Did you know that SNOW is run by volunteer SNOW members who are busy school nurses just like you? Please consider stepping up to help. Come make a difference to school nursing in Washington State!
You are likely questioning your ability to dedicate your time as you weigh the demands of your job and personal responsibilities but serving as a volunteer board member is a valuable, rewarding experience that will strengthen your professional skills.
Consider the following benefits of pursuing one of the above opportunities to serve as a board member.
Strengthen Leadership Skills.
Your participation will give you the opportunity to strengthen your ability to engage & motivate others in pursuit of goals that shape school nursing in Washington.
By serving as a board member, you will increase your network of contacts & deepen your relationships with school nursing peers, creating opportunities for collaboration that will have a lasting impact.
As a volunteer leader, you will gain expertise in discerning how to best contribute strategic, proactive support to the overarching issues of school health, such as advocacy and best practices.
Reap the Rewards.
The greatest reward for serving as a volunteer board member is the satisfaction that your time was well spent, that you learned something new & helped make a difference for school nursing.
Don’t have experience? Not to worry! None is needed or expected! New board members are oriented and mentored by seasoned members. Serving on the board is a great way to learn and grow in your role as a school nurse surrounded by an extremely understanding group of people that get how hard we work every day.
Want to know more? Information about the specific roles can be found in the operating guidelines under Section II Officers, Section VI Board of Directors, and Section VII Standing Committees. You can also contact Liz Pray, Vice President and Nominating Committee Chair with any questions or if you are interested in volunteering!