Sample Volunteer Roles at Chapters

Jun 18, 2018

Low commitment role: Good for new members, first time volunteers, or those with limited / irregular availability
Medium commitment role: Good for those interested in on-going or project-based involvement
High commitment role: Good for those interested in advancing to leadership positions

Individual Opportunities
Position / Role Description Expected time commitment
A/V
Medium
Set up A/V equipment for meetings (sound, computer, projector) 2 hours per month for regular chapter meetings; possibly more for PDC
Videographer
Medium
Record chapter meetings and other events 2 hours per month; possibly more for PDC or other events
Photographer
Low / Medium
Photograph chapter meetings and other events 2 hours per month; possibly more for PDC or other events
Registration
Low
Assist with checkin / registering attendees at chapter meetings Arrive 30 minutes early to the meeting (+ meeting attendance)
Mentor
High
Provide guidance to an early career safety professional from the chapter 2 hours per month
Website reviewer
Medium
Review chapter content on a regular basis and make recommendations for what new content is needed and what old content can be archived 2 hours quarterly
Social Media Coordinator
High
Manage one or more of the chapter’s social media accounts, including posting relevant content and responding to members’ posts 1 hour weekly
NAOSH Coordinator
Medium
Coordinate chapter’s NAOSH activities, including outreach to local governments and/or coordination of poster/video contest 1 hour weekly between March-May
Community Service Coordinator
Medium / High
Identify and coordinate opportunities for chapter members to participate in charitable giving (ex. ASSP Foundation, safety supplies donations, etc.) varies
Event host
Low / Medium
Host an education, networking, or social event (including tours) in coordination with chapter Programs Chair 3 month process: 2 hours for first two months, 5 hours final month (including event)
Newsletter Contributor
Low / Medium
Write an article for the chapter newsletter (technical article, event write-up, member spotlight, etc.) 2 hours per article
Newsletter copy editor
Low / Medium
Copy edit chapter newsletter Up to 3 hours
Sponsorships
Medium
Identify potential sponsors or exhibitors for chapter meetings / PDC 1 hour per sponsor
PDC Moderator
Low / Medium
Introduce speaker during PDC & assist with any in-room needs 2 hours (+ PDC attendance)
Chapter representative
Medium
Staff ASSP booth at local / regional events 2-4 hour shifts day-of, 30 minute summary after
Career Day presenter
Low / Medium
Represent chapter at local high school / technical college career day event 2-3 hours planning; 2-3 hours for event
Public Relations
Medium / High
Send press releases to local media regarding chapter events 1 hour per event
Meeting Greeter
Low
Provide a welcoming atmosphere for members attending chapter events Arrive 30 minutes early to meeting (+ meeting attendance)
Partnerships
Medium / High
Serve as chapter liaison to governmental agencies, like-minded organizations, or other community groups Up to 1 hour monthly
Phone bank
Low / Medium
Make phone calls to welcome new members, connect with current members, and reconnect with lapsed members 1 hour per month of participation
CSP / ASP study group leader
Medium
Facilitate study group for chapter members working toward certification 2 hours monthly
Member Recognition
Medium
Gather information about members doing great things so they can be recognized 30 minutes – 1 hour per recognition
Student Champion / Liaison
Medium / High
Coordinate student-centered networking events for the chapter and serve as point of contact for student members who do not have a student section Up to 2 hours per month + special events
Financial Assistant
Medium
Assist Chapter Treasurer with tracking various financial activities Up to 2 hours per month + special events
New Member Liaison
Low / Medium
Providing welcome and orientation to new chapter members Up to 2 hours per month