The List: Micro & Ad hoc Volunteer Jobs in Associations


Looking for a list of jobs that can offer members micro and ad hoc
volunteering? We’re curating a list right here! If you have a job to
add, add a comment or send it to info[at]

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  • Provide professional advice
  • Provide mentoring, coaching, tutoring for
  • Recruit a member
  • Get out the vote – share the buzz to drive
    member voting (SCTE)
  • Day of Service – encourage member to volunteer
    in their community

Sharing Knowledge:

  • Writing reviews for books
  • Guest blogger or contributor
  • Speak or present a paper
  • Participate in expert panel or report
  • Moderate or facilitate discussion groups (list
    serv, e-community)
  • Review proposals for conferences or projects
  • Review paper or proposal for publication
  • Review research, conduct literature
  • Analyze data
  • Submit paper or manuscript for publication
  • Write proposals/grant applications or business
  • Review accreditation or certification
  • Prepare backgrounder for regulators, press, or other
  • YouTube Tuesdays – members share tips &
    information via short video clips (NCURA)


  • Raise funds
  • Testify or present on behalf of the association
    to legislative or regulatory body
  • Contact your representative
  • Campus liaison (or company or large
    institutional member)

Sharing Input:

  • Participate as test audience for videos,
    training programs et al
  • Product tester
  • Beta-test products, website, tests
  • Rating conference session proposals/potential
  • Survey respondent

Curating Content:

  • Record a discussion at a session round table
  • Video-tape or take pictures for association
  • Provide live Twitter chatter during meetings
  • Create social media page (Facebook, Twitter,

Events (perfect for
your components!):

  • Greeters – welcome attendees and direct them
    toward registration, coat check, seating, and so on
  • Front desk – check in attendees when they
  • Set-up and tear-down – arrive early or stay late
    to help with assembly and disassembly of the event space
  • Social media guides – at computer stations, help
    attendees log in to LinkedIn and join the organization’s group
  • Photo, video, and blogging – capture
    the essence of the event in a lot of different ways, then feed to the web team
    what should be shared on the web

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