How to Volunteer

“We make a living by what we do. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

Man viewing the mountains
Of the many ways to give back, volunteering is one of the most profound. Giving your time and knowledge is invaluable, which is one of the reasons ASFPM appreciates their volunteers so much. Volunteering is also a way to enhance your skills, dig deeper into topics of concern, meet others that share your same spirit and passion and even get introduced to your next career move.
We currently have hundreds of volunteers giving their time at ASFPM. From volunteers at conferences, committees, elected and volunteer leadership, our foundation, teaching, writing, or events, our volunteers are there.
Elected or appointed volunteer leadership

Elected Board Officer, Regional Director, or Chapter Director – responsible for the strategic direction and annual goals and objectives for the organization. Elections happen annually. ((Link here))

14 policy committees – responsibilities include work plans to address a myriad of technical, training and program activities. Each committee has 2 co-chair leads. We recommend getting involved with a committee of interest before taking a leadership role. Contact any of the 4 pod facilitators to express your interest in any committees. ((links here))

CBOR – consist of individuals experienced in certification program and administration. Contact President Louie Greenwell for details. ((link here))

Foundation – consists of trustees, fellowes and associates. Contact President Doug Plasencia for details. ((link here))

Volunteer options for all

Conference – at our annual conference annually, even virtually, we are always seeking moderators for sessions. In person conferences, we are always seeking a myriad of volunteers to assist attendees find sessions, find their way to field tours and evening events, attend to entryways and sessions, hand out bags or even help with setup or take down. Contact event planner Sarah for more info ((email))

Member alerts – we need voices. If you have a skillset to write on a particular topic or comment period, contact us and we can help, assist or collaborate. Contact Senior Policy Advisor Meg ((email))

Newsletter – With a monthly newsletter, we are always seeking copy. Not a writer? Let our Communications Coordinator interview you! While we do not accept direct advertising, any topic written to educate, illuminate or train others is acceptable. Contact Mary ((email))


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