Nonprofit Volunteer Board Members

A Board of Directors is the governing body of a nonprofit. Individuals who sit on a board are responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities. Board members meet periodically to discuss and vote on the affairs of the organization. This is an impactful opportunity for volunteers to lead and guide the decision-making of a nonprofit.

Do you have special skills, talents, career background that would benefit a non-profit organization?

Board Member Duties May Include

  • Creating governing documents
  • Financial
  • Setting policy
  • Serve on various committees
  • Strategic planning
  • Working closely with the organization’s CEO

Qualities of a Successful Board Member

  • A fiduciary duty of responsibility for the corporation’s assets
  • An understanding of governance
  • Consistent meeting attendance (assures a quorum)
  • Have clear communication skills
  • Have independent and diverse perspectives
  • Provide insights and oversight
  • Strategic planning experience

Click below to view nonprofit volunteer board member positions.

For Organizations & Nonprofits

Board Member Recruitment Support

Volunteers look for a comprehensive list of board opportunities. Agencies can post their volunteer opportunities here.

Board Member Training and Support

CVNL partners with nonprofits to address their unique needs through customized consulting solutions. We offer consulting and training in board governance, assessment and learning, planning and decision making. 

Need support to lead effectively and cohesively with vision and skill? We can help! Book some time with our consulting team.

Looking for other ways to support and educate your board members? Check out this video on 10 Ways to be an Awesome Board Member.

Questions? Email the Volunteer Services Department at