Service Opportunities

Volunteering with VSAE is a great way to get more involved and give back to your association community. Below is the list of opportunities, contact Terry Monroe with questions about any aspect of volunteering. Current volunteers must re-apply. 

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.

COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE: Organizes community service and fundraising activities that support Virginia-based charities suggested by the membership. 

Time commitment: Two virtual meetings per year (60 minutes each); participate in charitable activities at Annual and Fall conferences and member luncheons (including the Awards Luncheon). 

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: Supports recruitment and retention initiatives to attract new members and retain current members. Provides input and guidance on current and proposed programs and service offerings. 

Time commitment: 1-2 hours per month. Identify and contact prospective members, provide input to annual member and prospect surveys, and create and repost social media postings highlighting VSAE programs, services, and events. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: Develops learning objectives for VSAE education programs (consistent with CAE domains); reviews submissions and selects sessions/speakers for Annual Conference, Fall Conference, and monthly seminars. 

Time commitment: 2-3 hours twice a year reviewing session submissions and two, 90-minute meetings (virtual) per year (Spring and Fall).

Other Service Opportunities

CONTENT LEADER (i.e., SPEAKER): Share your expertise or experiences in association management by presenting at a VSAE event (annual or fall conference, specialty event, monthly seminar). More information on speaking is available here

NEWSLETTER: Is the written word more your strong suit? Share your expertise or experiences by writing for the Association Press newsletter. Contact Lorraine Meade for content needs and deadlines.

PEER EXCHANGE LEADER: Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are member-led and organized around areas of interest. SIG Leaders are responsible for organizing the meetings and working with staff on meeting logistics. 

Time commitment: One meeting per quarter. One of the meetings will be in-person at the Annual Conference; another will be SIG-a-Palooza (virtual) in August. The other two meetings are virtual, 60 minutes each. Contact Terry Monroe 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 (by email and/or phone) to help them network and be a resource as they navigate through their first year with VSAE.

Time commitment:  3-4 hours per year

CAE STUDY GROUP FACILITATOR: Support your peers who aspire to earn their CAE as a facilitator for one study group session. Share your experience and tips for taking the exam and review practice questions for one domain. Facilitators are needed for the Spring and Fall study groups. 

Time commitment: Lead one 90-minute session (virtual) with practice questions and answers provided in advance by staff.