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. Gain valuable experience in non-profit leadership, management, and event planning.
If in the process of meeting your personal and professional goals, you are also serving as an effective volunteer, helping to meet the goals of your particular volunteer project or role, and/or helping to move an organization's mission forward, it's a win-win situation.
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.
Personal and professional benefits
With that in mind, here are some of the personal and professional benefits one can gain from volunteering:
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.
Below is an example of our succession planning to prepare for self-nomination during open call-for-nominees in accordance with the chapter bylaws. Otherwise, they can stay in their exist position.
Potential 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).