Be a MASS AWIS volunteer!
Volunteering is an opportunity:
To expand your network – meet new and exciting people in diverse backgrounds, make important contacts, expand your career options.
For personal growth – build new skills or refine existing skills, gain leadership experience, learn about teamwork.
To give back to the community – support a cause and make a positive impact.
MASS AWIS welcomes and appreciates any volunteers and has a variety of options available in the following committees. We ask that volunteers be members. While we welcome general volunteer inquiries, we also have specific volunteer positions we are seeking. For specific volunteer position openings, please check out here.
Interested in volunteering? Please contact the respective commitee chairs at the links below.
Manage listserv, website, social media, and external marketing of MASS AWIS events.
Time commitment: ~2-3 hrs/month, varies depending on assignment; a few times a year, more substantial time may be required.
Events Committee (East)
Plan and execute events, typically held monthly. Activities include coordination of speakers, locations, and refreshments, management of registration for the event and interaction with the Communication Committee to market the event.
Time commitment: Twice-yearly meetings. Volunteers are expected to participate in organizing 2-3 events/6 months. For each event there will be a small team event planning by phone and email (~1-3 hrs/week in advance of event).
Events Committee (West)
Organize events in the Worcester metro area. The committee organizes three events in the Fall and three in the Spring. Activities include coordination of speakers, locations, and refreshments, management of registration for the event and interaction with the Communication Committee to market the event.
Time commitment: Meet as a committee in the Fall to decide on slate of events for coming year. May also meet prior to events if needed. Volunteers are expected to organize 1 event per year and assist with three event per year. For each event there will be a small team involved with planning by phone and email (~1-3 hrs/week in advance of event).
Network at local events, helping recruit new members; host table at MASS AWIS event registration to sign up new members and help explain the benefits of membership; help come up with strategy to increase diversity (field of study, career level, and employment sector) and number of members; help develop handouts for new members; collect and analyze data on membership.
Time commitment: ~3 hrs/month. Shared responsibility for attending internal and external events and periodical phone meetings to discuss strategy.
Manage annual mentoring circle program. Activities include mentor and mentee recruitment, application update, circle matching, circle management, resource packet assembling, planning of mentor training events as well as the kick off and end of year celebration events.
Time commitment: May-Sept (2-3 hrs/week); Oct-April (2-3 hrs/month).
Manage all MASS AWIS scholarships: Responsible for coming up with scholarship policies and workflows. Activities include soliciting and reviewing applications, awarding scholarships, tracking awardees to ensure they are getting the most of their scholarships.
Time commitment: ~1-2 hours/month but may be more concentrated around application review times.
Cultivates relationships with potential donors to obtain sponsorship in support of MASS AWIS mission and events. Maintains sponsor database and ensures appropriate acknowledgement of donations upon receipt.
Time commitment: ~2-4 hrs/month. Consistent communication with Events and Mentoring Committees.
To download our volunteer opportunities flyer, please click here.