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Board of Directors

Please also visit the official BeVolunteer Board of Directors page to read more about the powers and tasks of the Board of Directors

The current Board of Directors (BoD) consisting of 5 people who are elected for the period of one year.

Members and roles for the term 2016-2017


Anja - duesseldorf

Anja is our spokesperson and chairwoman. She coordinates the BoD and represents BeVolunteer, the non-profit association running BeWelcome, in all acts of civil and administrative life, and in legal proceedings if necessary. Together with all other BoD members, she takes decisions and makes sure they are implemented. She supervises the BoD processes and takes care that all legal requirements are fulfilled correctly. Her main objectives are to uphold and strengthen BeWelcome's core values of being non-profit, transparent, and democratic and to support BeWelcome's development to be ready for a promising future of non-profit hospitality. In case of temporary or permanent incapacity, the Executive delegate is replaced by the Vice Executive, who in this case holds the same powers, until the BoD names a new Executive Delegate.

Vice Executive

Johannes - wind

Johannes is the Vice Executive. He helps the Executive in all the tasks of attorney and can replace Anja if she vacant or not available. He supervise, together with the Executive, all work of the Board of Directors. He will also help volunteers to set up BeWelcome gatherings and assist with the organization of volunteer events, e.g. work camps, hackathons, unconferences etc.


Gianni - girandoliere

Gianni writes our meeting minutes, documents the processes and decisions of the Board of Directors, and drafts its correspondence. He informs the BeWelcome and BeVolunteer members as well as the interested public about the activities of the BoD and important developments in BeWelcome and BeVolunteer.


See also: Finances

Frank - thorgal67

Frank is crunching the numbers. Under the supervision of the Executive he manages our assets, keeps track of all donations, pays our invoices, and keeps an account of all financial activities. He prepares financial reports and drafts an annual budget. He regularly reports to the Board which verifies the management of the finances. When he is absent, he is replaced by the executive delegate.

Volunteer Coordinator and Recruiter

Sammie - sammiekong

Sammie will focus on finding and inviting the right volunteer(s) to fulfil the volunteer task(s) mentoring the process. Amongst others she focusess in the coordination of the volunteer's work did by the teams. She is the link between Board of Directors, volunteers and teams.

Former BoD periods

Information about the former Boards of Directors can be found here:

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