Interested in making a difference in Vermont's state parks?
The Vermont Parks Forever Board is looking to expand.
Apply to join the Vermont Parks Forever Board
Love the outdoors and want to share your enthusiasm with others? Looking for a new way to lead in your community? Vermont Parks Forever is recruiting new Board members! The Board is made up of those passionate about the outdoors and providing access to the state park system. During their 3-year term, Board members attend quarterly meetings and devote a couple of hours a month to furthering VPF's mission. Applications from BIPOC, women, and members of other underrepresented communities are highly encouraged.
Board and staff at the Groton Nature Center Opening.
Photography by Sevenpair Studios
What can you bring to the Board?
Recent Board members have shared VPF's mission at their business events, suggested new grantees VPF can serve, brainstormed ways to appeal to donors, shared personal photos and park stories for promotional use, and secured critical grant and corporate funding. Creativity is encouraged in thinking of ways to serve on the Board of Vermont Parks Forever!
VPF Board members:
are passionate about the outdoors and helping everyone access the state park system
are elected for a three-year term, attend quarterly Board meetings, and devote 2-4 hours/month contributing to Board goals and/or assignments
share individual skills/talents by serving on at least one Board subcommittee
steer the organization through strategic planning
fundraise for VPF to the best of their ability together with VPF staff and help make new connections for the organization
hold VPF as one of their top personal charitable priorities
bring unique ideas and energy to help grow awareness of the organization
The Board of Directors provides core guidance for Vermont Parks Forever, the foundation for Vermont State Parks. The VPF Board does not provide governance or management for Vermont State Parks but rather works in close collaboration with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation to enhance and protect the parks.
"I joined the VPF Board because along with maple syrup, local food, amazing beer, and bucolic landscapes, Vermont's State Parks are an integral part of the Vermont experience. Our parks help make Vermont an unrivaled place to live and they help people connect with nature. Giving back through board service to the organization that improves our parks makes all the sense in the world to me."
- Jon Leibowitz, Former Board Member