Times of day
A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Providence St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center
9155 SW Barnes Road
Become a part of our mission to empower youth to be health leaders through education, mentorship and community outreach.
MIKE Program is seeking individuals who are deeply committed to advancing health promotion and disease prevention for all. MIKE is a growing nonprofit public health initiative addressing the conditions leading to chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, risky lifestyle behaviors and socio-economic factors. MIKE mentors low-income, often racial/ethnic minority youth enrolled in low-resource schools, currently in North Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro, Oregon. Youth participants are guided through MIKE’s health activities in the health, core or afterschool classes to create a health leadership project promoting healthy behaviors for their peers, families and communities.
Serving has its rewards.
Serving on MIKE’s Board of Directors offers you a way to learn and use your skills to make a positive impact within the organization and the community at large. With a two-year commitment as a member of MIKE’s Board of Directors, you will serve as a volunteer leader. Responsibilities as a member include governance, setting strategy and championing fundraising goals to advance the mission of MIKE. Meeting these responsibilities may involve committee work, guiding the organization through fund raising events and/or other campaigns or participating in other volunteer leadership activities.
You can make a difference.
We are looking for people with connections in their own communities and who are enthusiastic about representing health and education as a priority. Those of minority racial/ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to consider serving on the Board, given our mission and our emphasis on health equity and educational parity. We are especially seeking individuals with experience, skills and interest in or connected to:
· Marketing and communication background or interests
· Community health promotion and healthcare
· Business and philanthropic development
· Human resource management