Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering with VSAE is a great way to get more involved and give back to your association community. 

Please review the key responsibilities and time commitments and select one or more areas you'd like to be considered for. The deadline for 2020-2021 Committee & Task Force submissions is Friday, March 20.

Committees & Task Forces

Committees are instrumental in important activities like helping plan the educational content for meetings, recruiting new members, and marketing events like the Annual Conference. Committee service is from May 1 - April 30.

CAE COMMITTEE (CAE members only): Promotes the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential and plans study groups.
Time commitment: Facilitate one (1) study group session in the Spring and/or Fall.  

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Organizes community service activities and fundraising activities to support charities suggested by the membership.
Time commitment: Most communication is done via email, but members are expected to participate in 3-4 service projects per year. 

CONFERENCE TASK FORCE: Assists staff with conference feedback and promoting the Annual Conference and Fall Conference.
Time commitment: Meets two (2) times per year, either via conference call or in person.

EDUCATION: 
Develops educational content for VSAE events including speakers at Annual Conference, Fall Conference, and Seminar Series.
Time commitment: Two (2) in-person meetings per year. 

MEMBERSHIP: Welcomes new members, promotes membership, and assists with member retention. 
Time commitment: Up to two (2) in-person meetings per year, with outreach to new members year-round and to non-renewed members in January/February. 

SILENT AUCTION TASK FORCE: Promotes Silent Auction primarily through soliciting donations.
Time commitment: Up to three (3) in-person meetings per year and outreach to potential donors. 



Other Volunteer Opportunities

SIG LEADER: Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are a great way to learn from fellow association executives about the issues keeping you up at night. These member-led groups are organized around areas of interest and offer a forum for you to discuss what matters most to you. SIG Leaders are responsible for organizing the meetings and working with staff on meeting logistics. Contact Sonnia Montemayor at [email protected] for more details.

NEW MEMBER MENTOR: This program facilitates the integration of new VSAE members into our association community. Mentors reach out to specific new members assigned to them, help them network, shadow them at their first few events, and are a resource as they navigate through their first year with VSAE. Sign up here.

CONTENT LEADER (i.e. SPEAKER): Share your expertise or experiences in association management with members by presenting at a VSAE event or speaking to a Shared Interest Group (SIG). More information on speaking is available here.  

NEWSLETTER: Is the written word more your strong suit? Share your expertise or experiences in association management with members by writing for the Association Press newsletter. Contact Sonnia Montemayor at [email protected] for content needs and deadlines.