Volunteer Opportunities

6 November 2018

STC New England invites you to contribute to the success of the chapter by volunteering for one of our open roles. Experienced volunteers are preferred, but mentors are available for most roles to teach the required skills. Most positions can be filled remotely.

Volunteering adds valuable experience to your résumé and expands your career network. Interested in becoming a team lead or moving into management at work? Volunteering for a nonprofit organization such as ours is an excellent way to gain experience in tasks that don't always fall to a technical writer, in a safe and supportive environment.

Contact president@stcnewengland.org to volunteer or if you have questions.

Membership Manager

Description: Maintain the Chapter’s membership roll; work with STC staff to resolve membership issues in a timely manner; report membership data monthly to the Administrative Council; send out occasional chapter-wide, membership-related communications. Can work remotely.

Skills: Preparing database reports; member relations.

Time Requirement: 5-10 hours/month

Resources Available: Mentoring

Social Media Manager

Description: Maintain the Chapter’s presence on social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn; send out announcements of chapter programs and other events; monitor social media for questions and actionable comments. Can work remotely on a flexible schedule.

Skills: Proficiency with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn; experience with aggregation tools helpful.

Time Requirement: 6-12 hours/month

Resources Available: Mentoring

Program Committee Member

Description: Do you enjoy event planning? Are you organized, detail-oriented, and want to energize our monthly programs? The Program Committee plans 6–12 monthly programs and activities and coordinates them with speakers, social media, and webinar hosts.

Skills: Event planning; ability to contact and work with speakers and venue managers

Time Requirement: 5-15 hours/month

Resources Available: Written descriptions and checklists, a large list of potential speakers, and some venues already lined up. Mentoring available.

Webinar Host

Description: Set up 6–12 webinars and monitor them live for attendee questions and quality issues. Includes free registration to each meeting. Can work on site or remotely.

Skills: Proficiency with GoToMeeting software

Time Requirement: 2 hours/meeting

Resources Available: Instructions and notes; mentoring

Student Outreach Coordinator

Description: Would you like to work with the next generation of practitioners? Establish and maintain contacts with academic undergraduate and graduate programs in New England offering certificates, degrees, or graduate degrees in technical communication. Communicate information about STC and the New England Chapter to program liaisons. Promote and coordinate meetings between Chapter members and students.

Skills: Ability to contact and work with academic program directors; event planning

Time Requirement: 5 hours/month

Resources Available: Mentoring

Contact president@stcnewengland.org to volunteer or if you have questions.

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