Volunteering with your local Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) is a great way to have your voice heard and have an impact on the programs and services available for your community.
Make a difference in your CAF community!
If you are living in Canada, one significant way to give your time and expertise is by joining your MFRC’s Board of Directors. The Board of Directors provides support, assistance and guidance to the Centre's staff to ensure that the programs and services provided meet the unique needs of the community. Each MFRC’s Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring the effective planning, delivery and evaluation of MFSP services offered at their Centre.
MFRC Boards of Directors are comprised of at least 51% civilian family members of full-time serving CAF personnel. MFRC board members are nominated and elected by the CAF community served. This ensures that the military community is able to hold the MFRC accountable to its constituents, and is one of many ways for communities to have input into the decisions and strategic direction of the organization.
If you are living in the United States or in Europe, your contributions are needed for your MFRC’s Advisory Committee. MFRC Advisory Committees ensure that the community’s needs and wishes are adequately represented when decisions are made. Further, MFRC Advisory Committees play a role in the effective planning, delivery and evaluation of MFSP services offered at their centres. Like Boards of Directors in Canada, MFRC Advisory Committees are comprised of at least 51% civilian spouses of full-time serving CAF members, and are nominated and appointed by the CAF community served by the MFRC.