Volunteer Opportunities

Make a vital contribution to STC and our NEO STC chapter! You can help the chapter continue to achieve it’s award-winning service to its membership and community. In addition, you can increase your professional networking opportunities inside and outside the chapter, develop leadership acumen, and build on a skillset in a specific area.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities with NEO STC. Contact Tricia Spayer at president@neostc.org

No experience necessary!

Benefits of being a chapter volunteer:

  • Develop new skills
  • Receive mentoring from STC leaders
  • Advance your career: Add assets, experience, and credentials to your resume
  • Perform a vital role and help shape the chapter
  • Get an inside view of how the chapter and STC actually function
  • Gain experience for STC International leadership roles
  • Build confidence: Practice your leadership skills in a low-risk volunteer environment
  • Earn recognition: professional validation, accolades to post on your LinkedIn profile, and awards
  • Have fun! Build your network through one-on-one interactions with chapter members

Read on to find out more about our volunteer opportunities.

Communications Manager

  • Term: 1 year (July – June).  Role is filled for this term; available July 2020.
  • Average monthly commitment: 2 hours
  • Duties: Create Constant Contact messages about events, announcements, and schedule them for email distribution.
    Manage email contact lists (in Constant Contact). Post events to social media (including Facebook and Twitter).
  • Benefits: Refine your social media skills for a professional audience. Build your professional presence online. Learn to use related platforms and tools (Constant Contact, LinkedIn, and Twitter).

Membership Manager

  • Term: 1 year (July – June)  Open role
  • Average monthly commitment: 2 hours
  • Duties: Download chapter roster and identify membership changes monthly. Send a monthly summary and list of added/dropped members (with email addresses) to chapter leaders. Send e-mail welcome letter to new or reinstated members. Develop a welcome packet with membership application for leaders to distribute at meetings.
  • Benefits: Get to know your fellow chapter members. Build your professional network. Assist the chapter leadership in setting the direction for the chapter.

Website Assistant

  • Term: flexible  Open role
  • Average monthly commitment: Variable
  • Duties: Assist the NEO STC Webmaster with specific, limited tasks as needed. Help Webmaster post content for events, update pages, assist Newsletter committee. Knowledge of WordPress or an interest in learning WordPress is a plus.
  • Benefits: Get experience developing online content and learn website tools.

Newsletter Assistant

  • Term: flexible  Open role
  • Average monthly commitment: Variable
  • Duties: Help edit and organize articles in WordPress for bimonthly newsletter. Communicate with the author for approval of edits. Knowledge of WordPress or an interest in learning WordPress is a plus.
  • Benefits: Get experience developing online content and learn website tools.

Program Assistant

  • Term: flexible (or consider a one-time activity: planning 1 or 2 events!) Open role
  • Average monthly commitment: 2 – 4 hours
  • Duties: Collaborate with other chapter leaders to plan in-person educational meetings and webinars. Identify relevant topics and speakers for chapters. Help identify and create event descriptions. Help locate meeting venues. Help plan menu and catering.
  • Benefits: Set the focus of chapter programs. Meet leaders in the field of technical communication. Gain experience planning and hosting meetings, webinars, and other types of presentations. Learn to use related platforms and tools (such as GoToMeeting).

GoToMeeting Specialist

  • Term: 1 year (July – June) Role is filled for this term; available July 2020.
  • Average monthly commitment: variable
  • Duties: Schedule GoToMeeting webinars for evening meetings and/or daytime meetings. Provide event links to EventBrite, Programs, and Web site managers. Schedule test meetings with speakers to verify audio and visual transmission. Open online meeting room for live meetings, monitor chat, and record meetings.
  • Benefits: Interact with noted speakers. Gain experience hosting online meetings. Develop audiovisual skills.

EventBrite Specialist

  • Term: 1 year (July – June) Role is filled for this term; available July 2020.
  • Average monthly commitment: 1 – 3 hours
  • Duties: Post event descriptions and create event tickets. Create event email reminders and send follow-up links to registrants.
  • Benefits: Work with event planners. Learn the art of online event promotion. Learn EventBrite tool.

Presenter

 Dates available, September 2019 through May 2020.  Submit your ideas: Call for Proposals form

  • Commitment: Varies with the event, subject, presenter’s experience and presentation length.
  • Description: Develop and present content of interest to chapter members at webinars.
  • Benefits: Share your knowledge with your peers. Gain experience as a presenter. Build your professional reputation.

Speaker, Academic Relations

Dates align with the academic year; as requested by local universities.

  • Commitment: Flexible. Volunteer for one or more events.
  • Description: Speak to students at northeast Ohio universities about your real-life experiences as a technical communicator. Educate students about career options, inform them about opportunities and trends in the profession, and get them interested in technical communications as a career.
  • Benefits: Gain experience as a presenter. Build your professional reputation. Inspire the next generation of technical communicators.