Employment & Volunteering
Lynn Swain, Board Member who served 2017-2022 -
Thank you for the lovely box by Mikutowski Woodworking. I will treasure it (and fill it with treasures)! It has been one of the great pleasures of my life to serve on the Community Foundation of Tompkins County board. It’s such an amazing organization. I’m glad I can stay connected through serving on the Development Committee and that I get to see George at Rotary.
With great gratitude for all you do,
We are committed to building, learning and making ourselves better from a workplace culture free of discrimination against any employee, volunteer, grantee or donor because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, size, religious affiliation, immigration status, genetic make-up, military/veteran status, domestic violence victim/survivor status, pregnancy-related condition, prior arrest or conviction record, or past participation in the discrimination complaint process.
Community Foundation offers benefits including paid holidays, retirement match, and health insurance options. Hybrid work arrangements offering options for virtual and onsite work are permitted. We are a living wage employer, and an affiliate of the Diversity Consortium in Tompkins County.
“I’ve been a member of the Library Grant Cycle Review Team for multiple years. I continue to be energized by the Community Foundation’s approach to community-based decision making. My experience of working with a team of volunteers who expressed a deep concern for the Tompkins County community and the challenges that local libraries face in serving youth was refreshing. While we had differences of opinion, they were expressed in a respectful manner and everyone was heard. It’s great to be a part of a process that continues to result in wonderful things for the community. The Community Foundation succeeds in creating an inclusive, respectful environment that ultimately results in better decisions and better results for the people served by its grantmaking. It’s a great representation of our community and one of the many reasons I love Tompkins County.” Review Team Member, March 2016
Are You Interested in Making a Difference by Reviewing Grant Applications? Our Shared-Decision-Making Model
On the spectrum of community engagement, our grant review team process goes beyond just involving our community. We collaborate with you; we enable you to participate in the planning and decision-making process as members of a grant review team. We are asking you to partner with us and be a key, active, and present player to build social capital across our community.
If you would like to apply to serve as a member of a grant review team, please complete the application HERE and we will get back in touch with you. Many thanks!
The Community Foundation achieves its mission and serves Tompkins County thanks to the generous contribution of volunteers’ time and expertise. Volunteers work within the context of the Community Foundation’s Certificate of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Policies and Procedures. Of particular importance are the Council of Foundations’ National Standards and the Community Foundation’s Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality policies. Please refer to these documents on the Policies page.
Contact Chief Executive Officer, George Ferrari, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule a meeting to explore volunteer opportunities. Or review the 2023 Committees and Responsibilities information and complete the Volunteer Information Form returning it to email@example.com to pursue any volunteer opportunity. Thank you.
Serving on our Board of Directors
The Community Foundation seeks individuals to be considered as candidates for the Board of Directors. Please refer to the Community Foundation Board Member Service Agreement and the Questionnaire-Potential-Board-Members-2024-2026. Contact Chief Executive Officer, George Ferrari, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule a meeting to explore board services and other volunteer opportunities.
Questionnaires from those wishing to be considered for our next round of board candidate recruitment should be emailed as described above by Monday, NOV 6, 2023. The next term runs from JAN 1, 2024 through DEC 31, 2026.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Event Task Forces
- Board Committees: Community Impact, Development, Financial Administration, Nominating & Governance, Philanthropic Services & Community Relations
- Advisory committees for Field of Interest funds
- Women’s Fund
- Office and reception support or tasks
- Social media ambassadors
- Grant Cycle Review Team members
The Community Foundation seeks individuals for internship placements. Recent News Spring 2020: Interns and Johnson Board Fellows Bring Energy and New Ideas. Please contact Chief Executive Officer, George Ferrari, at email@example.com, to schedule a meeting to explore internship opportunities.
- Board Member Service Agreement Expectations, criteria for selection, and terms of service
- Potential Board Member Candidate Questionnaire Help us learn more about your interest in potentially serving as a Board Member
- Volunteer Information Form Please complete the Volunteer Information Form returning it to firstname.lastname@example.org to pursue any volunteer opportunity