Board Member

Are you interested in supporting organizations that use the arts to enhance social
emotional learning in children and youth? Do you believe in building inclusive and
empathic communities where people of all cultures, points of view, beliefs and
differences are respected and valued? If yes, we have a great opportunity for you!
Changing Worlds is seeking new board members to join our successful civic,
community and corporate leaders in contributing time, resources, expertise and
leadership, in an effort to govern our organization, and ensure that it works to fulfill
its mission. Our unique programing approach integrates cultural, family, and
community histories with writing and the arts to help participants explore their own
backgrounds, promote peace, and learn about others while strengthening their
academic and arts learning skills. We work toward our mission through separate yet
interconnected program areas.

We are seeking persons of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, who have one or
more of the following skill sets:

  • Strong Financial Experience

  • Marketing Expertise and/or Extensive Networking Capabilities

  • Non-profit Management and/or Legal Experience

  • Background in Education Policy, Administration and the Arts

  • Executive Level Corporate Experience

  • The Capacity and Inclination to "Both Give and Get"

Changing Worlds has reached a major milestone of 20 years and is now engaging new partners, leaders and contributors to our mission. Join the Changing Worlds Board of Directors as we lead the organization into the next 20 years of providing arts, literacy and cross cultural programming to the underserved communities of Chicago.  This is an exciting time to join the Changing Worlds Board. 

How To Apply
If you are interested in volunteering as a board member to further our mission, please email

The Volunteer Coordinator & Office Support position is a volunteer position at
Changing Worlds. This person will work with the Manager of Office & Program
Operations to maintain an infrastructure for volunteer management, orientation,
raining and evaluation. The coordinator will process incoming volunteer interest
forms, enter volunteers' time in a database and work with Changing Worlds staff to
recruit and place volunteers for events and projects. During slow times for volunteer
management and during heavy times for office support, this person will provide support
for a variety of other tasks including but not limited to: filing, mailings, organizing
supplies and inventory tasks.

A large part of this position involves balancing staff requests for volunteers with office
logistics, like computer availability and meeting placement deadlines.

We believe strongly in a relationship that is beneficial to both Changing Worlds and
the volunteer. With this in mind, the person in this role will be responsible for
developing and facilitating bi-weekly professional development sessions for our
volunteers. This will include coordinating schedules with volunteers, delivering
informational sessions on resumes, cover letters, job searches, etc. and working
one-on- one with volunteers.

A candidate for this position must be able to devote a minimum of 15 hours a week.
Ideally we’d like someone to come in two full days a week and one half day a week,
but this negotiable. For example, Monday and Wednesday full days, Friday half day.
Days and hours are flexible.

The ideal candidate should have: 

  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook and Excel.
  • Good communication skills, as a major part of the position is emailing back and forth, talking on the phone to screen candidates and set up meetings.
  • The ability to multi-task with several different projects going at the same time that might all have different deadlines.
  • Experience managing volunteers or have experience from previous volunteer opportunities.
  • Event planning and management experience (a plus but not required)
  • Interviewing experience and know-how.
  • Knowledge of professional development areas like job searching, resume writing, cover letter writing, networking, etc. and the ability or desire to teach others.
  • Flexibility on projects & willingness to pitch in on projects unrelated to volunteers.


Volunteer Coordinator &
Office Support Position