Volunteer Opportunities

Are you new to the HR World?  Did you just graduate from college and start your first HR job, or have you been in the HR field for years, but never part of a professional organization that supported HR functions?  Do you have great ideas that you want to share with your fellow professionals or just have the ability to give back to the HR Community?  Why all the questions……

Volunteering with the Greater Madison Area Society for Human Resource Management may be just the thing for you!  Where else can you be a part of a wonderful organization that does so much for the HR community both on a professional and student level? Volunteering on one of the many committees allows you to provide your input on great ideas, to reach out to other HR professionals plus you learn so much not only about HR, but yourself as well.  Volunteering does not take much of your time and what you receive back is so much more than the time you invest.  So why volunteer on one of the committees?  WHY NOT!!??

Click here for committee information and how to get started!

 


Getting Started

Below are descriptions of the committees which work to make GMA SHRM the successful organization it is today.  Take a moment to read through them and see what may interest you.  To take the next step, click on the link to email our Volunteer Coordinator.  Your information will be sent to the committee in which you express interest and you will be contacted by a committee member and invited to the next meeting.  Attending meetings will allow you a chance to see what the committtees work on and start getting involved in projects that are of interest.

Committee information:
 
 

College Relations
Committee Purpose:
To act as a resource in professional development for GMA SHRM members and student chapters in various areas.

Activities:
The committee provides support to the local student chapters, coordinates activities that support individual chapter members in obtaining and retaining professional certification, promotes and educates chapter members on the value of certification as part of on-going professional development, and provides & promotes GMA SHRM scholarship opportunities to students and professional members.

Government Affairs
Committee Purpose:
To monitor and evaluate legislative, regulatory and legal action at the local, state and federal level that may have an impact on the management of human resources. To inform members of current and relevant legislative information via newsletter articles, programming events, social media forums and other communications.

Activities:
The committee prepares monthly articles for the GMA SHRM newsletter and provides legislative speakers for at least one GMA SHRM programming event annually. This committee also works with the SHRM State Council to obtain speakers for any of their legislative events in the Madison area. The committee also has an ongoing goal of building relationships with local elected officials and providing them with opportunities to address our members.

Membership Committee
Committee Purpose:
The Membership Interaction Committee focuses on member retention and growth initiatives by facilitating interaction among chapter members through various services and program offerings. In addition, the committee provides formal and informal methods for recognition within the Chapter.

Activities: 
The committee facilitates the semi-annual member welcome programs as well as the semi-annual networking events. We welcome new members through personal phone calls to introduce all of the benefits of GMA SHRM membership.  The Pay It Forward, Member Referral, and Student Membership programs are administered through this committee. The committee also coordinates member surveys and volunteer events and/or gifts.
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Volunteer Engagement Committee
Committee Purpose:
To add value and support to each committee of the Chapter through action and expertise.

Activities:
The committee will help promote volunteer opportunities and match members desiring to get involved.  The committee also assists with succession planning and recognizing and rewarding volunteers.
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Programming
Purpose: 
The Programming Committee’s purpose is to enable GMA SHRM members to become informed and engaged HR professionals committed to life-long learning and who are deeply connected to and willing to share their knowledge with their peers. In pursuit of this vision, the Programming Committee offers leading-edge programming, facilitates member-to-member networking, and provides both practical and strategic tools for transforming the way they work.

Activities:
Assess member needs and interests for programming events; identify emerging and cutting-edge topics that will benefit members — even before members may be aware of the issue; provide a diverse offering of monthly programs to appeal to members of all levels and disciplines assisting them in the execution of their HR roles; ensure the majority of programs support member needs for PHR and SPHR recertification; evaluate all programs and speakers for effectiveness; and ensure that Programming supports and reinforces the GMA SHRM Chapter’s vision and goals.

Workforce Readiness
Purpose: 
Our committee provides opportunities for our members to volunteer their skills and talents to the greater community. Programs and services will support and enhance the diversity of our community.

Activities:
Through partnerships with with community outreach organizations, we will assist them in variuos HR related needs, including but not limited to job coaching, interview coaching, resume building, networking, and so much more!

Compensation Survey Committee

Purpose:


Activities:

  • Facilitate the marketing of the surveys
  • Answering member questions related to surveys and results
  • Review questionnaire content for applicability

 

Corporate Relations Committee

Purpose:
To connect area businesses with our members by providing meaningful sponsorship opportunities.  

Activities:
The committee facilitates the Corporate Partnership program and the One Day Conference Sponsorships as well as other marketing opportunities for area businesses to reach our members.

Areas of Volunteerism:
Corporate Partner Liaisons:  Work with our Corporate Partner businesses to facilitate scheduling and usage of benefits throughout the year.  This role is assigned on an annual basis and has a time commitment of approximately ½ hour per month.

Media Relations Committee

Purpose:
To promote the Chapter as an HR resource within the community through utilization of various social media playforms. To provide current and relevant information to members regarding Chapter events, legislative changes, and trends affecting the HR community.   The Committee also serves as a point of contact to media outlets. 

Activities:
Serve as a point of contact to media outlets

Areas of Volunteerism:
Social Media:

  • Approve or deny membership to Linked-In Members Only Group
  • Post pictures to Facebook and Twitter accounts from meetings and events
  • Publicize upcoming events on Linked-In, Facebook and Twitter
  • Maintains social media GMA SHRM persona
  • Posts relevant HR articles and information on social media sites
HR InTouch Newsletter Coordinator:  Coordinate articles, programming notices, membership spotlight, and Chapter highlights in the monthly HR InTouch Newsletter.

Media Relations:  Serve as a media contact, respond to requests by the media for information, and develop press releases.

 

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