​Get Involved

The Cumberland Smile & Shine Program (CSSP) is always looking for new Board Members to join our team…we are looking for individuals who have experience or passion in the following areas:

  • Early Childhood
  • Education
  • Special Needs
  • At-Risk Populations
  • Community Networking
  • Event Planning
  • Business/Marketing
  • Social Media


So what is the time commitment?

CEIP Board of Directors meets monthly from September-November, and January-June. Board meeting are bi-monthly to conduct business; the months in between are for working groups to look at topics such as program enhancement, event planning, strategic planning, etc. Meetings are held at 6:00pm and are about an hour and a half in length. Meetings are located at the CEIP office in Amherst NS; there is the option to call in for meetings should you not be able to make it in person.


Board Member Job Description:

Regularly attend and actively participates in:

    1. Board meetings
    2. Work sessions
    3. AGM (Annual General Meeting) in June
  • Prepare for meetings (review minutes/agenda)
  • Strategic and financial planning
  • Accountability (to community, funders, stakeholders)
  • Board Policies (to guide organizational behavior)
  • Monitor & evaluate Executive Director’s performance
  • Makes commitment to participate in any committee work (if necessary)
  • Support the board in recruiting new board members
  • Participate and attend our fundraising event: solicit donations, sell tickets, promote event, etc.