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Member Volunteers

Become a member volunteer and have an impact on your credit union

Be A Member Representative

Credit unions are unique, not-for-profit, cooperative financial institutions owned by their members. These same members are eligible to fill volunteer positions that play important roles in guiding Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union’s success. We are always looking for dedicated volunteers from within our membership to help serve in a variety of volunteer capacities. Such active, enthusiastic volunteers are needed to maintain a healthy, progressive credit union.

A DESIRE TO SERVE

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

INTEGRITY AND COMMITTMENT

As a volunteer you’ll be a representative voice for your fellow members, and have a direct impact in the overall direction of the credit union. It is a great way to become part of a unique organization that affects the financial lives of thousands of members.

To be a credit union volunteer requires a desire to serve, a commitment of time, a willingness to learn, integrity, and the discipline to carry out the specific duties. Some basic expectations of a credit union volunteer are:

  • A belief in and desire to nurture the credit union philosophy of “people helping people”
  • A willingness to attend and participate in meetings, which could be once a month or once a quarter depending on the role
  • An understanding of and/or willingness to learn about the credit union operations and movement
  • The desire to be a team player to lead the credit union’s success
  • To at all times, act in the best interest of the members and the credit union
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Become A Member Volunteer

We always welcome the interest and support of our members wanting to get involved here at Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union. While the timing of any immediate openings and roles will vary, we encourage any member interested to share their interest with us. It is helpful to have a pipeline of interested members to reach out to when volunteer roles need to be filled.

We are currently looking for members to volunteer for positions on our Board of Directors and  Supervisory Committee.

Board of Directors Functions

Board members must effectively carry out their vital leadership, legal, and stewardship responsibilities and act in the best interests of the members of the credit union. As such, Board members are responsible for providing effective governance and leadership to the credit union. Board members play a vital role, in constructive partnership with senior management, in crafting the strategic direction of the credit union. They do so based on their shared understanding of the purpose and goals of the credit union, as well as their vision as to how to best serve the evolving needs the credit union’s members.

A general understanding of the principles and fundamental governing concepts of the Atlantic Financial FCU Board are broadly stated as follows:

  • Govern and lead to actively advance AFFCU’s mission.
  • Energetically help craft, foster and support the AFFCU’s vision, mission, strategic goals, strategic objectives, and strategic metrics of success.
  • Focus appropriate efforts and discussion at the fiduciary, strategic, and generative levels of governance.
  • Constructively partner with each other, the AFFCU CEO, and staff.
  • Hold itself accountable to the highest levels of integrity.
  • Actively lead and manage the board governance structure, culture, and efforts.
  • Encourage genuinely diverse ideas, perspectives, and opinions.
  • Diligently and constructively advance AFFCU’s relationship with key stakeholders and all the credit union serves.
  • Actively support rigorous oversight, credit union’s sustainability and operational effectiveness.
  • Establish criteria of success, and evaluate the overall performance and results of AFFCU on an ongoing basis.

 

Supervisory Committee Functions

In accordance with the Federal Credit Union Act, the Supervisory Committee is comprised of volunteer members and functions completely independently of Credit Union management.

AFFCU’s Supervisory Committee is responsible for ensuring that the Credit Union’s Board of Directors and management establish practices and procedures to properly safeguard members’ assets. In addition, the Committee is responsible for the annual financial statement audit from a licensed, independent auditor.

Some of the main responsibilities of the Supervisory Committee include:

  • Directing internal audit activities to ensure Credit Union records are prepared accurately
  • Verifying whether internal controls, policies and procedures are maintained and followed
  • Monitoring performance to ensure that officials are carrying out the duties for which they are responsible

The Supervisory Committee meets once per quarter, with one or two supplemental meetings on occasion throughout the year.

 

If you’re interested in the role of either of these positions, or volunteering on any level to support AFFCU, please submit your interest along with a resume to volunteer@affcu.org.

Who Is Eligible To Serve?

To be eligible for a volunteer position, a candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must be an AFFCU member for at least one (1) year.
  • Must be a member in good standing of Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union.
  • Must not be a family member or significant other of any Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union employee or volunteer
  • Must pass background checks and qualify for bonding.
  • Must agree to a credit check
  • Must have no felony convictions or pending felony charges.
  • Must sign a confidentiality agreement if selected.

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