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What positions are available for me?

The Richmond Youth Foundation accepts applications to the General Committee and Executive Council twice a year.  Applications, which can be downloaded below are due:

Fall Cycle - Friday, September 18, 2009 @ 5PM

Spring Cycle - Friday, February 5, 2010 @ 5PM

RYF members are responsible for a range of duties, from promoting youth action by organizing community and fundraising events, reviewing grant applications, to preparing action plans for developing the RYF Endowment Fund.  Members stay updated through monthly meetings, and will have opportunities to advance within the Richmond Youth Foundation.

What are the central RYF Committees?

1) Grants Committee

2) Fund Development Committee 

3) Community Relations Committee

4) Administration Committee

Why should I join?

-Develop a greater understanding of the workings of a professional non-profit organization
-Enhance leadership skills in the areas of collaborative decision-making and critical thinking
-Enjoy opportunities to become involved in community projects; internal and external
-Build connections and network with other community organizations and leaders who are interested and committed into youth philanthropy
-Become a decision maker in a youth-driven organization and discover your leadership potential!

How can I join?

Application forms can be downloaded below.

General Committee Application Form 

Executive Council Application Form 

Email any questions you may have about the application process to join [at]

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Last updated May 25, 2009