Volunteer Leadership Opportunities
MHVSHRM exists and thrives thanks to the work of its many dedicated volunteers. The Chapter has no paid staff. Volunteers fill all elected board positions, serve as committee chairs and members, and are involved in Workforce Readiness programs and initiatives. Our volunteers are all busy people who have made the commitment to give back to the HR profession.
“What’s In It For Me”
When volunteering, think about your current skills and abilities as well as the skills and abilities you want to develop. Sharing your time, skills and abilities will enhance your own leadership, communication, and time management skills and will provide an opportunity to network more closely with others in the field, have fun…and even add to your résumé. And remember, if you are PHR, SPHR, or GPHR certified, your volunteer work for the Chapter gains you recertification credits.
“My decision to volunteer for a Board position (treasurer) at my second chapter meeting in 1999 has proven to be a great one. That was the beginning of my ‘SHRM career’.” While at times I admit I have questioned my sanity (like serving as Chapter President at the same time I was NYS SHRM Annual Conference Program Chair), my involvement in SHRM has been extraordinarily rewarding for me. I have had an opportunity to meet and work with many wonderful people, including incredible world-class speakers. I certainly have honed my time management skills, and to challenge myself – and grow – in ways I would never have dreamed of.” - Barbara Aimone, SPHR
We urge you to become a volunteer! Your time commitment can be as small or as large as your life allows.
SHRM provides volunteers with many resources to ensure success, including on-line Volunteer Resources. In addition, the SHRM national staff and NYS Council members are always ready to help and provide direction. SHRM National and NYS SHRM both sponsor excellent annual Leadership Conferences where volunteers have an opportunity to network with other volunteers and share ideas, best practices, successes and challenges.
How Do I Volunteer?
Contact any of the Elected Board members or Committee Chairs to learn more (click on the "Board and Committes" Tab for contact information.) To learn more about Workforce Readiness volunteer opportunities, click on the Workforce Readiness Tab.