It's Your Time to Make a Difference: Only Two Weeks Left to Volunteer!

The 2019 call for volunteers is now open with opportunities to give back to the profession. Call closes April 12.

Mar 11, 2019 | ARTICLE

Why Volunteer?

What have you done for the profession lately? ICMA offers several ways to contribute. The 2019 call for volunteers is open for committees, task forces, advisory boards, coaching, mentoring, hosting, and more! Volunteers are the real heart of any organization: their passion, energy, and effort can change an organization for the better. Volunteers can make a difference!

The selection period for 2019 Committees is closed.

What Makes a Good Volunteer?

Anyone can be a volunteer – from senior executives to mid-career professionals to students – but good volunteers exemplify key characteristics that make them truly impactful.

Are you:

  • A subject matter expert?
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, and eager to learn?
  • Willing to share what you know?
  • Ready to lend your time and fresh perspectives to help enhance ICMA?
  • Faithful to your commitment to serve?
  • Passionate about the profession?

What Are the Benefits of Volunteering?

There are many opportunities to volunteer for a variety of activities. As you decide where you want to share your most precious commodity – TIME – consider the following benefits.

As a volunteer, you can:

  • Gain a feeling of satisfaction and sense of accomplishment.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to ICMA’s mission.
  • Share your expertise with fellow members of the ICMA community.
  • Develop and strengthen your relationships within your professional community.
  • Increase your knowledge and hone your skills through participation in a broad range of ICMA activities.
  • Implement a skill set not applied in your current job position.
  • Give back to a profession that has served you well.

Learn more about the 2019 volunteer initiatives and start looking for the right opportunity to make a difference today!

The selection period for 2019 Committees is closed.

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