Volunteer Opportunities

ATD-Orange County is a robust community of learning and development professionals supported primarily by volunteers. Volunteering offers many benefits.

Besides giving you greater visibility in your professional community:
  • it increases and strengthens your network and
  • gives opportunities to develop skills for use back on the job (including leadership and supervisory skills, which are key to career advancement!)
What's more, volunteering is an opportunity to give back to your professional community by helping others as you have been helped in your career - an opportunity to make a positive difference in your field.

Below you will find posts for open positions in ATD-Orange County.  They range from long-term, year commitments, to shorter-term team commitments, to ad-hoc projects.  We invite you to check them out, and learn today what you can do tomorrow!

Finally, if you have an interest on serving in one of these positions (or any position you may have heard of when networking with our teams), please let us know by completing our Volunteer Interest Form, unless another contact is specified in the post.

  • Thu, October 09, 2014 10:58 AM | Lorraine Zank (Administrator)

    Be part of a team that has fun creating an awesome website! Help ensure that ASTD-OC’s website content is relevant, timely, easy to find, and integrates effectively with other chapter communications, including social media, meeting announcements, e-newsletters, and so on. Help develop and implement recommendations to improve the website’s ability to meet the needs of our members, advertisers, and the professional community at large.

    You will work with our website management software, Wild Apricot, which is easy to use and has excellent support through an agreement with ASTD National. Previous experience with Wild Apricot is not required, but some experience with web tools is preferred. Position reports to the Website Content Manager under the Vice President of Technology.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with three to five other members of the Website Team to plan, develop, and post website content according to schedule.
    • With Website Manager, maintain website processes and procedures.


    • Strong interest in learning and working with web tools; previous experience preferred.
    • Strong writing, editing, and visual communication aptitude.
    • Time commitment/responsibility (approximately 8-10 hours per month).

    The role of Website Team Member will build your knowledge of web tools and
    technologies. You will learn how to create and maintain an effective online
    presence – which is increasingly important as the practice of learning and
    development continues to move online. Also, because an effective website is
    vital to our chapter, being on the Website Team means opportunity for visibility
    and for expanding your professional network.

    Contact Information

    Kathy O'Halloran, Vice President Technology

  • Wed, April 09, 2014 10:25 AM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)

    Are you curious about what it takes to run an award winning (2013 Chapter Excellence Award) organization in the learning and development field?  Come get a sneak peak as the President's right-hand person, and assist us in achieving excellence again in 2014. We are looking for an energetic, highly organized person willing to work on a variety of projects as directed by the President, and at times, President-Elect. Responsibilities will vary but include helping the President and President-Elect develop and document strategies, project plans, processes, and organizational communications for the Chapter. Requires occasionally attending Board meetings and conference calls with ASTD National. This is a great position for anyone thinking of serving in a Chapter leadership position.

    • Estimated time commitment: 6-10 hrs/month 
    • While some in-person meetings will be required, you will also have the ability to work from home
    • Schedule is negotiable
    • Proficiency with Word, Excel and Power Point
    • Familiarity with or interest in Google Apps and/or website technologies would be a huge plus, but not required
    • Contact Kathleen Ashelford, President, president@astdoc.org to discuss
  • Wed, April 09, 2014 10:13 AM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)

    As a member of the board, you will be positioned to help steer the direction of ASTD-OC’s professional development initiatives through the development and delivery of courses and workshops covering ASTD and related competencies. This is primarily accomplished through identifying topics based on target audience research as well as subject matter experts, managing course project teams, and procuring host sites and other required resources.  Requires attendance at monthly Board meetings and other chapter meetings as needed, strong network of connections with subject matter experts and leaders in the field, and ability to manage budgets, projects and volunteer teams.

    • Estimated time commitment: 15 hrs/month
    • Monthly in-person meetings required, but will have flexibility to work from home
    • Previous experience in conference or convention planning and execution is desirable
    • Contact Kathleen Ashelford, President, president@astdoc.org to discuss
  • Wed, April 09, 2014 10:09 AM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)

    Are you a succinct writer, with the ability to capture, organize, and summarize information and maintain critical documents?  As ASTD-OC Chapter Secretary, you play an important role on the Board in keeping Board meeting minutes, preparing reports including those sent to ASTD National, and overseeing maintenance of essential chapter documentation, including Board job descriptions, policies and procedures, and meeting host lists. Requires attendance at monthly Board and other Chapter meetings. This position is a great way to utilize and develop excellent writing and organization skills, and be the first to know about what’s happening inside ASTD-OC!

    • Estimated time commitment: 10-15 hrs/month
    • Monthly in-person meetings required, but will have flexibility to work from home
    • Excellent organizational and documentation skills and ability to meet tight deadlines
    • Contact Kathleen Ashelford, President, president@astdoc.org to discuss

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