March 28, 2013
Have you ever thought about joining the ranks of the hundreds of volunteers who help make PRSA possible?
If you have, then you’ve probably also thought about all of the existing demands on your time: your family, work, personal interests, other commitments — and your constantly buzzing smartphone that requires your attention 24/7.
Whether you’re interested in serving on the National Board or volunteering in another capacity, there are many good reasons to donate your time to PRSA. April is National Volunteer Month — and we just issued a call for volunteers to serve on the National Board — so now is a great time to consider the reasons for serving.
Although there are many reasons to volunteer, it’s important to note that our best leaders are motivated by an altruistic desire to help out — an interest in strengthening our profession and our organization. They quickly find, though, that their interest pays off in many ways. Or, to put it differently: Come volunteer because you want to make a difference, and stay for the benefits! As a volunteer leader, you can:
So if you are thinking about serving on the National Board, then you might wonder what’s involved. PRSA National Board members fill five specific roles: to serve as the public face of PRSA, to provide resources and knowledge, to help identify their successors, to provide high-level fiscal and strategic oversight of PRSA, and to evaluate different aspects of PRSA’s performance.
PRSA’s 2013 National Nominating Committee is now recruiting candidates for 2014 Board Officers and Directors. The submission deadline for applications is June 21. If you are interested in learning more about PRSA Board service and the nominating process, then visit here for more details.
And for those volunteer leaders who are currently serving, or who have served in years past, on behalf of all of our members everywhere, “Thank you.” You’ve made a lasting difference in more ways than you’ll ever know.