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Our incredible volunteers help to make PGGNE a forum for exceptional educational programming, mentorship and networking. If you haven't volunteered in the past, we encourage you to take a moment and review our volunteer opportunities. Volunteering is a great way to increase the value and enjoyment you receive from your PGGNE membership. PGGNE volunteers also gain invaluable leadership experience, as well as networking connections in the industry.

 

There are a variety of roles to fit any commitment level - from short-term to long-term, and even just helping out at an event during the year. If you have questions about the time commitment for a particular event, or you want to learn more, contact the Board member listed below. We are happy to work with you to help you figure out which position might work best for you!

 

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Communications

The following opportunities work in coordination with the Board members on the Communications team.

 

Graphic Design

Duties:  Create simple, clean designs of PGGNE materials such as the bookmark, sponsorship opportunities form.

Opportunities:  Work in coordination with the Board members on the Communications team as well as our administrative services company, CAMI.  Develop working relationships.

Time Commitment:  Bookmark and sponsorship forms in summer 2017.

Positions Available:  1

Contact:  Ann McPherson at AMcPherson(at)pgcalc.com

 

Photographer 

Duties:  Snap a couple of photos during coffee hour, the sessions and lunch and email to office for posting on website. 

Opportunities:  This highly visible position gives you the chance to make our website dynamic.  Meet speakers and fellow members while writing down their names after the photo is taken.  No dark room or teamwork required.

Positions Available:  1

Contact:  Ann McPherson at AMcPherson(at)pgcalc.com

 

Proofreaders

Duties:  Proofread the directory and the all-day conference booklet for typos.  

Opportunities:   Aim for perfection in error-free productions in coordination with Board Members.

Time Commitment:   Proofing is done in late November or early December and in April.

Positions Available:  2

Contact:   Ann McPherson at AMcPherson(at)pgcalc.com

 

 

Membership

The following opportunities work in coordination with the Board members on the Membership team.

 

Monthly Meeting Registration Table

Duties:  Warmly greet arriving members and speakers; direct them to the name badge table and session rooms; register and take payment for non-registered arrivals.    

Opportunities:  Lots of visibility and chances to meet members and provide useful information

Time Commitment:  10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on PGGNE Meeting days

Positions Available:   2

Contact:  Elizabeth Murphy at emurphy18(at)partners.org

 

 

Conference

The following opportunities work in coordination with the Board members on the Conference committee.

 

All-Day Conference Volunteer

Duties:  Arrive by 7 a.m. on day of conference; assist with the assembly of packets, setting out of name tags, and various other duties as needed.

Opportunities:   Work with board members, build your network.

Time Commitment:  Day of Conference from 7 a.m.  to 9 a.m.

Positions Available:  2

Contact: Tara Goodman at tara.l.goodman(at)dartmouth.edu

 

 

Mentoring

The following opportunities work in coordination with the Board members on the Mentoring team.

 

Mentoring

Duties:   Assist the Board Member responsible for the Mentoring Program with matching mentors/mentees profiles.  Help greet and connect mentors/mentees at their initial meeting.

Opportunities:  Broaden your professional network; work with a Board member.

Time Commitment:   Matching happens in late August and September.  The September 21 meeting will host the kick-off of the Mentoring Program.

Positions Available:   1

Contact:  Karen Turpin at karen_turpin(at)hms.harvard.edu

 

 

Other Help

The following opportunities work in coordination with the Board members on the Sponsorship, Programming, and Leadership teams.

 

Administrative Services

Duties:  Once or twice a year, assist in the production of a mass mailing in our Waltham office.

Opportunities:  Work with our terrific administrative staff and help contain the costs of our increasing support services.  Connect with Board members and fellow volunteers.

Time Commitment:  1-3 hours once or twice a year. 

Positions Available:  2

Contact:  Rick Wells at rick.wells(at)colby.edu

 

Sponsorship

Duties:  Assist two board members responsible for soliciting for-profits for ads in the directory and sponsorship of the All-Day conference.   May be asked to make phone calls to identify decision-makers within companies and verify email addresses and/or gauge interest in becoming a PGGNE sponsor. 

Opportunities:  Work with two board members, build your network.

Time Commitment:   As you are available, minimum 10 hour commitment between Sept and March

Positions Available:  2

Contact:  Robert Maguire at robert.maguire(at)lesley.edu

 

 

Venue Task Force

Duties:  Explore meeting venue choices for 2017 and beyond at area non-profits, including area colleges and universities to reduce meeting expenses.

Opportunities:   Work effectively with other members and the Board; build your network.

Time Commitment:   Search should be limited to non-commercial venues only.

Positions Available:    1-4

Contact: Rick Wells at rick.wells(at)colby.edu

 

 


 

Is there another way you’d like to volunteer that isn’t listed here?  Please contact email PGGNE at info(at)pggne.org.

 

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