Volunteer

Community Investment, Community Driven. 

Advisors, CFNIL's term for volunteers, are an essential part of CFNIL's work. Scholarship Advisors review and recommend recipients for every CFNIL scholarship fund. Grant Advisors review grant proposals and make allocation recommendations for available grant dollars from CFNIL's Community Grants Program

Scholarship Advisors recommend recipients for scholarship funds by reviewing and scoring applications based on a set of criteria established by the fund’s donor. Advisors typically commit 15-20 hours to the scholarship process in the spring.

PROCESS:

  1. Attend an introductory “Advisor Recruitment” meeting to learn more about CFNIL and the scholarship program.
  2. Review and score batch of applications online.
  3. Attend one in-person meeting to discuss scores with small committee and recommend recipients.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR SCHOLARSHIP ADVISORS

Scholarship Application Opens: December 1, 2019
Community Scholarship Fair: December 10, 2019
Advisor Recruitment Meeting: January 7, 2020
Application Closes: February 1, 2020
Scholarship Advisor Training: Mid-February 2020
Selection Committee Meetings: Week of March 23 OR April 6
Scholarship Recipients Announced: May 1, 2020
Scholarship Award Night:  June 11, 2020

Grant Advisors review and assess grant requests and recommend grant awards for proposals submitted through the Community Grants Program. Advisors typically commit 15-20 hours to the grants process in the fall.

PROCESS:

  1. Attend an introductory “Advisor Recruitment” meeting to learn more about CFNIL and the Community Grants program.
  2. Assigned to a grant focus area committee.
  3. Review and score batch of applications online.
  4. Attend one in-person meeting to discuss applications with committee and recommend recipients.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR GRANT ADVISORS

Community Grants Application Opens: August 15, 2019
Community Grants Application Closes: September 23, 2019
Grant Advisor Training: October 16, 2019
Applications Open for Review: October 16, 2019
Grant Committee Review Meetings: November 5 - 14, 2019
Board Approves Recommendations:  Mid-December 2019
Advisor Recruitment Meeting January 7, 2019

Questions about being a Scholarship Advisor? Contact Ciara!

Questions about being a Grant Advisor? Contact James!

Ciara Stahly
Ciara Stahly
Program Officer
Phone: 779-210-8209
Email: Ciara Stahly
James Patterson
James Patterson
Program Director
Phone: 779-210-8206
Email: James Patterson

Ready to sign up to volunteer as a CFNIL Advisor? Submit your information with the form below!