Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteering is a great way to expand your network, sharpen your skills and earn recertification units.

Register here to keep informed about formal and adhoc volunteer opportunities.








Active MNASQ volunteers can participate in one MNASQ Certification Exam Preparation Courses per year – FREE of charge!  And, we have just added a new benefit.  Active MNASQ volunteers attend the Professional Development Summit for free!

NEW BENEFIT – Active Volunteers can attend the Professional Development Summit at no cost!

Fundamentally, volunteering is about giving your time, energy and skills freely.  Unlike many things in life there is choice involved in volunteering. As a volunteer you make a decision to help of your own accord, free from pressure to act from others.  Volunteers predominantly express a sense of achievement that is ultimately generated from their desire and enthusiasm to help.

Volunteering brings together a diverse range of people from all backgrounds and walks of life. ASQ members and committee members can be a rich source of inspiration and an excellent way to develop your interpersonal skills. Volunteering also offers an incredible networking opportunity. Not only will you develop lasting personal and professional relationships but it is also a great way to learn about people from all walks of life, different environments, and new industries. Networking is an exciting benefit of volunteering and you can never tell who you will meet or what new information you will learn and what impact this could have on  your career or your life.

Read the Article: Boost Your Career Success through Volunteering by Meena Chettiar

Finally, volunteering reflects a complete picture of you, and gives real examples of your commitment, dedication and interests. Show people what you are passionate about and maybe you will inspire them too!

Our volunteer coordinators are ready to help you get engaged.  To learn more, contact them at volunteer@mnasq.org.

Current Opportunities

To learn more about the volunteer opportunities below, please contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators, or the contact person listed.

Assistant Treasurer – Work with the Treasurer to support section financial operations including financial analysis, reporting, audit preparation, and execution.  Recommend and implement process improvements.  Familiarity with Quicken is preferred but not required.  Contact: Terr Havener

Biomedical Consortium Committee – The Biomedical Consortium is a Task Group of MNASQ dedicated to providing learning opportunities that focus on Quality issues for the Biomedical Industry.  We meet once a month in St Louis Park. Members determine workshop topics, find speakers and organize the workshops. Contact: Jack Chandler or Steve Flom.

Program Coordinators – Identify and coordinate with local speakers to present at monthly Program meetings.  Typically Program Coordinators work on one or two programs per year.  Contact Theo Black or Tim Conway.

Advertising Coordinator – Now that we have our website redesigned, the newsletter isn’t far behind.  We’ll need someone to be the point of contact to manage the advertising on both these channels for local area businesses who have products and services of value to our members.  Contact Karen Maskell.

Professional Development Summit Planning Committee – The future is not what it used to be and quality professionals are asking fundamental questions about what the future will hold. Change and transformation are the emerging tools of quality.  The Professional Development Summit is organized by and for quality professionals to help us lead this change instead of reacting to it. Contact: Jim Nelson.

Newsletter Coordinator – Work with section leadership team and contributors to coordinate content for the newsletter.  Work with newsletter editor to publish and distribute newsletter. No technical experience required. Contact Karen Maskell.

Membership Committee– Review membership trends. Execute new member welcome communications. Coordinate member value activities. Contact Lynn Beck.