Chapter Volunteer

The ICF Metro DC Chapter prides itself on its loyal members and dedicated volunteers.  To that end, we are always looking for members that are willing to use their talents to help the growth and development of the chapter.  Joining one of the vast committees is an exciting way to get involved and make a difference. Here are just some of the ways you can contribute:

♦ Click Here to Sign up to become a volunteer within the Metro DC Chapter! ♦ 

♦ Committee: Professional Development

What we do: We organize the professional development programs, including webinars for the Metro DC area to provide opportunities for learning and development for our area coaches and offer opportunities to gain CCEUs.  We also encourage networking and community building.

Why this is important: This is important in order to grow and support our local area community, build opportunities to enhance the depth and knowledge of our coaching members as well as provide a strong area network for coaches to help each other’s growth.

How can you help: Are you a strategic thinker or like to plan events?  Do you have great ideas on how to build more community or want to lead activities or meetings to enhance the local community?

Volunteer Sign Up: Professional Development Committee

Contact: profdev@icfmetrodc.org

♦ Committee: Community Outreach

What we do: Committed to raise the profile of coaching in the community through volunteer service work and advocacy.  Pro Bono coaching gives coaches the opportunity to contribute something meaningful while doing something we love to do—coach.  The Chapter has formed Alliances with three national organizations whose sole mission is to identify Pro Bono coaching opportunities and match qualified coaches with recipients.  Our talented coaches specialize in a variety of areas (e.g., leadership, career and life coaching, transitions) as well as in focused specialty fields as health care, non-profits, government, community volunteers, and rehabilitation services.

Why this is important: Our work is promotes the value and contribution of the coaching profession and offers our coaches wonderful opportunities to serve our community, often with organizations and individuals who are not familiar with coaching and who may not be able to afford it.

How you can help: You can join a dynamic group of coaching colleagues who offer pro bono coaching services, and a planning committee who identifies/leads coaching outreach opportunities in our community.  You can expand coaching skills with a variety of different and sometimes unique clients (e.g., youth, veterans, boards of directors, homeless family members).  Many coaches apply their pro bono hours to ICF certification.

Volunteer Sign Up: Community Outreach Committee

Contact: outreach@icfmetrodc.org

♦ Committee: Marketing & Communication

What we do: Our role is to attract and retain new members to the chapter, raise the profile of coaching in the community, and to create and issue chapter communications that generate awareness and inspire action.

Why this is important: People are attracted to communities that are vibrant, active and growing. Getting the word out about coaching will enhance the profession.  News & Notes (published biweekly every other Wednesday), social media communication and the Chapter Blog keeps chapter members and the public informed about activities and encourages engagement.

How you can help: Do you have a talent for engaging people through copy-writing or networking?  Or maybe you have good social media skills?  Become a regular contributor who reports on key learning points from chapter meetings and the Capital Coaches Conference or solicit articles that enhance profession of coaching.  We also welcome your skills as an editor and proofreader.

Volunteer Sign Up: Marketing & Communication Committee

Contact: marcom@icfmetrodc.org

♦ Committee: Capital Coaches Conference

Why this is important:  Our annual Capital Coaches Conference is our biggest event of the year.  Bringing together over 500 coaches from around the area, and out of town this event offers the more CCEU's than any other program offered by the chapter.

How you can help:  The conference committee is broken down in to smaller committees including program committee, reviews presentation proposals; marketing communications (aka publicity), creates press releases, stories and messaging for website, e-blasts, tweets, and other social media; sponsors & exhibitors, assists our sales agent with market research and lead generation; and conference support,  provides on-site support at the conference; finance, manages the budget.

Volunteer Sign Up: Application to be a 2016 CCC Volunteer

Contact: president@icfmetrodc.org