Are you interested in volunteering your time and professional experience to enhance member value? Maybe you don’t know where to start, or not sure how much responsibility you can actually take on. Well you are in the right spot.
As a volunteer chapter leader, you will grow your personal leadership and business skills, while contributing your leadership and professional experience to the chapter membership to enhance the safety profession’s future. We offer many opportunities for you to get involved — whether it’s through volunteering on committees, running for an elected position on the chapter’s executive board, presenting a technical topic at a monthly chapter meeting, or simply volunteering where needed.
Take some time to review the roles below and see where you can Volunteer. Lead. Grow.
The following are elected roles and the term is July 1 – June 30 annually.
Purpose: The chapter president provides direction and support to create a meaningful and high-quality experience for chapter members.
Purpose: The chapter president-elect/vice president assists the chapter president in providing direction and support to the chapter to create a meaningful and high-quality experience for chapter members.
Purpose: The chapter secretary ensures the chapter’s ability to provide continuity of a quality member experience by maintaining the chapter’s historical records.
Purpose: The chapter treasurer ensures the chapter’s financial ability to serve its members. This volunteer leader manages chapter resources and funds, maintains and updates the chapter’s financial records, and provides leadership in financial responsibility and fund allocation.
Purpose: The chapter delegate to the House of Delegates serves as the liaison between the chapter’s members and ASSP. The delegate represents chapter members’ interests to the House of Delegates, keeps chapter members informed on House of Delegates actions and proposed actions, and acts on House of Delegates ballots on behalf of the chapter’s membership.
Purpose: Act in an advisory capacity, contributing ideas and suggestions for the development and upgrading of the Chapter.
The following are appointed chairs by the chapter president and the term is July 1 – June 30 annually.
So you don’t want to be the committee chair – that’s okay! Every chairperson needs committee members – your participation is encouraged.
Awards & Honors Chair/Committee
Purpose: The chapter awards and honors chair supports member engagement by ensuring that chapter members are recognized for their contributions to the chapter, ASSP and the safety profession.
Purpose: The chapter communications chair facilitates the flow of information between the chapter Executive Committee and the chapter membership, and ensures that members have access to timely and relevant information about the chapter, ASSP and local OSH issues.
Nominations & Elections Chair
Purpose: The chapter nominations and elections chair ensures the chapter’s sustainability by recruiting future leaders from among chapter members. This volunteer leader engages all chapter officers to develop and execute a strong succession plan for the chapter. This chair is filled by the current past president per chapter Bylaws; if unavailable, the chapter president will appoint.
Purpose: The chapter membership chair is responsible for monitoring and growing the chapter’s membership by coordinating the chapter’s member recruitment, orientation and retention efforts. This volunteer leader works with the chapter’s executive committee to identify and pursue opportunities to enhance the experience for existing and future chapter members.
Professional Development Chair
Purpose: The professional development chair is responsible for ensuring professional development opportunities are available for all chapter members. This may include organizing a local PDC.
Purpose: The chapter program chair works with the chapter’s executive committee to ensure that chapter programming meets the needs of the chapter’s membership. This includes ensuring that the chapter fulfills its charter requirements of hosting technical meetings annually and may include coordinating additional programming offered by the chapter.
Student Section Liaison, Southeastern Louisiana University
Purpose: The chapter student section liaison ensures that members of the chapter’s student section is informed of chapter business and that their needs and interests are represented within the chapter’s executive committee.
Purpose: The chapter jobs chair provides chapter members with information and resources to aid in their job searches and career development.
Community Outreach Chair/Committee
Purpose: The chapter community outreach chair ensures chapter members are in the community for one purpose: to give. The chair seeks opportunities in the community for our chapter members to give time and and the delivery of safety education.
Golf Tournament Chair/Committee
Purpose: The golf tournament chair leads the effort to ensure the chapter’s annual fund raising event is a success! The event is for the purpose of raising funds for professional development and scholarships. The chair is responsible for securing the venue, sponsorships, teams and door prizes.
Presenter of Technical Topic
The chapter is continually searching for presenters of technical topics to present at our monthly chapter meetings. The chapter holds at least four technical meetings per chapter year. Technical meetings are those that define or discuss methods, procedures, systems, devices and/or standards toward the reduction, control or elimination of hazardous exposures to people, property or the environment, and which foster the technical, scientific, and managerial knowledge and skills of attendees. Your consideration to present is strongly encouraged and appreciated.
Contact the chapter president for more information or to begin the rewarding act of volunteering.