VEAP – Volunteers Enlisted to Assist Peoplehttp://veap.org
Our Mission: Together we create pathways to stronger, more hopeful communities through access to healthy food, housing stability, and supportive services.
Health and Human Services
It is our desire to have board members who live and/or work in VEAP’s geographic service region (Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and South Minneapolis), but we will not exclude those who live/work outside our service area.
VEAP’s goal is that its Board, staff and volunteers reflect the communities it serves, by embodying ethnic, gender, economic, religious, sexual orientation, disability, age, and other points of diversity.
A VEAP board member has the following qualities:
• Strong leadership and communication skills
• Passion to eliminate food insecurity and housing instability for people living on fixed and low incomes
• Commitment to active participation at 8 board meetings per year, to serve on a committee or task team, and to attend major fundraising events such as the Gala and A Toast to VEAP
• Willingness to connect and engage personal and professional networks with VEAP and VEAP’s leadership in order to advance our mission through volunteerism, food donations, and financial support
• Commitment to personally support VEAP’s work through awareness, volunteerism and donations commensurate with financial ability.
Additional roles and responsibilities as outlined in a board member job description will be presented and discussed if nominees are invited to be interviewed for board membership.
VEAP is governed by an active and engaged Board of Directors that provides leadership and strategic vision while engaging in VEAP's operations in various ways. Board members serve a three-year term, starting on May 1, and can be appointed to one additional three-year term. The Board has officers, including a president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary.Joe McDonald