston Community Health Improvement Plan Council, convened by the Boston Public Health Commission, of which, BACH is a member.
Estimated Time Commitment: 2 hours a month as a HPIC member; work group members will meet monthly and may include up to 2 hours of additional work outside the meeting
If you are interested in exploring these volunteer opportunities, please read the description of each committee and, if it interests you, please send your resume and a short statement about why you would like to serve on the committee or work group and what experiences, knowledge, perspectives, and skills you could bring to BACH’s work to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 16, 2017.