Civic Engagement Positions

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Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR)
About VBSR VBSR is a statewide, nonprofit business association with an enduring mission to leverage the power of business for positive social and environmental impact. Our diverse membership represents all sectors and geographic regions of Vermont - from sole proprietors to the largest employers in the state – and is united by a single vision: a just, thriving, and transformative economy that works for all people and the planet. Individually and collectively, our network of 700 member businesses and organizations advances this vision through shared learning, community building, and collective action. For over 30 years, VBSR members have been changing the face of business. Our founders were vanguards, proving that people-first, environmentally-minded, and community-oriented business practices create happier people, healthier communities, and prosperity for all. Now a network of thousands, VBSR members continue to be leaders, innovators, and influencers, with impact reaching far beyond the marketplace and workplace: our members have shaped the Vermont brand, advanced leading-edge policy, and fueled the global social responsibility movement. About VBSR’s Board of Directors The VBSR Board of Directors shapes the direction and future of VBSR by setting the vision, strategic plan, policies, and programs of the organization to best serve our mission. As leaders of the nation’s largest statewide business organization dedicated to socially responsible business, VBSR board members serve as ambassadors for and representatives of not only VBSR and our 700 members, but the values that are the pillars of our collective vision: • People-Centered Workplaces • Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) • Environmental Sustainability • Prosperity for All • Community Vitality & Strong Local Economies VBSR especially seeks board members who identify as women and non-binary, people of color, veterans, individuals with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, rural businesses, and other identities and lived experiences traditionally underrepresented in dominant business culture. Details are available As a membership organization, VBSR welcomes nominations for board members, including self-nominations, which are encouraged. You must be a VBSR member to be eligible for board services, but free VBSR memberships are available for BIPOC-owned businesses! Deadline to nominate is Monday, September 25th. Please contact Roxanne Vought, Executive Director, at with any questions!
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Kellogg-Hubbard Library, a nonprofit library since 1895, serving Montpelier and the surrounding towns of Berlin, Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex and Worcester. Our mission is to empower community members to become lifelong learners by providing easy access to materials, online resources, programs and a welcoming place. Our vision is to be a resilient, inclusive and innovative library that continually learns and adapts to meet the changing needs of our community. The administative and program staff consists of an Executive Director, assisted by the Library (operations) Director, with a total staff of fifteen. Our board consists of up to fifteen members, of whom a majority are from Montpelier, with at least one member from each of the surrounding towns. Their duties are similar to those of any nonprofit, since we are not a municipal library. See KHL website for Trustee Job Description and online application form. Much of our board work is done in 5 standing committees: Finance, Policy, Board Development, Fund Development, and the Executive Committee (officers). Each trustee is expected to serve on one of these committees.
Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
We nurture the economic prosperity, ecological health, and social connectivity of people, businesses, organizations and communities in Vermont for the benefit and well-being of all who live here by providing business assistance, value chain facilitation, network development, and strategic planning in agriculture and food systems, forest products, waste management, renewable energy, and environmental technology sectors. Our Board of 11 members includes 8 independent members, the Secretary of Agriculture (or designee), the Secretary of Commerce & Community Development (or designee), and 1 seat appointed by the Governor. The board does not engage in the day-to-day management of the organization but rather stays at the elevation of strategic direction and planning, legal and fiduciary accountability.
Governor's Institutes of Vermont
The Governor’s Institutes helps Vermont create productive, empowered, and engaged young adults by reaching out to diverse learners with high-impact, world-class learning opportunities that stimulate their personal growth and expand their aspirations, perspectives, and career horizons. We are currently accepting applications to join our board here:
All Brains Belong VT
All Brains Belong VT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community health organization supporting neurodivergent people – that is, the 1 in 5 people who think, learn, and/or communicate differently than the majority of brains. Neurodivergent people are more likely to have their needs unmet by the many “defaults” in our society: in healthcare, education, employment, and day to day social interactions. Neurodivergent people have worse health outcomes, higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, and higher rates of social isolation. All Brains Belong provides flexible, individualized ways to get healthcare and connect with community. We also provide community education about neurodiversity and neuroinclusivity.
City of Winooski
The City of Winooski is seeking engaged and dedicated residents to serve on our boards, commissions, and committees. Many of these positions have expiring terms ending soon on June 30, 2023. Current members may reapply, and residents who aren't currently serving are welcome to apply! These opportunities are an excellent way to get involved in the public process. Looking to get connected to your neighbors or discover a new way to give back to the community? Applicants with related experience, skill sets, and interests are encouraged to apply. Council and staff welcome diverse voices. If you've never served, we will do our best to support you. Opportunities include: Development Review Board Finance Commission Housing Commission Inclusion and Belonging Commission Municipal Infrastructure Commission Planning Commission Safe, Healthy, Connected People Commission Winooski Memorial Library Committee - Youth Member To learn more and apply, visit
City of Winooski
The Inclusion & Belonging Commission acts as an advisory group for the City Council with a focus on equitable policies and best practices for inclusion. This commission will establish Equity Ambassadors who will sit on each of the City's established commissions to bring diverse voices and perspectives to the decision-making table in Winooski, and give updates on our shared equity-related goals. In addition, this commission will serve to advise the City Council on implementing the Strategic Vision areas and goals related to equity as outlined in the Master Plan. The City of Winooski seeks to appoint members that are as diverse as our community. Given the policy role in advising the Council, a commitment to principles and best practices of equity and inclusion are paramount. Commissioners: Help provide unique perspectives to be included in decision-making for Winooski Advise the City Council and city leadership on inclusive and equitable policy changes and development Help to plan and organize citywide events in order to increase participation from residents across all cultural groups Be an "Ambassador" to ONE other city commission to provide diverse perspectives