Volunteer still needed to fill Youth Commission vacancy

by Beth Melo on July 15, 2021

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Southborough Youth and Family Services asked me to put out another call for a volunteer to serve on their oversight board, the Southborough Youth Commission.

The Southborough Youth Commission is looking for a volunteer to fill a vacancy on the board that advises and oversees operations of Southborough Youth and Family Services.

Candidates with one or more of the following will be strongly considered:

  • experience in the mental health/ behavioral health field
  • experience in social services and public assistance
  • experience in prevention and early intervention in mental health and/or substance use

The Youth Commission board welcomes candidates who identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ or BIPOC community or as a member of an underserved community within Southborough. Applicants of all abilities will be considered. Must be a Southborough resident.

The Youth Commission meets once per month. Board members are expected to attend monthly meetings and to respond on a timely basis to emails and texts from the town department. Additionally, board members assist the SYFS Director with tasks related to the department’s operations and programs. Interested candidates should contact the Youth Commission’s chair, Lauren Richey, at lrichey@southboroughma.com and complete the Town of Southborough’s Volunteer Form [here.]

As indicated in the above description of candidates they are seeking, work relates to more than just youth:

SYFS provides behavioral health services, referral support to public assistance programs and need-based services as well as mental health and wellness initiatives.

You can learn more about SYFS’ full range of services here. You can learn more about the Commission (including agendas and minutes of past meetings) here.

To watch some of SYC’s recent meetings, click here. The most recent meeting included a SYFS presentation of their strategic plan (which is on page 13 of the revised meeting materials packet).

(raised hands cropped from public domain image by Karen Arnold)

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