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.
  • Fri, August 12, 2016 8:57 PM | Kathleen Ashelford (Administrator)

    Extend ATD-OC's reach into the social media universe. Reporting to the VP of Marketing, this highly collaborative position interfaces with each member of the Chapter Board to ensure Chapter affairs are properly communicated to and celebrated with the ATD Orange County community. Additionally, the ATD-OC Facebook Community Manager is encouraged to spark dialog with talent development professionals active on social media, both to learn what is important to them and to encourage their participation with the ATD OC Community.

    Duties:

    • Post an invitation to join the Chapter’s Monthly Learning Events within the first week of the month in which the event is taking place.
    • Link one ­ two articles per week related to the current month’s Chapter Learning Event. These articles would not be invitations to the Learning Event, but content found via internet search that could spark discussion and interest in the MLE.
    • Post an invitation to participation in each Special Interest Group’s events between 25 ­ 35 days prior to the event date.
    • Link one article per week related to the current month’s Special Interest Group Events. These articles would not be invitations to the SIG Event, but content found via internet search that could spark discussion and interest in the MLE.
    • Help the ATD­OC Community celebrate our Chapter’s successes by posting Volunteer of the Month announcements, Board achievements and transitions, etc.
    • Encourage Facebook Page conversations. A measure of the Community Manager’s success will not be the success he/she has had in posting links to the ATD OC Chapter website, but the interactions the Community Manager has had with those who choose to interact with the ATD OC Community via our Facebook Page.

    Software used: Facebook

    Time Commitment

    • One ­ two hours per week
    • Most of the responsibilities of the Facebook Page Community Manager can be conducted in one sitting. For example, in one sitting the Community Manager will post the Event information and schedule additional article links to be posted throughout the month using Facebook Page Scheduling feature.
    • Community engagement will necessitate brief encounters with ATD OC Board members and project managers throughout the week

    What you’ll gain:

    • All volunteer opportunities provide excellent networking opportunities with seasoned practitioners in the Talent Development field.
    • The Facebook Page Community Manager will also gain social media marketing experience.
    • Additionally, through your collaboration with Program, Marketing and other Community Managers, you will develop the skills necessary for creating your own communication plans, and identify best practices for analyzing the effectiveness of your communication efforts.
  • Fri, August 12, 2016 8:51 PM | Kathleen Ashelford (Administrator)

    Maintain and expand ATD-OC's reach into the social media universe. Reporting to the VP of Marketing, this highly collaborative position interfaces with each member of the Chapter Board to ensure Chapter affairs are properly communicated to and celebrated with the ATD-Orange County community. Additionally, the ATD-OC LinkedIn Community Manager isencouraged to spark dialog with talent development professionals on social media, both to learn what is important to them and to encourage their participation with the ATD-OC Community. 

    Duties:

    On the ATD-Orange County LinkedIn Company Page

    • Post an invitation to join the Chapter’s Monthly Learning Events within the first week of the month in which the event is taking place. Link one articles per week related to the current month’s Chapter Learning Event. These articles would not be invitations to the Learning Event, but content found via internet search that could spark discussion and interest in the MLE.
    • Post an invitation to participation in each Special Interest Group’s events between 25 ­ 35 days prior to the event date.
    • Link one article per week related to the current month’s Special Interest Group Events. These articles would not be invitations to the SIG Event, but content found via internet search that could spark discussion and interest in the MLE.
    • Engage with any in the social media community who interact with posts on the LinkedIn Company Page

    On the ATD-Orange County LinkedIn Group

    A measure of the Community Manager’s success will not be the success he/she has had in posting links to the ATD-OC Chapter website, but the interactions the Community Manager has had with those who choose to interact with the ATD-OC Community via our LinkedIn Group.

    • Moderate the LinkedIn Group.
      • Admit new group members who you believe will add to the community dialog through their expertise. 
      • Remove group members who detract from the community through repeated job postings and spam
      • Approve, where necessary, content submissions from group members
    •  Encourage LinkedIn Group conversations. This goes beyond thanking group members for their article contributions. Challenge assumptions made in the content they’ve shared. Find ways to apply the lessons shared in their content to the lessons currently being learned in the ATD-Orange County community. Forward and share relevant and insightful content to encourage discussion throughout the chapter.

    Software used: LinkedIn

    Time Commitment

    • One ­ two hours per week
    • Community engagement will necessitate brief encounters with ATD-OC Board members and project managers throughout the week

    What you’ll gain:

    • All volunteer opportunities provide excellent networking opportunities with seasoned practitioners in the Talent Development field.
    • The LinkedIn Community Manager will also gain social media marketing experience.
    • Additionally, through your collaboration with Program, Marketing and other Community Managers, you will develop the skills necessary for creating your own communication plans, and identify best practices for analyzing the effectiveness of your communication efforts.
  • Fri, August 12, 2016 8:47 PM | Kathleen Ashelford (Administrator)

    Reporting to the VP of Programs, the MLE Coordinator arrives early and stays late for his/her assigned Monthly Learning Event; helps with set up of on-site registration and 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. 


  • Mon, February 15, 2016 4:21 PM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)

    Member Ambassadors help ensure that the members and guests who attend our Monthly Learning Events (MLEs) feel welcome, and that their MLE experience serves their personal and professional goals as much as possible. 

    • Download this checklist outlining Member Ambassador responsibilities.


  • Tue, January 05, 2016 8:34 PM | Paul Venderley (Administrator)

    If you're someone who wants to get into writing, explore what's involved in the marketing and communications aspects of talent development, or simply looking for unique opportunities to network with seasoned practitioners in the talent development field, we're eager to chat with you.

    ATD-OC is looking to add to our community's pool of knowledge through the creation of original content. The content would address topics of interest to the talent development community, and would explore the myriad of development opportunities our chapter offers its members.

    You could submit original content based upon your experiences in training, instructional design, or eLearning, or you could select from one of our Community Content Calendar topics. And while we'd be thrilled to list you as a "Chapter Writer," we'll be equally elated if you elect to take on a single article. Either way, you'll find a way to get your unique voice out to a community of talent development professionals.

    To get started, simply complete our Call for Writers interest form, or contact our Social Media Coordinator at SMOC@astdoc.org.




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