Can I sit in on a board meeting before I decide whether to volunteer?

Q. We purchased our condo unit over a year ago. It seems there is always a little trouble brewing when it comes to communication between the owners and the board. Sometimes board members quit and others are appointed until the next annual meeting. I was thinking of volunteering for this job but would like to sit in on a few board meetings prior to my decision. This way I can learn whether or not I could handle such a commitment. Are owners permitted to sit in on the meetings? I would like to know my options before I make such a request.    Read the Q&A………….