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Volunteer with ATD Austin


Volunteers are crucial to the ongoing success of the ATD Austin Chapter. Our chapter thrives because of those who give of their time, talent, and expertise. Volunteering can also help you thrive by enabling you to accomplish your personal, professional, and leadership development goals.


Flex your superpowers and become an ATD Austin Volunteer today!

  • Read the page to learn how you can contribute.
  • Review our list of volunteer opportunities below.
  • You do NOT need to volunteer for a specific position.
  • Fill out our short Volunteer Interest Form.
  • Our Membership team will be in contact with you soon.

Complete the Volunteer Interest Form


There are many different ways you can get involved!

Leadership Roles

Serve on the Executive Board or the Board of Directors

  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Manage a team
  • Work toward a common goal
  • Grow professionally
  • Collaborate with other leaders
  • Make chapter strategic decisions


Engage with members through Member Services

  • Conduct member orientation
  • Facilitate the annual member survey process
  • Plan and host member recruitment events
  • Respond to membership support requests
  • Manage the volunteer engagement program
  • Help engage and direct volunteers


Discover the joy of having a truly great idea for an event!

  • Collaborate to develop event ideas
  • Solicit speakers for events
  • Find venues in which to hold events
  • Order food, set up, clean up, registration, and engage with membership before, during and after events

Administration & Operations

Help with tasks needed to keep the chapter running smoothly.

  • Keep the website up-to-date
  • Send out surveys or emails
  • Post on Social Media


Manage relationships with our partners and sponsors.

  • Coordinate with connections at universities and organizations
  • Share resources with similar professional organizations
  • Meet with sponsors and partners to discuss benefits of supporting the chapter

Other Opportunities

Reach out and let us know how you'd like to contribute.

Contact Us


You must be a current chapter member to volunteer.

Complete the Volunteer Interest Form

The following role descriptions are high-level summaries of key responsibilities. Full job descriptions with approximate time commitment for each role are available upon request by emailing volunteers@tdaustin.org.

  • President Elect: (1-year term) Serve alongside the current president and learn the ropes of how to manage the chapter. Attend and facilitate board meetings, participate in strategic planning sessions, manage relationships with partners and sponsors, and grow your leadership and business skills in preparation for being the incoming chapter president.
  • VP of Professional Development: (2-year term) Manage the chapter's communities of practice leaders, consult on programming strategy with the president and president-elect, leverage your instructional design, facilitation and project management skills to bring professional development events and education to chapter members. Ensure alignment of content with the ATD Capabilities Model.
  • VP of Finance: (2-year term) Work with the chapter board members to develop annual budgets, monitor compliance with budgets, and partner with our bookkeeper to ensure strong financial performance and controls for the chapter. Collaborate with board members on strategic planning for the chapter and attend chapter events.
  • VP of Membership: (2-year term) Manage the membership team, host and plan member socials, member orientation sessions, and community events. Manage member inquiries, provide membership data reports to the board, create strategic plans to promote member engagement and grow the membership. Collaborate with board members on the strategic plans for the chapter and coordinate the annual member survey.
  • VP of Technology: (2-year term) Manage the technologies and systems used by the chapter. Ensure appropriate data is aggregated and synthesized so the board can make data-driven decisions for the chapter. Manage the director of website position and ensure appropriate access controls and security protocols are followed to keep chapter and member data safe. Collaborate with board members on strategic plans for the chapter and attend chapter events.
  • Director of Website: (1-year term) Collaborate with the board and chapter leaders to ensure the website stays up to date. Use graphic design skills to update, add, and remove pages as needed, enhancing the website to ensure a stellar user experience. Perform regular maintenance on the website and file storage system to manage storage and ensure important documents and files are available. Work with the VP of Technology to provide reporting and analytics data for the website to board members.


Stay Relevant in the Field

By engaging in the talent development field through volunteerism, you are eligible to receive Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) or Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) recertification points.

Explore Career Opportunities

Regardless of your tenure in the field, career level, or aspirations, volunteering will introduce you to various professional paths.

Connect With Your Peers

Networking is a powerful tool; use it to your advantage. Volunteering introduces you to local and national contacts across all sectors, helping you to build a personal and professional directory.

Develop and Refine Skills

Volunteering exposes you to skills and tasks that you may not experience in your full-time role and provides opportunities to lead people, teams, or projects, allowing you to boost your resume.

Chapter leaders receive a special $179 rate for ATD membership and an upgrade to Professional Plus membership at no additional charge. You can join or renew online through TD.org, using the chapter leader application located at www.td.org/jointmembership.

Get Started

Need buy-in from your employer before signing up to volunteer? Download the following resources to highlight all the ways volunteering will benefit you, your organization, and the local talent development community.

Complete the Volunteer Interest Form

ATD Austin | P.O. Box 13324 Austin, TX 78711 | Email Us | Chapter ChIP Code CH7059

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