Our Association stands on the shoulders of our volunteers, who plan events, coordinate activities and training, respond to members’ inquiries and concerns, and build short term and long-term development plans that all members benefit from. Every year we are looking for enthusiastic, energetic volunteers to join the Board and to offer their unique perspective, skills, and vision to help steer the Foundation to everyone’s benefit.
There is no greater gift than your time. Volunteering is a rewarding endeavor that provides insight and personal enrichment, and we cannot accomplish anything without your support.
There are numerous benefits to volunteer on the Board. You will get insights into the challenges and inner workings of the Association. Your input and efforts will shape the Association for the future. All those things you always wanted the Association to offer will become possible because of you.
What is it like to be part of the Board?
We have a Board of twelve members now, though the number is not fixed. We are a group from across the country who keep IYAC running. We meet online every two months to keep each other informed of progress on projects and issues. The meetings are generally about an hour and a half long. We do our meetings in English, but we would like to have some French speakers too who are bilingual and could help us keep our French and English-speaking communities together. Due to the long Covid hiatus, most of us have not met each other in person. We have become friends and colleagues online using Zoom. Most Board roles require a commitment of two to three years.
What is it like to be on a Committee?
We have Committee members who have taken on volunteer roles that are not Board roles. Committee members are not usually at the Board meetings, but they report to the Board when needed. We rely on committees to help us accomplish various tasks and projects that are short term or long term.
What Roles Need to be Filled this Year?
The Web Chair is a member of the Board of Directors who oversees the development and maintenance of the website, updates the news and works closely with the Board and the web hosting company. Ideally, this person has a working knowledge of Word Press and possibly Woo Commerce, although not necessary. The responsibilities are:
- Troubleshoot issues members might have with the website.
- Create and manage products and coupons.
- Work with the membership chair and treasurer to manage user information and invoices.
- Add documents to the website.
- Add events to the website.
- Update webpages.
- Correspond with AOShield (our web host) on an as-needed basis.
- Write a report for board meetings every two months.
- Write a report for the AGM every year.
Are you willing to help?
We are a working Board and everyone on the team has some area of responsibility. We are hoping to find enthusiastic members, either teachers or students of Iyengar yoga, who wish to contribute to our community and help it grow and thrive. Please consider offering your skills and knowledge and some of your time to assist in the growth of our lively community. Without volunteers, we cannot function.
If you would be willing to help, send an email to the President: firstname.lastname@example.org
It would be most helpful to have your names as soon as possible so that you have the opportunity to shadow the current member who can show you the ropes. Thank you.