Volunteers are at the heart of what we do, and it is only because of the time and knowledge our volunteers contribute that we are able to fulfill our mission. We hope, therefore, that you will consider responding to this Call for Volunteers.
As a volunteer, you will be making a difference to this industry and giving back to other members. We hope you will also get value out of your service, making connections with other IAVM leaders, and learning about the issues that face us all.
IAVM has two types of committees: board committees and management committees. A board committee helps the board do its work—of oversight, strategy and member engagement. Management committees help IAVM’s management do its work, of meeting the board’s goals and effectively operating the association to the benefit of our members.
Here is the list of opportunities available, and the volunteer roles and responsibilities for each. To volunteer, please follow the link to complete the survey and tell us where your interest, skills, and abilities will allow you to make the greatest contribution. You may indicate your interest for no more than three committees, so please make sure that you rank your choices with 1 being your highest preference. Please note that all committee assignments are for one year, but you may continue to serve for multiple years on one committee by responding to the call for volunteers again next year. Also, given the level of interest in service, we can generally only place you on one committee, with some exceptions, such as the Industry Affairs Advisory Council, which is partially filled by specified representatives (chairs of the sectors, for example).
This year, we are also seeking representatives (1-2 from each state) that are interested in ticketing legislation issues and are willing to actively advocate for IAVM and Fans First. You may request to represent your state as well as serve on another committee within IAVM, and you will see that the survey separates these two areas of volunteerism.
The deadline to respond to the Call for Volunteers is February 27, 2015; appointments to board committees will be made by the First Vice Chair, while appointments to management committees will be made by the CEO in consultation with the committee chairs and vice chairs. Volunteers will be notified of their committee assignments by the end of March.
IAVM welcomes your expertise and commitment to our active and talented group of volunteers. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rosanne Duke.