As a volunteer organization, New York City SHRM thrives because of the dedication of volunteers who directly impact our chapter’s growth and development.
New York City SHRM offers numerous opportunities for those who want to actively volunteer as well as to those who desire a future chapter leadership role. Depending upon your personal preference and desire, there are many ways to get involved and two general ways to get started.
Active Volunteers are those who are interested in getting involved in an on-going role or a one-time/one-event involvement.
Emerging leaders are those interested in chapter leadership roles, ranging from committee or special interest groups (SIG) chairs/co-chairs to board director role, or a member of the chapter’s executive committee.
Ways to become involved:
Active Volunteer Attributes
Collaborative team player – Works well with others; able to interact and establish positive relationship at all events and meetings.
Passionate about HR – Interest in advancing the field and expanding outreach; enthusiastic about learning and sharing all facets of HR; motivates others.
Dedicated – We all have other commitments that take up time and energy; our active volunteers make New York City SHRM a priority!
Flexible & adaptable – Anticipates and manages change; able to shift priorities easily. Demonstrates ability to work with an open mind, and willingness to learn new skills.
Results-oriented – Demonstrates ability to roll up sleeves and get things done.
Dependable – If you say you’ll show up, we can trust that you will. Maintains a consistently high level of professionalism.
Emerging Leader Attributes
Lead by example – Do you talk the talk AND walk the walk? Volunteer organizations need folks who know when and more importantly how to take action. Leading by example means creating a positive volunteer experience for all.
Strategic thinker – Promotes vision and mission of the organization; ensures all programs and activities are aligned with overarching goals of New York City SHRM.
Experience gaining consensus – Have you been successful leading a team before? Emerging leaders have the ability to find common ground and bring people together.
Comfortable presenting to a variety of audiences – Our members are diverse and come from all different backgrounds. Can you convey your message effectively to any population?
Able to obtain buy-in from stakeholders – Reputation and trust are a winning combination.
Takes initiative – Go-getters welcome! Volunteers readily; seeks increased responsibilities; knows when to ask for help and isn’t shy about getting clarification.
Project management expertise – Are you a good juggler, able to manage competing priorities and delegate effectively? With leadership, comes responsibility.
Experience coordinating logistics – Putting a successful program together requires immense organization and is no easy feat; experience managing logistics or planning events helps!
For more information about volunteering with our chapter:
Please consider volunteering with New York City SHRM by participating on a Committee or SIG. Your commitment in turn offers you the opportunity to network, meet new HR Colleagues, and contribute to making a difference in the Chapter.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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