Volunteers make up the heart of ATD-Los Angeles Chapter. Our Board of Directors and management team volunteer their time and expertise to plan chapter events and projects. Your commitment can be big or small.
Volunteers play a vital role in sustaining the board and chapter leadership roles, providing more than 100,000 hours of combined service each year. While you must be an active member, opportunities are available across the chapter for a variety of short- and long-term projects.
Even if a position is currently filled, please let us know of your interest to be a team member. All of our board members can use assistance in their role, and it is a great way to find out more before committing to a full-term.
If you are interested in becoming an officer, manager, or volunteer, please complete our volunteer interest form at the bottom of this page.
Personal and Professional Benefits
Regardless of your age or career level, volunteering will introduce you to new professional paths. Volunteering can be an excellent way to learn more about a particular role or sector and hoping to gain exposure into new workplaces or office cultures.
Never underestimate the power of networking; volunteering offers the opportunity to cross paths—as well as, in many cases, quickly bond—with people from across your community, including many with whom you may otherwise not have had contact.
The chapter wouldn't be possible without the hard work and effort of our volunteer community. Our board, leaders, helpers and managers serve pro bono. As leaders in the field, we rely on the community to step up and lead the programs and events.
Given at the discretion of the President of ATD-LA to recognize high performance and extraordinary efforts
Given by the Board of Directors for an outstanding contribution to the Chapter by someone who is not already a member of ATD-LA
Given by the Board of Directors for outstanding contributions to the profession and ATD-LA over many years to someone who is not a Board member at the time of the award determination
Frank Rabwin Memorial Leadership Award
Given by the Board of Directors for significant leadership contributions to the Chapter consisting of involvement in several projects and/or for mentoring numerous members to someone who is not a Board member at the time of the award determination
Terrence Wing Torch Award (formerly Torch Award)
Since 2013, given by the Board of Directors to non-Board members for outstanding contributions to the Chapter over the span of many years to someone who is not a Board member at the time of the award determination
Directors’ Distinguished Service Award
Given by the Board of Directors for outstanding contributions to the Chapter during the past year to someone who is not a Board member at the time of the award determination
Special Interest Group Leader of the Year
Recognizing Special Interest Group leaders and their efforts, since 2009
Volunteer(s) of the Year
Given by the Board of Directors for outstanding contributions in a volunteer capacity to the Chapter during the past year to someone who is not a Board Member at the time of the award determination
Special recognition to a member, corporation, or other partner
Below is an example of our succession planning.
By typing my name in the form below, if selected, I, as an ATD-Los Angeles volunteer recognize that in the course of volunteering for ATD-LA, I may or will become aware of information that is the confidential property of ATD-LA. For the purposes of this agreement, any information, material, or data that ATD-LA considers and treats as confidential, sensitive, or proprietary shall be defined as confidential, whether or not it is explicitly marked as such.
Information that is confidential, sensitive or proprietary may result from various activities and/or sources (i.e., membership personal information, attendance, financial, legal agreements, etc.). Forward all external media (reporters, television, radio and news) inquiries to the Board of Directors. This may include but is not limited to the examples listed in the ATD-LA Confidentiality Policy.
I understand that, from the date of this agreement forward, I will abide by the ATD-LA Confidentiality Policy and respect the confidential property of ATD-LA and, within reasonable limits, personally protect that property from communication or other distribution to others and will not use such information for my own personal gain, or the advantage of any other organization or entity unless such material
(a) is in the public domain through no fault of mine,
(b) is properly known by me, without restriction, prior to disclosure by ATD-LA,
(c) is properly disclosed to me by another person without restriction, or
(d) for which I receive written approval of an officer of ATD-LA prior to disclosure.
Want to Learn More?
Are you interested in a specific volunteer opportunity and want to learn more about the position or what ATD-LA does?
Click the link at right to register for our next board meeting (must be an ATD-LA member).