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Volunteering is a great way to expand your network, sharpen your skills and earn recertification units.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Jason Powell.
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: Ken Kraemer.
Photographer and/or Videographer – Seeking a hobbyist in photography and/or video recording to take photos and/or video at Section meetings and events. Contact Karen Maskell.
Partners & Alliances Liaisons – We have numerous partners & alliances for which we’d like liaisons. From other ASQ sections in our region to local partners (like PMI, ASTD, APICS). One of our strategic initiatives this year is to create better partnerships. This position will develop a relationship with the partner organization, occasionally attend their meetings, provide information regarding MNASQ events and be the point of contact for MNASQ promotions of partner events. Contact Karen Maskell.
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 Jan Schutz.
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 or Jay Sykes.
Website Manager – Now that the website has been redesigned, we need someone to coordinate and manage updates. No HTML experience is required! We built the website using WordPress so if you have a blog or have posted comments online, you can manage the website. Contact Karen Maskell.
Outreach Coordinator – Develop an outreach plan for establishing and building relationships with area colleges & universities; partner & alliance organizations outside Twin Cities; businesses not represented in ASQ. Seek strategic opportunities for MNASQ booths (i.e. tradeshows). Contact Karen Maskell.