Volunteer Opportunities

STC New England invites you to contribute to the success of the chapter by volunteering for one of our open roles. Volunteers strengthen our chapter and help us offer more valuable events and services to members. Experienced volunteers are preferred, but mentors are available for roles to teach the required skills. Most positions can be filled remotely.

Helping with even a small task frees other volunteers to do more, and you will find in completing small tasks that larger tasks are within your grasp.

Volunteering gives you a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction, and expands your career network. You can put existing skills to good use, or learn new skills and acquire valuable experience. Interested in becoming a team lead or moving into management at work? Hiring managers see volunteering as dedication, so it makes your résumé stand out. Volunteering for a nonprofit organization such as ours is an excellent way to gain experience in tasks that don’t always fall to a technical writer, in a safe and supportive environment, that you can then use to advance your career.

Contact president@stcnewengland.org to volunteer or if you have questions.

Fall 2019

InterChange Committee Member

  • Description: Do you enjoy event planning? Are you organized, detail-oriented, and interested in our regional conference? The InterChange Committee plans the conference, and coordinates with speakers, venues, sponsors, social media, or hosts to make the events happen. Includes reduced-rate registration to InterChange. Your commitment can be task-specific (for example, working with speakers, contacting sponsors, coordinating with the venue manager).
  • Skills: Event planning; ability to contact and work with speakers and venue managers
  • Time Requirement: 5-15 hours/month
  • Resources Available: Written descriptions and checklists, other committee members.

Membership Manager (starting 1 January)

  • Description: Our membership manager is leaving the area and will step down at the end of the year. The Membership Manager keeps our Chapter’s membership roll, reports membership data to the Council, and answers routine member questions.
  • Skills: Generate membership reports from STC database; MailChimp
  • Time Requirement: 5-10 hours/month
  • Resources Available: Written descriptions. Mentoring available.

Program Committee Member

  • Description: Do you enjoy planning an event? The Program Committee plans 6–12 monthly programs and activities during the year, and coordinates with speakers, venues, social media, and webinar hosts to make the events happen. Your commitment can be as small as one meeting. Includes free registration to your meetings.
  • Skills: Event planning; ability to contact and work with speakers and venue managers
  • Time Requirement: 5-15 hours/month
  • Resources Available: Written descriptions and checklists, a large list of potential speakers, and some venues already lined up. Mentoring available.

Assistant Treasurer

  • Description: Do you maintain the books for an organization, or manage a home budget? We are looking for someone to help our Treasurer and perhaps step up to the role in future by learning what the task entails.
  • Skills: Familiarity with QuickBooks
  • Time Requirement: 2-5 hours/month
  • Resources Available: Written descriptions and checklists, recorded webinars from STC Treasurer. Mentoring available.

Webinar Host

  • Description: Set up 3–6 webinars during the year and monitor them live for attendee questions and quality issues. Includes free registration to each meeting. Can work on site or remotely.
  • Skills: Proficiency with GoToMeeting software
  • Time Requirement: 2 hours/meeting
  • Resources Available: Written descriptions and checklists; mentoring

Student Outreach Coordinator

  • Description: Would you like to work with the next generation of practitioners? Establish and maintain contacts with academic undergraduate and graduate programs in New England offering certificates, degrees, or graduate degrees in technical communication. Communicate information about STC and the New England Chapter to program liaisons. Promote and coordinate meetings between Chapter members and students.
  • Skills: Ability to contact and work with academic program directors; event planning
  • Time Requirement: 5 hours/month
  • Resources Available: Mentoring

Chapter Archivist

  • Description: Are you a collector, a curator, a completist, a pack rat? Would you like to create a history of the Boston/New England Chapter? As we move to our new website we want to collect and archive the records, events, photos, and articles that chronicle over 60 years of our history as one of the founding chapters of the Society.
  • Skills: Information collection, organization, and cataloging; ability to contact and work with current and former members who have information to share.
  • Time Requirement: No specific requirement
  • Resources Available: TBD