Welcome to the National Board Member Application Process


Our mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to communities. 

A bit of history

SCRAP was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1998. A group of teachers couldn’t bear to throw away usable art materials and supplies left over from school projects. Instead, they transported these materials to A Teacher’s Space, a resource center for educators in the Portland area. Other teachers began bringing in materials that they no longer needed in their classrooms, and the idea caught on like wildfire.

In 1999, SCRAP achieved 501(c)(3) nonprofit status – and with the help of a sizeable grant from the Department of Environmental Quality – SCRAP was born.

SCRAP now has locations in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Baltimore, Maryland; Portland, Oregon; and Richmond, Virginia. 


Are you passionate about the intersection of sustainability, creativity and your community? SCRAP Creative Reuse is actively recruiting board members who can support the forward momentum of the organization! We are opening up applications for future board members who have one or more of the skills below, are 18 and older, and reside in or near one of our locations: Portland, OR, Ann Arbor, MI, Richmond, VA or Baltimore, MD. You can find Board Member role descriptions on our website here. Applications open April 2024 and close on May 1, 2024.

Desired Skills:

  • Human Resources  
  • Legal  
  • Retail Operations 
  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Accounting 
  • Fundraising and/or Corporate Sponsorships 
  • University Liaison
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Budgeting and Finance

SCRAP Board Priorities:

  • Building a sustainable and equitable organization
  • Focusing on operational excellence:
    • Making our stores more resilient and sustainable 
    • Creating more efficient workflows and processes for a better shopping experience for our customers 
    • Steady inventory 
  • Growing/expanding our educational offerings 
  • Developing marketing strategies 
  • Regional corporate sponsorships 
  • University and stakeholder relationship building 
  • Strategic planning & developement


Primary Phone:
Primary Email:
Which SCRAP Creative Reuse Canter do you live near?:
Are you currently serving on a board of directors?:
If so, what organization?:
Why are you interested in joining the SCRAP Creative Reuse Board of Directors?:
Have you ever volunteered at one of our locations?:
If so, in what capacity?:
Relevant experience and skills (please attach a current resume. Please make sure the file name does NOT include anything other than letters or numbers):
There are specific areas where board members are needed. Please check any that you have expertise in.
Human Resources
Student or Profession Associated with a University

Do you have the ability to join meetings remotely by phone and/or video?:
Do you have the flexibility for self-funded travel?:

Where did you hear about this opportunity?:

Board participation requires at least 10 hours of volunteer hours a month and a two year commitment.
After you submit this form we will reach out to you to schedule an informal interview with two board members.

Make a Difference

We count on your generosity as an individual, foundation, corporate sponsor, or partner.
How it works: You feel the creative, environmental, and educational love from SCRAP. You return the love by adding to our resources so we can share with others. It becomes a circle of love that keeps giving – to you, to us, and to the entire community.

SCRAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID 93-1270807.
Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.