BHCC thrives due to the work of our community volunteers. There are several ways for youth and adults to get involved, and we invite you to join us!
BHCC meets in person on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For meeting details, visit our “CONTACT” page or email Program Coordinator, Käaren Flint, atK[email protected].
Attend a Meeting
Attending a meeting is a great way to get a feel for the group and the work we do. We welcome community members aged 12 yearsand up to join BHCC. Our time together as a coalition is an opportunity to collaborate and advance our mission of supporting and promoting healthy environments and opportunities for Burlington youth, helping them gain skills and receive positive recognition to prevent and reduce youth substance use. If you would like to attend a meeting or learn more before attending, contact BHCC Program Coordinator, Käaren Flint, at [email protected].
Becoming a Member
Becoming a member of BHCC is easy! Simply ask yourself this question: “Do I want to help make a difference in the lives of youth in our community by helping create substance-free safe spaces and events? “If the answer is “YES!” Or if your answer is “I am curious and want to learn more!” Then BHCC is for you.
Worried about the time commitment? It’s okay! A lot of people are. So, what can you expect? Typically, 2-4 hours a month is what most members give, 2 hours being the bare minimum to attend our monthly meeting (1.5 hours every 3rd Tuesday of the month), and approximately (½ hour reading the monthly newsletter to stay up to date on the coalition’s work).
If you prefer to be a more “active” coalition member, there are many opportunities to get involved, like leading one of our 12 sectors (see graphic for list of sectors), being a chaperone at events for youth, lending your voice/experience surrounding substance use, as well as many other ways.
Those who speak Spanish, parents from within the Burlington-Edison School District area, local business leaders, partners in substance use disorder prevention/treatment, and representatives from faith-based communities are especially encouraged to join us.