2017-2018 Teen Board members after packing 1,2000 backpacks at the 2018 Packing Event.

2017-2018 Teen Board members after packing 1,2000 backpacks at the 2018 Packing Event.

Interested In Joining the Teen Board?

Thanks for showing interest in joining the Tools for School Teen Board. Teen Board members run the entire organization, from fundraising to marketing to the planning of the event.


What does a Tools for School Teen Board member do?

We have two different kinds of Teen Board members:

Executive Board Members: Executive Board members are the core of Tools for School. This small group of 3-6 people are responsible from cultivating and delivering corporate sponsors, developing and executing a marketing and communications strategy, identifying and calling past donors, and working with a supplier to execute the annual back-packing event down the shore in August 2019.

General Board Members: Board members are called on when the executive board needs additional help. This may be for a special event, like a school’s Spirit Week fundraiser, or a telethon to get donations for a fundraising campaign. We also may ask for your help in getting the word out about Tools for School on social media or otherwise.

How much time should I plan to devote to Tools for School?

Executive Board members should plan to spend 2-4 hours per week working on Tools for School objectives. Whether that’s conference calls or working on our next email blast, we’re expecting executive board members to be able to meet deadlines and fully execute their ideas.

General Board members will be called on throughout the year. We may not need your help some weeks, but we may need you to assist another week.

I’ve never done work with a non-profit before! Can I still join?

Yes! We will teach you everything you need to know, if you are willing to put in the time and effort to learn and contribute your skills to make the organization better.

What sorts of qualities or skills does a Tools for School board member have?


  • Dedicated

  • Motivated

  • Passionate

  • Likes helping others

  • Works well with others

  • Can execute projects without the help of others

  • Can meet deadlines

  • Organized


  • Networking

  • Social Media Management

  • Marketing & Communications writing

  • Familiar with iMovie, Premiere Pro, or other video editing software.

  • Can write clean copy for web or print.

Like what you see? Apply today!



Applications are due by Sunday, November 11 at 11:59 p.m.

Backpacks raised

Tools for School has helped provide students in need with more than 3,600 backpacks since its inception.
A teen led initiative providing students in need with the necessary tools to succeed.
— Tools for School Mission Statement