Get Involved

Ask any SF IABC board member or volunteer about his or her experience with the chapter, and the person will tell you that the more passionate you are about your volunteer role, the greater the benefits.

We offer a range of opportunities where you can enhance existing expertise or gain new skills – while expanding your network and developing leadership and management skills.

Contact VP of Member Involvement, Suki Baz, to discuss the right fit for you.

Featured Volunteer Position on the SF IABC Board:

Co-Director, Independent Communicators’ Roundtable (ICR) – 2 open positions
Partner with another co-director to create, plan and host meetings tailored for the chapter’s special interest group for independent consultants and small business owners. Meetings alternate between San Francisco and the East Bay.

Benefits: Gain visibility within SF IABC in this key leadership role. Strengthen your network, sharpen event planning skills and connect with speakers who are experts in their field.

Time commitment: 5 – 7 hours/month

Chapter Leadership Opportunities:

Along with the formal positions listed, all committees have opportunities available. You must be a member to hold a board position, but non-members can participate as a volunteer. Interested? Contact VP of Membership, Suki Baz, to discuss the right fit for you.


Communications Portfolio

Co-VP, Communications
Make your mark on our chapter’s communications strategy and lead a team that executes on a comprehensive plan leveraging multiple vehicles including the chapter website, email round ups, social media and video.
Benefits: Gain management and leadership skills by managing a team of volunteers, play a strategic role as a part of SF IABC’s Executive Board, experiment with and advance the chapter’s use of the latest communications trends, techniques and tools.
Time Commitment: 8-10 hours/month

Director, Website Management (2 positions)
Gain hands-on experience in managing a website and shaping it as a tool to further the SF IABC brand, promote chapter programs and engage members.
Benefits: Add a website to your portfolio, work on your own time and from the convenience of your home or office.
Time Commitment: 4-6 hours/month

Contribute content to SF IABC’s website and other communications. Deliverables include event recaps, interviews, online marketing content, event publicity and other copywriting. Opportunities for an ongoing role, as well as one-time projects, are available.
Benefits: Build up your portfolio, work directly with board members and gain visibility within a chapter full of communications professionals who may be potential employers or clients!
Time Commitment: Contingent on project

Lead, Google+
Responsible for managing Google+ account, including posting about chapter and international events and programs, and other news/features, in coordination with the Director, Social Media, and the other social media leads.

Lead, LinkedIn
Responsible for managing LinkedIn account, including posting about chapter and international events and programs, and other news/features, in coordination with the Director, Social Media, and the other social media leads.

Membership Portfolio

Membership Leads/Directors (multiple positions)
Join a team of individuals focused on creating an engaging and optimal experience for the entire membership cycle – recruitment, engagement, involvement, recognition and retention. Positions focus on outreach with key segments of current and potential SF IABC members, including:

  • Corporate Members
  • Independent Consultants
  • Entry and Junior-Level Professionals
  • Communications Executives and Senior-Level Professionals

Benefits: Work collaboratively with a team to execute on projects, gain visibility with members, gain or polish skills in the areas of event planning, marketing and recruitment, and engagement.
Time commitment: 3 – 5 hours/month

Networking Nine Coordinators (two positions)
Get to know our members by assisting the Networking Nine team with coordinating these member-only dinners. Identify relevant participants, send invites, make outreach calls, work with venues and help host dinners.
Benefits: Gain visibility with SF IABC members and get to know them through outreach efforts for Networking Nine dinners, work from anywhere and at the times most convenient for you.


Professional Development Portfolio

Event Leads
Coordinate a single event — or assist us with events on an ongoing basis — from soup to nuts. Responsibilities also may include finding a venue, partnering with Communications to ensure event publicity, securing speakers, overseeing a successful event, and reviewing post-survey data.
Benefits: This is an opportunity to try your hand at event management or expand existing event management skills. Serving as an Event Lead typically is a 1 – 2 month volunteer commitment and is an excellent way to explore board service.
Time commitment: 8 – 10 hours/month for 1 – 2 months, plus attendance at event

On-site Event Support
Be on the frontlines for any event that fits your schedule. Plan to show up, meet and greet, and assist with event logistics. This is a really important role because it takes many hands for an event to run successfully, and because participants always appreciate the personal welcome you offer as a greeter.
Benefits: Discover who’s who at every meeting, and test out which aspects of event development and presentation you like the best. Plus you get in for free if there’s an event charge.
Time commitment: 3 hours/meeting


Chapter Administration Portfolio

Director/Lead, Finance & Operations
Assist and learn from the VP, Finance & Operations who oversees the chapter’s budget, finances and internal operations (i.e. processes and technology).
Benefits: Unique opportunity to be mentored by a chapter leader and assist with behind-the-scenes work that can be completed on your own time, excellent experience in managing budgets and operations for anyone planning to move into a management position or self-employment.
Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/month

Hear how members throughout the IABC leadership networking view their experiences volunteering.