Now Accepting Board Member Nominations

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Board members Jim Thorne and John O’Donnell help assemble a food order for a pantry client during the Board’s In-service day – March 2015.

Interfaith Social Services is now accepting nominations for our board of directors. We will have a few open positions beginning fall 2015.

Founded in 1947, Interfaith Social Services is dedicated to improving life for South Shore families and individuals in need. Our unique approach relies on a team of volunteers, donors and community partners who deliver compassionate, client-centered programs focused on hunger, mental health and emergency assistance.

Here is an overview of how Interfaith has served our community this past year:

  • 152 households avoided homelessness thanks to Interfaith’s HomeSafe program
  • 8,764 bags of clothing were donated to our Bureau Drawer Thrift Shop
  • 2,568 calls for assistance were logged by our mental health counseling center
  • 18,191 hungry individuals were fed through Interfaith’s food pantry, one of the largest emergency food programs in Greater Boston
  • 463,038 lbs. of salvage food was collected from local supermarkets and distributed to hungry South Shore Residents

These efforts, and many others, were made possible by leadership from Interfaith’s board of directors.

We recognize that many people want to use their talents to make a difference in their community. As such, we are looking for a diverse group of applicants with the skills and passion needed to lead one of the South Shore’s oldest nonprofit organizations. Serving on Interfaith’s board of directors gives you the opportunity to be a part of the organization’s management team. Board members are involved in the strategic planning process and determine the organization’s direction for the future.

Expectations for board members:

  • Share a passion and commitment to Interfaith's mission of delivering compassionate, client-centered programs focused on hunger, mental health and emergency assistance.
  • Attend nine board meetings each year held on the 4th Thursday of the month - except for July, August and November.
  • Assist in establishing priorities and ensure that plans and programs are implemented.
  • Board members’ main responsibility is to oversee the operation of the organization.


  • Individuals who excel with team dynamics
  • Someone who listens well and is thoughtful in considering the various sides to every issue.
  • Desire to serve on committees and pursue further responsibilities on the board.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know please email Interfaith’s executive director Rick Doane ( and tell us why you are interested. These responses will be forwarded to the board of director’s nominating committee for review. Applicants can expect to hear from a committee member regarding the status of their inquiry before August 31, 2015.

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