Volunteer Positions

Sailing Heritage Foundation (SHF)


              The Sailing Heritage Foundation (SHF) is a non-profit organization that has set sails over the last twenty-seven years providing patients, caretakers, and their families providing a reprieve from the pain, stress and emotional burdens of physical illness. Victims of domestic abuse, at-risk youth, burn victims and disabled youth also benefit from the program which emphasizes individual development and confidence-building while providing a rejuvenating, positive, and perhaps life-changing experience.

We are currently seeking volunteer board members  for the following roles:


Secretary - the Secretary has the important role of making sure that the business of the SHF  stays on track. They will  ensures that official forms and correspondence are kept secure, that official documents are filed on time and that all other formal requirements are met. 

Responsibilities include:

1. Act as any secretary would for a "supervisor" (in this case, the Board).

2. Record the minutes of all board meetings as well as the minutes of any committees to which the Secretary is assigned, making sure that all actions are duly noted.

3. Keep a record of all policies approved by the Board in the association's policy's.

4. Maintain and monitor a calendar of important dates for the association such as grant filing dates, audit dates, etc.

5. Maintain the records of the staff person including contracts, benefits, evaluations, etc.

6. Keep all the records of the association in a safe place.

7. Dispose of old documents only with the approval of the Board.
8. Make sure that all files are in good order for the next Board Secretary.

Treasurer - The Treasurer will manage and report on the association's finances.

Responsibilities include:

1. Carrying out the responsibilities of a member of the Board of Directors.

2. Assists in the preparation of the budget.

3. Monitors the budget.

4. Ensures the Board's financial policies are being followed.

5. Reports to the Board of Directors and general membership on finances.

6. Prepares any required financial reporting forms.

7. Maintains all bank accounts.

8. Oversees all financial transactions.

9. Treasurer's signature should appear on all checks of the organization with the second signature from any of the board's other directors or staff with signing authority.

10. Chairs the finance committee.


Board of Director (6 seats open)- To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of SHF so as to support the organization’s mission and needs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organizational leadership and advisement
  • Organization of the board of directors, officers, and committees
  • Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures
  • Financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget
  • Oversight of program planning and evaluation
  • Personnel evaluation and staff development
  • Review of organizational and programmatic reports
  • Promotion of the organization
  • Fundraising and outreach

Volunteer Coordinator - Assist with SHF volunteer recruitment, communications and program development.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Board to maintain and place SHF volunteer opportunities on appropriate volunteer job sites such as The Center for Volunteers and other Non Profit Leadership programs.
  • Acting as the initial point of contact for potential new SHF volunteers and scheduling appointments.
  • In conjunction with the Board, conducting 'interviews' and introductory tours of SHF.
  • Following recruitment, referring new volunteers to the appropriate board member, such as, the Volunteer Crew Coordinator or Volunteer Manager.
  • As required, assisting the Program Director to compile volunteer job descriptions and volunteer training material.
  • To maintain the volunteer roster and email lists and send out volunteer notices as directed.
  • To develop and assist with volunteer appreciation events throughout the year.
  • To ensure volunteer hours are recorded.
  • Direct involvement in fund raising events.

If you are interested in any of these positions please contact:

Alan Frawert

1829 223rd Ave SE

Sammamish, WA 98075



(425) 830-0550