Volunteer with the Chapter

Contact us today if you're interested in volunteering! Volunteers must be current chapter members.

Our members will tell you that the more involved they get with the Chapter the more they get out of their membership. If you are looking to increase your networking opportunities, polish a skill or develop new skills, you're in the right place!


As a nonprofit organization our volunteers not only make a difference they make everything we do possible! Please consider using some of your valuable time to help the organization that helps your profession. It's a worthwhile investment.


Benefits of Volunteering

    • Invest in your local talent development community
    • Learn about the current issues facing the industry
    • Contribute to the success of your local ATD Chapter
    • Expand your network of professional contacts
    • Develop new skills and leadership abilities
    • Celebrate your success

General Chapter Volunteer Needs

    • Conference  (plan annual conference)
    • Events
      • Chapter Events  (select speakers and topics, hand out name tags, etc.)
      • Virtual Events  (select speakers and topics, manage technology)
      • Behind the Scenes
      • Other programs
    • Professional Development
      • SIGs and GIGs
      • CPLP
      • Fundamentals of Training
      • Other programs
    • Membership  (help the Chapter provide great value to our members)
      • Volunteer recruitment and management
      • Member engagement
      • Content for member meetings
    • Marketing  (research new markets and strategies, online marketing, social media)
    • Technology  (website, email, chapter technology)
    • Ad Hoc (internal financial review, board nominations, others as developed)

Specific Chapter Volunteer Needs (as of June 2020)

    • Chapter Events:  select speakers, contact speakers, event set up and check in, marketing, coordinating space.

NEW! Get in front of our members and other talent development professionals through speaking opportunities.
We have an online form where you can submit information on presentations. Click here for more information.

Volunteers are crucial to the ongoing success of the ATD Cascadia Chapter. Our chapter thrives because of those who give of their time, talent, and expertise. However, volunteering can also help you thrive by enabling you to accomplish your personal, professional, and leadership development goals.

Personal and Professional Benefits

Stay Relevant in the Field
By engaging in the talent development field through volunteerism, you are eligible to receive Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) or Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) recertification points.

Explore Career Opportunities
Regardless of your tenure in the field, career level, or aspirations, volunteering will introduce you to various professional paths.

Connect With Your Peers
Networking is a powerful tool; use it to your advantage. Volunteering introduces you to local and national contacts across all sectors, helping you to build a personal and professional directory.

Develop and Refine Skills
Volunteering exposes you to skills and tasks that you may not experience in your full-time role and provides opportunities to lead people, teams, or projects, allowing you to boost your resume.

Get Started

Need buy-in from your employer before signing up to volunteer? Download the following resources to highlight all the ways volunteering will benefit you, your organization, and the local talent development community.

Learn more about the volunteer opportunities available through our chapter by contacting Volunteers@tdcascadia.org. 

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