Although we are only just past the half way point for the year, the Chapter is already looking to next year to start filling volunteer positions. I know you have previously heard about all the great benefits of volunteering for the chapter, but I hope you will indulge me once again.
Besides giving back to the local STC Chapter, volunteering is a great networking opportunity, as you get to interact with other technical communicators face-to-face–both the guests of the Chapter and the speakers at the monthly meetings. It’s also a real feather in your cap for LinkedIn profiles and resumes.
Our volunteer force deserves so much gratitude and thanks for all the work they have put into the Chapter. And, they also deserve a little break from the roles they have been filling for the last couple years.
So, I am hoping that over the next couple months, you will think about volunteering some of your time with the Chapter. Given everyone’s busy schedule, we need volunteers for some key positions to ensure that our Chapter continues providing great meetings.
I fully understand that everyone has a lot of work and personal responsibilities to attend to. However, most volunteer positions can be done virtually for just a couple of hours each month. And, there are a variety of roles that suit many interests:
- Vice President
- Hospitality Manager/Team
- Program Manager
- Chapter Support Team
If you are interested in any of these roles, or would be interested in being a backup/assistant, please let us know at email@example.com.
Let’s make 2015 a great year to volunteer!