Women & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen is excited to announce a new opportunity for teens. Our Teen Leadership Board offers students from local high schools unique ways to gain leadership experience and to learn about the importance of philanthropy and volunteerism. The purpose of our Teen Leadership Board is to raise awareness about the mission and programs of WCFR and to provide ways to participate in projects that support families in need.
The Teen Leadership Board is a great learning experience. Many of the activities are designed to create a team of individuals who are working for the best interest of those who are unable to help themselves. Members can earn community service hours for school or service club requirements from a not-for-profit organization in supervised settings and activities. Verification of volunteer hours will be provided and, if requested, letters of recommendation to colleges or employers will also be made available to members in good standing.
Responsibilities / Requirements
In addition to having completed the 9th grade, Teen Leadership Board applicants must:
Be able to attend the orientation.
Commit to attend meetings and participate in board activities.
Members must be willing to participate in fundraising events and projects outside of WCFR.
Must be able to work as a team, be a good communicator, and be willing to put in time beyond meeting dates if necessary.
Application & Interview Tips & Hints
Please complete your own application. Don’t have mom or dad or friends fill it out for you. This is your application and your responsibility.
Please follow up by email to verify that your application was received.
You will be contacted by email. Your email will indicate the time and date for the interview. If you have a schedule conflict, please call as soon as possible to re-schedule. Please do not have your parents call to schedule the interview. We want you to accept this project as your responsibility.
Be on time to your interview.
Dress appropriately for the interview.
You may be interviewed by a panel of interviewers. So come prepared!
You will be notified if you have been accepted on the Teen Board.
Teen Leadership Board members must be mature, responsible, compassionate teens who enjoy working with people and making new friends. Members will serve from October through April and are asked to attend a minimum of five meetings to complete training and to participate in planning and completion of projects. Meetings will be held in the afternoon or evening and other activities may take place at additional times.Please carefully consider whether you are ready to apply for the Teen Leadership Board. Visit with your parents. It is a commitment and we expect enthusiastic participation. The reward of knowing you contributed to feeding and clothing your neighbors in your community will be priceless. You will make a difference on this board!