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New River Abortion Access Fund is looking for new board members for the upcoming fiscal year of July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022. If you are passionate about reproductive health, rights, and justice, joining the Board of Directors is a great way to get involved and gain leadership experience. Prior board experience is a plus, but not required.

The New River Abortion Access Fund (NRAAF) is a 501(c)3 reproductive justice organization based in Blacksburg, Virginia. NRAAF operates a confidential helpline that provides financial assistance, transportation, and lodging to low-income abortion patients in Southwest Virginia. To learn more, visit our website at newriverabortionfund.org.

NRAAF is an all-volunteer organization with a working board. Each member of the board is responsible for a specific role in the organization's operations. You can expect to spend several hours each week on various projects, 15-20 hours/month. This includes self-directed remote work and frequent communication via email and Slack. Board members must attend remote monthly meetings and serve on or lead at least one committee/workgroup. An initial two-year commitment is required.


  • Knowledge of the organization's mission, vision, values, programs, policies, and needs
  • Development and oversight of governance and operational policies and procedures
  • Ensure values and mission are reflected in operations and programs
  • Engage in strategic planning
  • Ensure fiduciary responsibilities are met
  • Ensure the organization complies with legal requirements
  • Approve and monitor the annual budget, financial reports, and Form 990
  • Monitor and evaluate abortion funding and practical support programs
  • Prepare for meetings by reviewing the agenda and supporting documentation
  • Attend and participate in monthly board and committee meetings and special events
  • Follow through on all tasks committed to at meetings
  • Respond to regular emails from other board members and volunteers
  • Actively serve on or lead at least one committee or workgroup
  • Actively participate in fundraising through personal contributions and/or by generating support
  • Participate in the annual Fund-a-Thon and other fundraising events
  • Make a meaningful annual financial contribution
  • Select and evaluate staff, interns, and volunteers, as needed
  • Complete intake training and at least two intake shifts
  • Promote the organization within the local community
  • Attend trainings, conferences, networking opportunities, and reproductive/social justice events

Time Commitment

  • Commit to a two-year term, with the option to renew
  • 15-20 hours per month
  • Monthly meetings

NRAAF is committed to inclusion and equity, and seeks to build a diverse board. We center the voices of those who are most affected by these issues and look to them for leadership. Women of color, LGBTQ folks, young people, low-income people, rural Appalachia/SWVA locals, and people who have had abortions are strongly encouraged to apply. Board members must be willing to work within reproductive justice and anti-oppressive frameworks and actively engage in ongoing learning about these frameworks.

How To Apply

Fill out the application at https://forms.gle/PcEHsrFKF4tYQVNA6by May 1, 2021. The position start date is July 1, 2021.

Email any questions to board@newriverabortionfund.org.

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PO BOX 10701, BLACKSBURG, VA 24062, US

Mission Statement

We fund abortion and offer practical support such as transportation and lodging in order to break down barriers to abortion access in Southwest Virginia.


New River Abortion Access Fund is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance and logistical support to low-income women who are seeking abortion services. The abortion fund serves Montgomery County, Giles, Floyd, Pulaski, Radford, Roanoke, and rural Southwest Virginia. Requests for funding are collected on our toll-free helpline and funding is sent directly to the clinic. Transportation is provided for patients who need help traveling to and from their appointment.

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Financial Planning
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 year commitment, 10-20 hours per month
  • Prior board experience is a plus, but not required

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