Volunteer Opportunities

Hot Opportunities 

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The Workforce Readiness Committee is looking for volunteers on March 22, 2017 to assist with the Spring Dane County Job Fair.  A recent addition to the job fair is a Job Seeker Prep area, outside the Fair floor. We are looking for people to volunteer for 2 hour blocks of time throughout the job fair to assess a job seeker's readiness, resume review, encouragement to job seekers, etc.  Sign up now before all the spots are gone by following this link and providing your name, email, and phone number.  http://signup.com/go/4dr375. 
 

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!

Volunteer Spotlight

Name:  Clara Tavarez 
 
How long have you been volunteering with GMA SHRM? Around 6 months.      
 
What committee are you volunteering with? Have you volunteered on other committees? If yes, which one? It is my first time volunteering, and I joined the Social Media Committee (woot woot!), which has been great. I’m looking forward to contributing in other committees in the future.
 
What do you enjoy about volunteering? I enjoy being able to get others excited about GMA SHRM, sharing and learning more about the resources that we offer as an organization, and having an increased level of awareness about what HR peers and organizations are up to these days (as part of moderating our social media channels and the idea exchange). This helps me become a better HR professional. 
 
What would you say to others who are considering volunteering with GMA SHRM? It is a great opportunity to get involved, be a positive influence for other HR professionals, and it is a great way to network.
 
What have you gotten back from volunteering with GMA SHRM? It is very rewarding to see that people are getting something positive out of your contribution. For instance, a couple of volunteers during our United Way Days of Caring Career Day at The Urban League mentioned that they first became aware of the event through our social media channels then decided to participate, and I see that as an indirect way of helping others make a difference because we helped raise awareness around the event.   
 

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.
 
 
 

Education & Professional Development
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.


Communications & Marketing

Committee Purpose:
To promote the Chapter as an HR resource within the community and to connect area businesses with our members by providing meaningful sponsorship opportunities.  To provide current and relevant information to members regarding Chapter events, legislative changes, and trends affecting the HR community.

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.  The Committee also serves as a point of contact to media outlets.

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 Interaction 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.
       Click here for the areas of volunteerism

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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Philanthropy
Purpose:
This committee coordinates philanthropic work of the Chapter which may include work supporting one or more charitable organizations in the local community. The committee investigates and makes recommendations regarding organizations the Chapter will support. The committee brings awareness of the designated charitable organization(s) to Chapter members and finds ways in which Chapter members can participate in supporting the designated charitable organization(s).

Activities:
The committee facilitates activities on a monthly or periodic basis that support awareness and/or charitable support of the designated organization(s). This may include submitting articles for the HR InTouch newsletter, coordinating donations at monthly Chapter events, and organizing special events (such as the annual Golf Outing). Activities vary depending upon the opportunities available specific to the charitable organization(s) that are supported each year.

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 & Diversity
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!

Technology & Social Media

Purpose:
To engage and inform members of chapter events and news through non-traditional means of marketing such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Activities:
The committee administers the Chapter's social media efforts, monthly HR InTouch Newsletter, and technology related special projects.  

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