WBE operates on energetic member volunteers!
Keep WBE running smoothly by serving on one of our many committees. It's a great way to connect and build relationships, it's fun, and you can learn a lot. Below is a list of volunteer opportunities.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to sign up or talk with someone about how you can started volunteering at WBE. Share your thoughts about a specific event by completing our WBE Event Feedback Form.
If you like to be front and center, we'd love your help at our event registration table where you will check in people who have registered and provide them with their badge. Time commitment: 1 hour per month at breakfast or other scheduled event.
Our leadership is always looking for talented communicators, copywriters, social media experts, marketing professionals, and members of the press to help us shape the message and tell the story about upcoming WBE activities and events. If you're a PR professional or other marketing/media/writing expert with energy, experience and talent we'd love to hear from you. Time commitment: 2-7 hours per month - more if you really want to dig in.
If you're the kind of person who likes to know everyone and everything that's going on, this committee is perfect for you. Be part of the team that keeps track of who's coming and going as you welcome new members, invite visitors to learn more about WBE and reach out to renewing members to insure a positive and personal membership experience. You'll be on the job during WBE events and offline at your discretion by phone, email or coffee meetings with potential new members or existing ones. Time commitment: 3-5 hours per month.
Breakfast Table Lead Coordinator
This is a great job for a detail-oriented, dedicated volunteer who is interested in deepening their friendships and expanding their influence with other WBE members by helping us recruit, confirm, and coordinate Table Leaders for each Breakfast and follow up after breakfast. Time commitment: 2 hours per month and once a month at the breakfast (6:30 am arrival).
In 2012 we're planing to significantly expand our sponsorship program. We're looking for connected business women who are willing and able to introduce us to the "movers and shakers" within companies in our community that might be interested in becoming a WBE sponsor. This committee is also responsible for insuring sterling customer service to our existing sponsors. Commitment: 1 hour meeting once a month outside breakfast plus email contact in between meetings.
Breakfast Table Leaders
If diplomacy, kindness and graciousness are part of your DNA, we hope you will consider becoming a WBE Breakfast Table Leader where you will be responsible for facilitating introductions and quality conversation at your breakfast table. Time commitment: Once a month at the breakfast (6:30 am arrival) and 1 hour/ month email follow up.
Important and interesting work is available for those who want to assist with the development and administration of the Scholarship program, working with VP of Operations and the Fund Development Chair on Scholarship matters. Time Commitment: 1-3 hours/ month.
Breakfast Ambassadors Lead
For those of you who know that the best way to get to know people and build strong business relationships is to introduce yourself and invite others to participate along with you, this just might be the job for you. We'd love you to help us recruit, train, confirm, and coordinate Ambassadors for each Breakfast. Time Commitment: 1 hour per month plus once a month at the breakfast (6:30 am arrival).
Breakfast Set Up
If you're looking for an important but quick and easy volunteer task - this is it! Set up WBE and sponsor signage at the breakfast and store it onsite after the event is over. Commitment: once a month at the breakfast.
Shape WBE's 2012 program as you assist the VP of Programs and other Program Chairs with the recruitment, evaluation and selection of speakers and facilitators for WBE events and classes. Time commitment: 1-2 hours per month plus email contact.
Special Event Committee
This special committee is tasked with the important and exciting responsibility for making our first ever WBE evening dinner/networking event possible. In September 2012, WBE will be skipping our regular breakfast event and hosting an evening dinner for WBE members and the public. There is room for all kinds of volunteers and many tasks to accomplish. Commitment: 2-5 hours per month and attendance at the September Special Event.