Make Your Mark
Designed for young professionals aged 21-35, DBSA’s Associate Board will take an active role supporting and advocating for DBSA’s mission to provide hope, help, education, and support for people living with depression and bipolar disorder.
As an Associate Board member, you will:
- Understand DBSA’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
- Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in six board meetings per year, which can be done virtually
- Assist DBSA in fundraising, marketing, and volunteering efforts
- Be a passionate advocate and ambassador for DBSA’s mission
- Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve DBSA’s mission
- Contribute a personally meaningful donation to DBSA
- Be tasked with developing bylaws and initial board structure, setting goals, and further recruitment with support from DBSA staff liaisons
- Commit to at least one year of service with the possibility of more
Why join the DBSA Associate Board?
- Expand your professional network and opportunities for growth
- Use your skills and passion to contribute to a cause you care about
- Get hands-on experience on a nonprofit board
- Gain new leadership and strategy skills
- Use your voice and insight to effect positive change
- Work with like-minded individuals to improve the lives of people experiencing mental health conditions
DBSA is committed to diversity and inclusion at every level of the organization. People of color, people from working-class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ people, especially those who have lived experiences with mental health conditions, are encouraged to apply.