Just another drain on your time, right? NOT SO! Volunteering with PRSA Maryland blog is unbelievably valuable. Not only can you meet local pros (people who may become colleagues or mentors, or just valuable resources), but you will also challenge and sharpen your skillset, a necessary benefit in today’s job market.
With a variety of ways to get involved, you can donate as much or as little time as you want. Whether you’re interested in serving as a member of one of our committees, planning or participating in our events or helping with the day-to-day, your efforts improve your professional and personal credentials.
I joined PRSA early on in my career, but did not start to see the exponential benefits until I began to get involved by volunteering with the Maryland Chapter. I have made professional contacts and friendships, have gained invaluable skills and advice and have even earned some business. I couldn’t ask for anything more – my time with PRSA, whether on a local chapter, regional district or national level, has been immeasurably valuable to me personally and professionally.
Get involved today!
- Earning APR credits
- Expanding your network of industry professionals
- Enhancing your professional skill set
- Networking with members of the professional and the business community
- Building relationships with PRSA-MD Board members
Here are just some of the ways you can become more involved:
- Communications Committee
- Membership Committee
- New Professionals Committee
- Sponsorship Committee
- Programming Committee
- Best In MD Committee
- Chesapeake Conference Committee
- APR Committee
Microvolunteer program – make a big difference… just by doing a little:
Can’t commit to a long-term assignment? Don’t want to serve on a committee? We have a number of opportunities for ad hoc volunteers. You can work when you want and how much you want. Contact us at PRSA Maryland for more information and to volunteer!
Assignment: Writer for WebNotes and website blog
Write a brief write-up (original content – 300 words or less) for our PRSA Maryland blog and WebNotes. Here are just a few suggested topics or send us one of your own (we welcome guest bloggers!) …
- How to use social media platforms to single out your targeted publics.
- What you consider a good message strategy for PR professionals
- Monitoring and measurement systems PR professionals should use
- What issues confront PR professionals in the age of social media
- Best PR practices
- What advice you wish someone had given you prior to embarking on your PR career
- Best advice you can give someone who is thinking about becoming an independent PR pro
Committee: 2017 Chesapeake Conference
Assignment: On-site Greeter and Volunteer (one-time commitment)
You can choose to help set-up, greet attendees, help with registration, direct attendees to sessions, etc. Choose to help just in the morning, in the afternoon, or for the full day.
Committee: Best in Maryland Gala (December)
Assignment: On-site Greet and Volunteer (one-time commitment)
You can choose to help set-up, greet attendees, help with registration, seat attendees, answer questions etc. Pick one task or be available throughout the evening.
Assignment: Welcoming Committee
Welcome new members with a quick phone call and a follow-up email.
Committee: Programming – Monthly Events
Assignment: Event Planner (one-time commitment)
Have a great idea for a monthly event? Heard a great speaker lately? Have connections? Help us by planning one of our monthly events. You secure the speaker/topic and serve as liaison; we’ll work with you on the logistics.
Committee: Programming – Monthly Events
Assignment: Registration (one or more events)
One of the best ways to meet other PR folks is at the registration desk. You help set-up and take down registration and greet attendees as they arrive.
Committee: Mentoring Program
Assignment: Promote Chapter’s Mentoring program
Below are a few items we need …
- Draft an email campaign (original content – 100 words or less for each email) with the purpose of recruiting experienced professionals to the mentoring program.
- Draft an email campaign (original content – 100 words or less for each email) with the purpose of recruiting new professionals (less than 10 years of experience) to the mentoring program
Draft a social media campaign (original content – for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) with the purpose of recruiting experienced professionals to the mentoring program.