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Volunteer Center Staff is on temporary furlough with no access to email or voicemail due to Columbia Association's closure. 

Board Connection

Board Connection is a program that connects community members who wish to serve on local boards, committees or commissions with nonprofit & governmental agencies seeking board, committee or commission members.  

Members of the Board

What is the role of a non-profit board?
The Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards are to determine and sustain an organization’s mission and purpose. The board is responsible for creating and reviewing the organization's goals, means, and primary constituents served. Select the chief executive.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Have an interest in the organization’s mission
  • Attend board and committee meetings as required
  • Contribute knowledge, ideas, time and money
  • Advocate for the organization
  • Fundraise and donate funds
  • Provide financial oversight
  • Strengthen programs and services
  • Maintain organization’s legal and ethical integrity
  • Responsive and alert to community perceptions’ of organization
  • Maintain transparency

Prior to serving on a non-profit board:

  • Request a written policy on board expectations.
  • Check your commitment to the mission.
  • Review your availability.
  • Keep your pledge to the organization.


Volunteers looking to serve on a local nonprofit or governmental board

Register as a volunteer with the Volunteer Center to express interest in the opportunities posted or receive invitations for future opportunities. After registering, we recommend that you complete the skills profile found under the My Account link. Here is a simple step-by-step overview of how to complete your skills profile. If you have Board or Committee experience you’ll want to be sure to indicate that you have those skills/experience.

Search for Board and Committee opportunities


Nonprofit or governmental organization seeking board members

Register your organization. Once approved, login to the system and submit a volunteer opportunity.  In order to be included in a current list of Board/Committee opportunities, please be sure to include the terms "Board" or "Committee" in either the title of your opportunity or the description. If you have additional requirements or requests for specific skills, please include them in the opportunity description. 

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Volunteer Center

6310 Hillside Ct.
Columbia, MD 21046