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Join our board!

Interested? Here's the Process: 
  1. Contact us at to let us know you're interested

  2. Complete the Board Member Application (link below)

  3. Attend a board meeting to meet other members and see our process

  4. Our Director and Board President will talk with you, and our Board will vote to approve your candidacy


Board Member Overview

Expectations/Requirements of Board Members:

  • Interested in advancing the Food Web’s mission, vision, and goals (found here)

  • Committed to learning and practicing principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion

    • Not only as part of the Board but also through individual work to understand how privilege and power impact you and your community

  • Attend regular meetings held on the second Monday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm in Astoria at the North Coast Food Web office 

  • Commit to 8-10 hours/month of NCFW volunteer work (this includes board and committee meetings)

  • Make a personally meaningful donation annually to the Food Web 

    • We hope our board members become monthly donors, as they are able

  • Actively participate and/or support fundraising activities and events

  • Stay apprised of the fundraising needs of the Food Web and be able to articulate those needs to external audiences (funders, partners, colleagues, friends, etc.) 

  • Represent the Food Web in the community via events and outreach

  • Be comfortable with electronic communication and documentation (Google Docs, emailing and video meetings). 


We encourage candidates to apply who: 

  • Have experience working in the local food system, especially in farming or food production

  • Are members of historically marginalized groups, including racial and ethnic minorities

  • Have/had experience living at low income or with food insecurity

  • Represent different geographical areas of the North Coast (i.e. South Clatsop County)

  • Have experience with racial and/or economic equity frameworks


Board Member Benefits:

  • Cultivate meaningful connections in the North Coast food system 

  • Opportunity to develop skills including Board operations, non-profit administration, marketing, fundraising, and finance

  • Increased depth of networking within our local food system

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