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This page lists the current positions that need volunteers. Click on the job title for a full job description.
All positions in the chapter have a job description. To see the job descriptions of all possible positions, see Chapter Volunteer Job Descriptions.
If you are interested in serving the chapter as a volunteer, fill in the Chapter Volunteer Signup Form or get in touch with the contacts listed in the descriptions for each opening in the following committees (committees without current openings are not shown). Please review the chapter's Chapter Volunteer Policies and Procedures.
The following positions on the Administrative Council are vacant. The links to the job descriptions go to the Administrative Council Roles page.
- At-Large-Director The chapter's Bylaws allow two to three At-Large-Directors to be elected to the Administrative Council. This is a good position for those who want some experience learning about how to administrate the chapter and vote on issues before volunteering for other roles on the administrative council.
The time commitments below are flexible and may be reduced or increased based on your availability and interest. We have broken some of the large tasks down to smaller tasks so that more of you may contribute to the chapter. Some tasks require a few hours of your time on a one time activity for the year or on a small task. Other tasks require more time commitment. So depending on how much you feel you can spare to help lead the chapter, please read the descriptions below and let us know where you'd like to help.
|Chapter Need||Approximate Time Commitment|
|Generic Committee Member||Varies according to the level of commitment needed and the functions or assigned tasks for a committee.|
|Auditor||8 hours per chapter year|
|Community Service Committee Manager||Approximately 4 hours or less per month|
|Charitable Giving Coordinator||Works with the Events Manager and the Community Service Manager: 2 hours or less per month|
|Community Outreach Assistant||Works with the Events Manager and the Community Service Manager: 2 hours or less per month|
|Awards Celebration Location Manager||8-12 hours between October and mid-March|
|Awards Celebration Photographer||Noon until 2:30 p.m. in February or March.
Or: 9:00 a.m. until noon
|Judging Manager||40 hours between October and mid-January|
|Judges||10-20 hours judging entries between early December and mid-January, 2 in-person meetings to pick up entries and decide on awards with your judging team|
|Competition Meeting Locations Manager||10-20 hours between October and February planning logistics and reservations for 2 meetings (Judge Training & Pickup and Concession Judging) and help with the Awards Celebration|
|Education Committee Manager||8 hours per month|
|Student Outreach Speaker||Attendance at selected high school/college career events|
|Events Committee Manager||4 hours or less per month|
|Charitable Giving Coordinator||2 hours or less per month|
|Single Event Coordinator||4-6 hours plus attendance at event|
|Events Greeter||Attendance at events|
|Events Reviewer||Attendance at events and write review of the event for the Events & News website|
|Events Registration Desk Attendant||Attendance at events|
|Registration Desk Coordinator||1 hour per month plus attendance at events.|
|RSVP and Payment Coordinator||2 hours per month|
|Hospitality Committee Manager||1-3 hours per month|
|Hospitality Committee Member||1-3 hours per month|
|Membership Desk Attendant||Attendance at events|
|Membership Materials Coordinator||2 hours per month|
|Nominations Committee Manager||8 hours in August / September|
|Chapter Officers Nominations Coordinator||8 hours in August / September|
|Elections Manager||8 hours in September / October|
|Associate Fellow Nominations Coordinator||4-8 hours prior to the Society due date (usually mid-October)|
|Jay R. Gould Award Nominations Coordinator||4-8 hours prior to the Society due date (usually mid-November)|
|Publicity Committee Manager||20-40 hours per year|
|Web Writer: Events & News||2-4 hours per article. Post them to the blog.|
|Member Recognition Publicist||2 hours per month|
|Corporate Outreach Coordinator||2 hours or less per month|
|Strategic Planning Committee Manager||Approximately 4 hours or less per month.|
|Strategic Planning Committee Member||1 to 2 meetings per year|
|Volunteers Committee Manager||20 to 40 hours per year|
|Mentoring Manager||Manage the chapter's mentoring program|
Besides volunteering to support the chapter, there are many community service opportunities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area to volunteer your time, resources, or services to help your neighbors and your community. See the list of Volunteer for Community Outreach organizations.