Volunteer Opportunities

Our chapter is run by volunteers. They are the life blood of our existence, and volunteers receive so much in return.

On November 2, 2016, the Wall Street Journal posted the growing trend of business schools to move away from internal case studies and focus more on experiential learning opportunities in the ‘real’ world.


From now, THINK of your ATD-OC Chapter as your Experiential Learning One-Stop Shop.

As our 2016-2017 President, Jeffrey Hansler says:

"We are giving you the keys to the car. We are dedicated to having you get behind the wheel and drive. We are obsessive about creating opportunities for you to innovate, experiment, to fail and get up again, and lead others by example.

We constantly create opportunities for you to close the knowing/doing gap. To take ideas from your head and bring them to life. To give you the experience of applying your innovative ideas and leading innovation on a team and contributing to others as you massively learn from your experiences which is something you cannot get from the knowledge base of Google.

Engage with us, learn the specifics of your own knowing/doing gap. Share the news and come and play with the car, hit the gas, do some spins, and burn rubber."

Our ATD-OC Strategic Objective for 2017 is:

Increase member engagement through 200 active volunteers annually – that’s two-thirds of our chapter membership:

  • 90% self-assessment of positive experience
  • 75% serve 10 or more hours per year
  • 50% come back to volunteer again

Our ATD-OC Vision Statement is:

Be the space in which to practice and perfect your talent development skills and build your professional network in Orange County.

Our ATD-OC Mission Statement is:

Empower local professionals to effectively develop talent in the workplace.

Jeffrey Hansler states: "It is not the WHAT we accomplish, it is the HOW we accomplish it. And the above becomes the operational guide and measurement for staying on track.

At ATD-OC, our chapter volunteers are guaranteed an awesome Talent Development Experience and the best coaching and mentoring in the world. I speak from experience here. So, take a leap with your career and volunteer.

ATD-Orange County has always been 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:

  • Increases your market value through experiential learning
  • 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!

We’ve added an entire host of volunteer opportunities. Although, we haven’t decided if these new opportunities should be called committees or teams, we know the enormous variety of options for you to jump into the volunteer pool, you will find a position or committee to dip your toe in or jump in with both feet. To find out more about volunteer opportunities go to Volunteer for your Career.

Have you heard of our new Sprinkles Program where you can partner with ATD-OC, leverage our marketing, raise awareness of your talents in the marketplace, and elevate your professional skills? Find out more: Sprinkles Program.

Let us know your interest by completing our Volunteer Interest Form, unless another contact is specified in the post.

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  • Tue, February 21, 2017 8:41 PM | Kathleen Ashelford (Administrator)

    Work with the Membership office's volunteers to assign and coordinate teams for Membership activities and projects, including New Member Orientations, Member Ambassadors, New Member Outreach, Membership Campaigns, and so on. Must be well organized, self-starter, with great interpersonal skills. Requested duration: at least 3 months; estimated time commitment: 2-3 hrs per week. 

  • Thu, February 09, 2017 2:37 PM | Kathleen Ashelford (Administrator)

    Reporting to the VP of Programs, the MLE Coordinator assists the VP Programs and Chapter Admin with logistics and set up for an MLE; arrives early and stays late for his/her assigned Monthly Learning Event; helps with set up of meeting room, including audio visual; distributes handouts and other materials; welcomes speakers; and does whatever else is needed to ensure that the MLE runs smoothly. Must be a punctual and organized self-starter, able to work independently with little supervision, and enjoy helping others. Also, be comfortable working with computers, AV equipment, and Powerpoint and other applications. Added perk: the MLE Coordinator's registration is covered by the Chapter!

  • Thu, February 09, 2017 2:36 PM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)
    Support VP of Programs by serving as a liaison: get all necessary information on speakers to the Programs Team, Marketing Team, and others who need it. Make sure our speakers have all information they need from ATD-OC. Must be very familiar with L&D professional audience needs, some experience with speaker events preferred.
  • Thu, February 09, 2017 2:33 PM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)
    Help with planning and identifying speakers and topics for this popular SIG. Must be familiar with and passionate about leading organizational change.
  • Thu, February 09, 2017 2:32 PM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)
    At a Monthly Learning Event (MLE), welcome new members and guests, ensure they have the information they need for a successful, enjoyable experience. March and April slots are available now. Ambassadors should have attended at least 2 prior MLE's.
    • Download this checklist outlining Member Ambassador responsibilities.
  • Thu, February 09, 2017 2:31 PM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)
    Lead or just help out at one or more of ATD-OC’s one-hour orientation sessions for new or prospective members. Present on, and answer questions about, ATD-OC’s activities and benefits.
  • Thu, February 09, 2017 2:31 PM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)
    Give new members a personal welcome: reach out by phone; ask about their interests and goals; and direct them to activities and benefits they might value most.
  • Thu, February 09, 2017 2:30 PM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)
    Responsible for creating and managing the information on the ATD-OC website. Work closely with project teams to coordinate content and make sure it caters to members’ needs.
  • Thu, February 09, 2017 2:30 PM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)
    Use Google analytics to generate reports tracking ATD-OC website traffic. The goal is to ensure our website is as effective as possible.
  • Thu, February 09, 2017 2:29 PM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)
    Help define and support ATD-OC marketing goals. Assist with campaigns to engage members and non-members. Focus on strategy, marketing content, design, and brand development.
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