Volunteer and Membership Information
Volunteer with Crime Stoppers!
Get Involved – Help to stop, solve, and prevent crime in your community
As a Registered Charity and community service program, volunteers are the lifeblood of the Crime Stoppers organization, and we welcome your participation.
There are 20 local chapters throughout the province of New Brunswick managed by a civilian Board of Directors who establish policy, raise funds to operate the program, and authorize award payments to Tipsters.
The local Board of Directors is responsible for the fiscal matters of the organization; raising money through donations to Crime Stoppers for the day-to-day operations of the program and for paying awards; reviewing and authorizing of award payments for each case solved by a tip to Crime Stoppers; and paying the operating expenses. Local boards meet once each month.
Join Your Local Chapter
When you become a member of Crime Stoppers, you become a Board member in the region in which you live. A person must be a board member of a local chapter in order to be eligible for positions on the Provincial Executive Board.
Local Boards normally meet once a month at a location within the chapter boundaries (day/time varies by region) to discuss fundraising initiatives and promotion ideas, and to approve awards to Tipsters recommended by law enforcement.
A provincial meeting (which includes 2 representatives from each chapter and the Provincial Executive) is held every quarter in Fredericton, NB. An Annual Training Conference is held each year in October, where the general membership meet, elections are held, and training seminars given.
To join, all interested persons must complete a membership package and are subject to an extensive criminal records check authorized by a municipal Police Force or RCMP detachment in your jurisdiction. Upon successful completion of the records check, the current Board will make a motion on accepting your application. Rest assured that having minor infractions, such as a speeding ticket, will not disqualify you for membership with Crime Stoppers.
Board membership is a commitment of far more than just time. Members must give of their energy, talents, and creativity. Crime Stoppers is a charitable organization: Board members are not paid. Their hard work reflects a belief in the philosophy of the program: helping solve crimes and a desire to see justice done.