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]

Connecting with Members:

  • Provide professional advice (be on list for member referrals)
  • Provide mentoring, coaching, tutoring for members (many of these are short term or one-up options)
  • 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
  • Call on new members to say hi and welcome to the group
  • Be a new member buddy (one-time at an event or short-term job)
  • Host a member meet-up


Sharing Knowledge:

  • Writing reviews for books
  • Guest blogger or contributor
  • Speak or present a paper
  • Participate on an expert panel
  • Contribute to an issue paper 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 search/review
  • Analyze data
  • Submit paper or manuscript for publication
  • Write proposals/grant applications or business plans
  • Review accreditation or certification applications
  • Prepare backgrounder for regulators, press, or other publics
  • YouTube Tuesdays – members share tips & information via short video clips (NCURA)
  • Serve on a writers pool to give comments and ideas as needed



  • 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)
  • Guest speaker at a college or high school class
  • Give presentations at sister organizations


Sharing Input:

  • Participate as test audience for videos, training programs, et al
  • Product tester
  • Beta-test products, website, tests
  • Rating conference session proposals/potential topics
  • Survey respondent
  • Responding to social media posts
  • Serve as a judge for awards program
  • Provide a testimonial


Curating Content:

  • Record a discussion at a session round table
  • Video-tape or take pictures for association event
  • Provide live Twitter chatter during meetings
  • Start or contribute to social media posts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Moderate chat on webinar
  • Interview members for short blog posts or articles



  • Greeters – welcome attendees and direct them toward registration, coat check, seating, and so on
  • Front desk – check in attendees when they arrive
  • Set-up and tear-down – arrive early or stay late to help with assembly and disassembly of the event space
  • Serve at table moderators
  • Serve as runners to help as needed during the event (e.g., walking the mic around, restocking materials, handing out materials)
  • Serve as speaker host to greet and make sure they have what they need
  • Create the event playlist and run the sound track
  • Run a quiz or other attendee engagement piece
  • 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