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Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Holly Zipperer, Executive Director
Main Address:
3900 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
Volunteer Opportunity:

Associate Board Members (Young Professionals)

Are you someone who is looking to make a difference?

Are you looking to break into the nonprofit sector?

Why You'll Love Volunteering with Us

Enhance your skills while supporting a great cause
Gain samples of work & references to add to your portfolio
Directly impact a community organization
Meet like-minded individuals and have fun

Organization Mission

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all people with Down syndrome by empowering individuals, families, and professionals with information and support through education, social programs, and community partnerships.

Associate Board Mission

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte Associate Board is a group of emerging leaders who dedicate their own time, talents, networks, and resources to support the work and mission of the organization. The Associate Board will be comprised of up to 15 members and be responsible for Engaging Donors & Fundraising, Planning Events, Raising Awareness, Skills-based Volunteering, and General Volunteering.

Roles & Responsibilities

The role of an Associate Board member carries with it the responsibility to serve as a committed supporter and thoughtful advocate for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte. The specific responsibilities that members will take on are shown below.

Currently Seeking!

Co-Chairs (Term: 2 years)

Role: Leaders of the associate board

Responsibilities: Serve as the main point of contact between the organization and the Associate Board. Schedule, set agendas, and lead meetings in supporting the organization aligning with the Board of Directors and staff designated initiative(s). Responsible for tracking and holding other members accountable for participation and fundraising goals. Ensure overall success of the board.

Secretary (Term: 2 years)

Role: In charge of managing board records and assist with the management of internal and external communications

Responsibilities: Update, manage, and distribute board documents and records. Take notes at meetings. Assist in the management of internal and external communications (including email, social media, general outreach). Attend an annual check-in with Co-Chairs.

General Member (Term: 2 years)

Role: Member of General Member Taskforce; flexible role

Responsibilities: Attend meetings and assist with any projects led by the officers. These projects can be in any area of focus (fundraising, events, communications, outreach, etc.). Meet with officers annually for check-in and to re-evaluate membership when the term ends.


The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte will provide special opportunities to ensure the professional development, stewardship, and cultivation of their Associate Board members. These may include:

Networking & Professional Growth Mentorship from governing board exclusive mixers or networking events
Sit-ins on governing board meetings to report progress
Special Events/Experiences
Complimentary/discounted tickets to annual gala/event
Firsthand engagement with programs
Recognition - Names & titles listed on website & marketing materials, special event recognition (if applicable)
Goals & Expectations

Time Commitment

The Board will meet in person 6 times a year, and members will be required to attend 4 of 6 meetings each year to fulfill their attendance requirement. If a member cannot attend in person, they will be allowed to dial in via conference call. In addition, members agree to dedicate time outside of meetings to the completion of specific projects or tasks assigned to them. Board members are expected to volunteer 25 hours with organization programs and events annually.

Term Details

Commitment starts on the first of January, applicants falling later in the year can start earlier than June but will fall into the June term start and their commitment will run June-June of the following year.

Board Member

Open to

Skills Needed

Counseling & Mentoring
Digital Marketing & SEO
Donor Relations
Event Planning & Support
Graphic Design
Marketing & Public Relations
Office Support
Performing Arts
Photography & Videography
Social Media
Tutoring & Education
Visual Art
Web Development & Design


Next occurrence is
Thu, 12/09/2021  
Repeats every day from Dec 1st, 2021 to Jun 30th, 2022.
Opportunity can occur at any time, day or night, within a selected date range.

Location Details

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