Help ALIVE! find new members for some of its important committees
ALIVE! is looking for a few good people – to join some of the key committees which help govern the organization. New members are needed for its Audit, Personnel, and Governance Committees. The following paragraphs describe those committees and their needs. Those interested in volunteering for the committees or learning more about them should contact Mary Eileen Dixon, ALIVE! Board President at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-970-0369.
The primary mission of the ALIVE! Audit Committee is to help ensure the accurate and timely reporting of the organization’s financial position and activities in its annual audited financial statements and its IRS Form 990. Additionally, the committee works to ensure that ALIVE!’s accounting controls and policies are appropriate, adequate, and sufficiently documented to protect against possible fraud and abuse of the organization’s assets.
The committee generally meets quarterly (currently on Zoom) to address audit and tax related matters and more frequently as needed. Individuals with familiarity with nonprofit financial reporting and who are eager to help ALIVE! further its mission are ideal candidates for the committee.
The Personnel Committee will advise the Executive Director and Executive Board on matters relating to personnel policies and practices, compensation and benefits, employee relations, staffing and organizational structure. The committee will meet monthly (currently on Zoom), on a set schedule, and occasionally at other times if necessary. The estimated time commitment is 2 hours per month. People who have worked in the HR field or served on Personnel Committees of their congregations or other organizations would make ideal candidates for this committee.
The Governance Committee is responsible for ongoing review and recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of ALIVE!’s Board of Directors and Executive Board, by clarifying roles and responsibilities of their members, providing for development, assessing effectiveness, and regularly reviewing and suggesting updates to policies and procedures. The committee is currently evaluating policy and procedure documents created before the pandemic in light of the organization’s evolution and experience as it implemented a new board structure during the pandemic.
Currently most Governance committee work is conducted by email with occasional Zoom meetings. Ideal candidates for this committee include those who have served on nonprofit boards (ALIVE! or others) and who have some familiarity with ALIVE! operations.
Seeking New Members for the Marcus Alert Mission Group
The City of Alexandria is developing its model for the local implementation of Virginia’s Marcus-David Peters Act and is seeking new members for its Marcus Alert Mission Group. Mission Group members will have a unique opportunity to be a voice for their communities and to help reshape how behavioral health crises are responded to in the City. Below, please find details about Marcus Alert, the Mission Group, and how to apply to become a member.
What is Marcus Alert?
Marcus Alert is a new approach to behavioral health crisis response, as mandated by the Marcus-David Peters Act enacted by the Virginia General Assembly in 2020. Its broad goal is to ensure that behavioral health crises are met with behavioral health responses, with an emphasis on racial equity and reducing the role of police.
What is the Marcus Alert Mission Group?
The Marcus Alert Mission Group collaborates with and provides feedback to the Marcus Alert Technical Group, which is responsible for developing and finalizing the City’s Marcus Alert model. The Mission Group is comprised of community members and other stakeholders. To ensure that all voices are heard during the development process, it is critical that the group be representative of Alexandria’s diverse population and communities.
What is expected of members?
Mission Group members are expected to attend and engage in monthly one-hour meetings, which are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:00 PM. There may be reading or small group work outside of the monthly meetings, though this will be limited. The Mission Group is expected to run through July 2022.
How can I become a member?
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Marcus Alert Mission Group, please complete this survey application by March 4, 2022.
For more information about Marcus Alert in the City of Alexandria, you can read this recent article from DCHS Connect. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mike Razak, Marcus Alert Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Join the ALIVE! Team
ALIVE! is searching for someone to fill our new Food Center Service Navigator position.
The Service Navigator will work closely with other members of the team to assess, implement, and evaluate actions required to meet the client’s human service needs and also ensure that volunteers and staff at the food centers are working collaboratively in the best interests of clients.
ALIVE! is also looking for an ALIVE! House Case Manager.
The ALIVE! House Case Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the shelter program and providing on-site staffing and program leadership. The Case Manager also supervises the ALIVE! House Shelter Monitor and is responsible for ensuring a safe, clean space for all clients.
Please share job opportunities with your community. We are excited to expand our operations and grow our amazing staff.
Home Inspector Needed
ALIVE! House is looking for someone who can help us assess the structural needs of the building. This includes an evaluation of the foundation, windows, fireplace, and water heater. Please let us know someone from your congregations has experience in home inspection or contracting and would be able to help us assess our needs.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the ALIVE! office at (703) 837-9300
Painters and Drywall Installation Needed
This Spring, ALIVE! will be opening Food Hub locations and we need your help to make these spaces beautiful and welcoming! These neighborhood-based food access points will provide clients an opportunity to receive food and connect to other community supports and services to alleviate poverty. If you are interested in donating time or materials to paint or hang drywall please let us know.
Please contact Gerry Hebert at email@example.com or call the ALIVE! office at (703) 837-9300
New Housewares Donation List
The ALIVE! Housewares Program helps provide basic items like brooms, saucepans, and microwaves to our neighbors transitioning into housing. Think about what you needed setting up your first apartment. These small items can make a big impact!
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church hosting Blood Drive
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be hosting an Inova Blood Drive on Saturday, February 26th from 9am to 1pm.
Healthy Homes Study
To join the Alexandria Health Department pilot study, please click on the image below:
Computer CORE- Skills Trainings
Since 1999, Computer CORE’s mission has been to prepare underserved adults to realize career aspirations with foundational digital and professional skills. Sponsored by the Alexandria Central Rotary Club, Computer CORE will be holding two free virtual basic computer skills Boot Camps for City of Alexandria residents 18 years old or older.
The Boot Camps are:
1) March 16-17 from 12-4 pm each day
2) March 30-31 from 12-4 pm each day
There is space available for 8 participants for each Boot Camp, and each participants will each receive a free refurbished laptop to keep. If you know of someone who might be interested, please contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding prospective candidates or have them email her directly.
You can see more about the work that Computer CORE does by visiting their website