Crossroads, Inc. has openings for membership on its board of directors.
We seek candidates who have a strong commitment to social justice and providing support for women who have been incarcerated, who work well collaboratively, and who have leadership expertise in areas including criminal justice, fund development, finance, human resources, property management, media, public relations, law, public policy, community organizing, and advocacy.
Board members must attend monthly meetings and participate in committee work and fundraising. Term is for three years. Prior board experience is helpful. Selection process is competitive.
To apply, contact Crossroads Executive Director SisterTerry Dodge at:
How can I get involved and help?
We need volunteers with a variety of talents, skills, interests, and connections with the community, or who would just like to join Crossroads women for Game Night.
Why should I volunteer?
The President is calling on all Americans to participate in our nation’s recovery and renewal by serving in our communities. There are many ways to get involved. America’s new foundation will be built one community at a time – and it starts with you. (From www.serve.gov/)
Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits
1. Volunteering CONNECTS you to others.
-Volunteering helps you make new friends and contacts.
-Volunteering increases your social and relationship skills.
2. Volunteering is good for your MIND and BODY.
-Volunteering increases self-confidence.
-Volunteering combats depression.
-Volunteering helps you stay physically healthy.
3. Volunteering can advance your CAREER.
-Volunteering can provide career experience.
-Volunteering can teach you valuable job skills.
For more information on volunteering:
Gifts are always welcomed. If you are wondering what would be helpful, please consider our wish list!
Crossroads Wish List:
$ $ $ MONEY ALWAYS HELPS
- Art supplies
- Non-perishable food items (grocery store giftcards)
- Monthly Foothill Transit bus passes
- Gas cards
- Laundry detergent, Household cleaning supplies
- Paper products, toiletries
- 99 cent only phone cards
- Ground coffee
- Copy paper, Staples or Office Depot gift cards
- Movie tickets
- Target and Walmart gift cards (to buy underwear and personal clothing items
for new residents)
This is not an exhaustive list, so please ask if you have resources that you
think might be helpful!