We need to have people on the board who are influential in the community; who can contribute financially and in-kind; who are well connected, through both their career or socially, to people who have the potential to support Variety; who are willing to assist Variety; who can look to the future; and who can encourage others to be involved and supportive of our mission and programs.

We are seeking these people! Are you one of them? Take the first step and find out. Give us a call or drop us an email so we can set up a phone call, have a cup of coffee, or grab a beer (when it's safe again). It’s an informal way for one of our board members to meet you, answer any questions you may have, and tell you more about Variety.

Email, [email protected] or call 415-781-3894.

A member of Variety – The Children’s Charity of Northern California Board serves for one-two (2) year term and may stand for re-election for two additional consecutive two (2) year terms. The maximum term shall be six (6) years. Members are expected to fulfill the following responsibilities during their respective terms of services.


  • Strive to raise resources, both financial and human to support the programs of Variety.

  • Contribute $2,500 in cash - this helps offset the day-to-day expenses and frees donated funds for the kids. 

  • Each Board member is responsible for generating approximately $2,500+ in cash and donations through their network

  • Accept financial responsibility and try their best to either purchase or sell tickets or tables to annual fundraising events.



  • Term is 2 years.

  • Actively participate on at least one Board committee during the first year.

  • Chair a committee or actively participate on two committees in subsequent years.

  • Serve a minimum of 8 hours a month in volunteer time

  • Be willing to serve as an officer during second term on the Board.

  • Assist in the recruitment of new Board members working to fulfill Variety’s goal of each board member recruits one new member during their term.

  • Advocate on behalf of Variety Children’s Charity and bring personal influence to bear on its mission.

  • Provide a list of 10 contacts each year for solicitation as part of the Friends of Variety Campaign.

  • Spread the word of Variety on social media



  • Attend regularly scheduled Board meetings – every month - and standing committee meetings.

  • Attend the following each year: Golf Tournament, at least one Variety at Work event, and Board Retreat

  • Attend Member events (bike presentations, check awards, etc.)



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02. Meet a Board Member

03. Interview

04. Attend an Event

05. Attend a Board Meeting



Ensures the effective action of the board in governing and supporting the organization, and oversees board more



Acts as the president/chair in his or her absence; assists the president/chair on the above or other specified more



Maintains records of the board and ensures effective management of the organization’ more



Manages the board’s review of, and action related to, the board’s financial more


BOARD MEMBER (non-officer)

Regularly attends board meetings and important related meetings. Stays informed more


(non-voting, non-board member)

Keep interested persons engaged with Variety of Northern California. Evaluate the more