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Get Involved -
Volunteer on our Board of Directors

When both volunteer board members and the organization are in tune with one another the experience can be both personally and professionally rewarding. Volunteers fill vital leadership roles within the organization and without their time, energy, and commitment the work could not be done.

The CVALA Board of Directors operates as a policy board and has several active committees. Our meetings are held once a month and are typically two hours in length. The length of service is one year in duration, with nominations occurring each October at our Annual General Meeting, although a board member can join anytime throughout the year. Board members are reimbursed for travel expenses and a light supper is always provided at meetings.

Your gift of time and talent as a volunteer board member makes possible many important benefits to your fellow New Brunswickers.


We are currently seeking volunteer board members with the following skills and expertise: 


Fund Development 

To assist with creating fund development and implementation strategies for resource diversity security, and recruiting corporate donors.


Human Resources

To support the Executive Director and CVALA staff by ensuring appropriate organizational procedures are in place.​



To assist in research related to project-based initiatives.



To provide insight on contracts, staffing conflicts, and board liability​.



To oversee revenue and expenditures and provide regular reports at the board level, to ensure proper reporting procedures for tax returns, and maintaining charitable status.

Do you have a passion for community?  Are you interested in the advancement of literacy? Do you have experience to offer as a non-profit board member?

You can make a difference in your community!

Candidates for this highly valuable and rewarding volunteer role will work with the Board:

  • Providing leadership

  • Ensuring the continuance of the Board

  • Understanding the organization's mission and mandate

  • Setting and maintaining policy

  • Ensuring that effective organizational planning takes place

  • Ensuring that funds are properly managed, knowing and understanding the financial statements

  • Knowing the Board's legal obligations and ensuring they are followed

  • Representing the membership

  • Upholding the confidentiality of learners and of Board discussions

  • Attending and participating in Board meetings

  • Participating in committee work and fundraising

Contact Executive Director, Laura Burris at 

if you're interested in becoming a volunteer board member

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