Volunteer Spotlight

Yvette Herrera Greer
Professional Role: In transition
Volunteer Event: NHRMA Student Conference
Date: April 17, 2010

“It was so nice to meet people I might not normally see at a chapter meeting.  Additionally, I really liked meeting the students and seeing this industry from their perspective and participate in a speed networking event and see how that worked.   It was a great experience.  I would encourage all SHRM members active and in transition to volunteer.  The time commitments are usually small and it's a great way to get to know your fellow members.”

Enhance Your Professional Life
Become a Chapter Volunteer

Intrigued by networking?  Learning?  Growing? Or just want to help?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, Seattle SHRM has opportunities for you to get involved.  Volunteering for Seattle SHRM provides an unsurpassed career opportunity. When you volunteer, you get the opportunity to showcase your talents to colleagues.As well, you “have an excuse” to build rapport with other members that goes beyond initiating small talk at an event. Plus, you always learn something new!

Finally, of course, your contribution helps strengthen our organization! 

Let us know you are interested


Seattle Chapter Volunteer Opportunities:  

Other Opportunities:

  • Monthly Chapter Breakfast, including Table Ambassadors and Greeters
  • SIG Co-Chairs Postions
  • SIG Liaison Positions
  • SHRM Student Connections
  • Contruting Content to Chapter Newsletter


Community Volunteer Opportunities:

Resume Assistance

Kiros is a Christian business community with chapters in both Bellevue and Seattle. Kiros Transitions is a career assistance service available to Kiros members. The Seattle-SHRM/Kiros relationship was formed to offer Seattle-area human resource professionals an opportunity to assist Kiros Transitions members with helpful resume assistance.
If you are able to provide approximately one hour of resume advice per month, please contact SHRM member and Kiros Transitions Coordinator, Michael Salokas at:
gmsalokas@msn.com or by phone at (206) 230-4253

HR Consulting Opportunities

Use Your Professional HR Skills by Supporting Nonprofits

          Where do organizations that heal, feed, educate, inspire, shelter, entertain, and nurture our community go when they need help? Many turn to 501 Commons. The 450 volunteer consultants who are members of the 501 Commons service corps put their professional skills and experience to work by providing services to schools and nonprofit organizations. 

Members of 501 Commons’ service corps support nonprofits by acting as:

- Consultants on projects

- Facilitators of meetings, retreats, and conference

- Coaches for nonprofit leaders

While the requirements of each project vary, on average consultants serve between 6-12 hours/month from 4-6 months.

Benefits of volunteering include:

- Learning new skills you can apply to personal and professional situations

- Gaining access to our online training, resource library, and professional development workshop

- Applying your background and expertise towards supporting the nonprofit community

For more information about this opportunity and how to apply, please visit the volunteer section of our websitewww.501commons.org or contact Aimy at aimy@501commons.org

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