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Who Is Eligible To Become A Credit Union Volunteer?

Each year the Board will appoint a nominating committee who will review a list of nominees for the office of Director or Supervisory Committee member and select the individual(s) who possess the skills and experience necessary for this position.

To be selected, candidates must:

  • Have received at least a high school diploma;
  • Be a member in good standing with the credit union;
  • Not have been convicted of any felony or criminal offense involving dishonesty or breach of trust;
  • Be willing to agree to a criminal background check and a credit check;
  • Not have filed a personal bankruptcy;
  • Be 21 years of age or older.

Compensation:

There can be minimal traveling involved while conducting credit union business. The Board has authorized reimbursement on such items as: hotel, meals, mileage, and other travel related expenses to those participants.

What Responsibilities Would I Have?

Board Members:

  • Directors are elected to a three (3) year term and may run for re-election.
  • The primary meeting of the Board of Directors is once per month. The meeting is held in the evening at 5:30 p.m. and may take up to two hours. There are times when special meetings are necessary and may be called during the day or evening.
  • Directors are required to attend an annual strategic planning session. These sessions are one or two days and may require an overnight stay.
  • Director meetings must be given a high priority. Critical information is shared at each meeting and only through attendance can you expect to make knowledgeable decisions for the credit union.
  • The credit union stresses the importance and relevance of education to our volunteers. Every year each director is provided with several opportunities to attend educational forums. Every year each director is also required to complete compliance training.
  • Every year each director is require to attend an Annual Planning session.
  • The primary responsibility of a director is to safeguard the members’ financial assets and to meet our members’ needs in terms of products and services. Member information is also strictly confidential. Directors develop a road map of strategic plans for management and staff to follow. Directors set policy in such areas as: lending, collections, and investments as well as long-term goals.

Supervisory Committee Members:

  • Committee members are elected to a three (3) year term and may run for re-election. 
  • The primary meeting of the Supervisory Committee is once per month with July and August off. The meeting is held in the afternoon at 4:00 p.m. and may take up to 90 minutes.
  • Supervisory Committee meetings must be given a high priority. Critical information is shared at each meeting and only through attendance can you expect to make knowledgeable decisions for the credit union.
  • The credit union stresses the importance and relevance of education to our volunteers. Every year each committee member is provided with several opportunities to attend educational forums. Every year each committee member is also required to complete compliance training.
  • Every year each committee member is require to attend an Annual Planning session.
  • The primary responsibility of a committee member is to safeguard the members’ financial assets and to meet our members’ needs in terms of products and services. Member information is also strictly confidential. Committee members assist in the development of strategic plans for management and staff to follow. Committee members oversee policy in such areas as: lending, collections, and investments as well as long-term goals.

How to Become a Volunteer:

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer serving our members in the state of New Hampshire and York County Maine. Please, take the next step and complete our volunteer survey to see if you are a fit to become a volunteer Board of Director or Supervisory Committee member.

Click Here for Volunteer Application