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Volunteer Opportunities

ASTD-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 ASTD-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.

  • 09 Apr 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, to discuss
  • 09 Apr 2014 10:24 AM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)

    Want the inside scoop on upcoming presenters for ASTD's learning events and to network with leaders in the profession?  Reporting directly to the VP of Marketing, you will connect with our guest speakers and assist in promoting their workshops for our Monthly Learning Events.  As liaison, you will work directly with speakers to gather their marketing and biographical information, which the Marketing team will then craft into content for use in the chapter website, social media, and email blasts. The better we get to know them and what they have to offer, the more effectively we can market them to our attendees!

    • Estimated time commitment: 5hrs/month
    • Work from home
    • Schedule will vary but be flexible
    • Contact Javier Garza, VP Programs, at or 323-273-8834 to discuss
  • 09 Apr 2014 10:22 AM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)

    Are you interested in social media’s potential to create informal learning and blended learning? As Social Media Coordinator, you can increase your proficiency with this exciting learning tool. You will coordinate with the Programs and Marketing Teams to promote ASTD-Orange County in a positive, engaging way via its Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts:

    • Facilitate tweetchats starting the week before Chapter Monthly Learning Events
    • Participate in other training/learning-oriented tweetchats (i.e.; #lrnchat, #edchat)
    • Post discussion prompts weekly on LinkedIn to promote conversation on topics related to future ASTD-OC events
    • Post content on Facebook to promote upcoming events and recap those recently held
    • Identify additional ways to promote informal learning opportunities within ASTD-OC.
    • Estimated time commitment: 6-8 hrs/month
    • Strong interest in the use of social media for learning
    • Able to develop and execute activities on schedule
  • 09 Apr 2014 10:22 AM | Kathleen Ashelford (Administrator)
    Be part of the team that creates and maintains ASTD-OC's online face to the world. Help ensure the Chapter's website content is relevant, easy to find, and integrates effectively with other chapter communications including social media, eNews, and so on. Develop and implement recommendations to improve the website’s ability to meet the needs of our members, advertisers, and the professional community at large.

    Previous experience with web tools preferred, but not required. This position reports to the Vice President, Technology.

    • Collaborate with other members of the Website Team to plan, develop, and post website content according to schedule.
    • Help maintain documentation of 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: approximately 6 to 8 hours per month.
  • 09 Apr 2014 10:14 AM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)

    Supporting the Programs and Membership executive committees, your effective marketing services will help ensure ASTD-OC projects a strong and positive image as an award winning professional organization in Southern California. Key responsibilities include developing and implementing strategy for marketing ASTD-OC projects and programs to both members and non-members alike, develop and manage the Marketing budget, manage and direct activities of 3-5 person marketing team, review and approve all marketing programs, and participate in monthly Board and Chapter meetings. Requires attendance at monthly Board meetings.

    • Estimated time commitment: 15 hrs/month
    • Monthly in-person Board and Chapter meetings
    • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
    • Contact Kathleen Ashelford, President, to discuss
  • 09 Apr 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, to discuss
  • 09 Apr 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, to discuss

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