Find out how to get involved with IPRA!
How Can I Get Involved?
Each year, we seek volunteers to assist with Conference Registration. These will typically be 1-2 hour shifts and volunteers are recruited right up until conference begins. If you are interested, please send an email to Alan Howard firstname.lastname@example.org.
Section/Committee Volunteer opportunities
The first step to getting involved at the Section or Committee level is to attend the meetings and other events. As you become involved in the Section and/or Committee you will gain experience at that level, knowledge on how these groups function, and will also learn as volunteer opportunities become available. Typically at the beginning of each year, there are committee chair positions appointed from those who are active within the Section or Committee. Sections can appoint Standing Committee Chairs and Committees can appoint Special Interest Committee Chairs. If you wish to move to a larger volunteer role, you can run to be elected to a Section Board. This is an annual process in which members run for open positions and are elected to those positions by the membership. Each role has a preferred level of involvement within the Section, so it is good to get involved in a Committee Chair position first.
SIGnature Event Volunteer opportunities
The first step to getting involved on a SIGnature Event Board of Regents is to attend a SIGnature Event. Although it is not required to do so, this allows you to learn more about the event and the Board of Regents typically announce new volunteer opportunities at the end of each event. It is also recommended to attend Section and Committee meetings, as you can also learn of opportunities through updates at these meetings. These groups will have an application-based process in which the boards will vote on new members. Each group have different terms, based on their by-laws, and can range from 2-3 year terms.
Certificate Event Volunteer Opportunities
The first step to getting involved on a Certificate Event Board of Regents is to attend a Certificate Event. This is required, as this allows you to have a base knowledge of the event you will be assisting to plan in the future. There are typically open positions after the end of each event, so this is usually announced to those attending the event. These groups will have an application-based process in which the boards will vote on new members. Each group have different terms, based on their by-laws, and can range from 2-3 year terms.