Join the Board

Kitchen Commons is Seeking Board Candidates!

Help Kitchen Commons connect kitchen resources with community need by joining our Board of Directors! If you have 5 – 10 hours per month to contribute for at least one year, a passion for improving low-income access to healthy food, and skills to contribute to one of the open positions below, please consider becoming part of the Board.

Three steps to becoming a board candidate:

  1. Review the open positions and the board job description, and get in touch with any questions ( We’d be happy to meet with you to talk more about what’s involved in serving on the board.
  2. Ensure you have a current Kitchen Commons membership (annual sliding scale fee of $5 – $25)
  3. Submit the candidate intent form.

Kitchen Commons is a grassroots membership organization where members vote for the Board of Directors.

Open Board Positions

  • Co-chair: The Co-chair acts in the stead of the Chair in their absence, assists the Chair as may be necessary, and performs other duties as determined by the Board.
  • Treasurer: Co-chairs finance & fundraising committee, ensures Kitchen Commons prepares an annual budget, ensures the Organization’s finances are managed on a day-by-day basis, reviews bank statements and authorizes payments as necessary, presents financial reports to the board monthly and the membership annually.
  • Fundraising Lead: Co-chairs the finance & fundraising committee made up of board, staff and volunteers and coordinates the board’s involvement in fundraising efforts.
  • Board Development Lead: Coordinate board recruitment, elections, orientation and training, and ongoing education opportunities. Coordinate retreat planning, help develop and improve board process and culture.
  • Events Lead: Help board and staff to determine appropriate type and number of events to hold, serve in a support role for event planning.
  • Organizational Development Lead: Coordinate strategic planning process, serve as liaison to Charitable Partnership Fund, help board and staff determine best organizational structure.

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