ARMA Houston Chapter Volunteer Opportunities
"Serving as Membership Retention Manager was an educational and personally gratifying experience. I not only learned how to deliver through others, I had a great time building relationships with wonderful people."
- Skai Shadow, ERMS IOAP, Business Records Manager
Choose a Volunteer Opportunity:
Harris County Archives Volunteer Project
The on-going Harris County Archives project assists Archivist Sarah Canby Jackson and staff in various ways. The initial phase involved processing, under Sarah’s tutelage, fragile late 19th- and early 20th-century civil case documents. Once accustomed to the procedure, volunteers engaged in spirited discussions about local history: changes in the cost of living, altered - and expanded - population distribution and commercial centers, and transformed geography. The group admired ornate certificates and marveled at calligraphic handwriting.
The project’s second phase was more physically demanding – off-loading materials from pallets to their final resting places in cabinets and on shelves. Old newspapers, scrapbooks and ledgers prompted more local history dialog, and evoked more reminiscence.
An integral part, certainly, of each assembly is networking. Several participants were not ARMA Houston members; they not only witnessed the camaraderie, they heard of other benefits of belonging to the Chapter. Members learned more of what bound each to another: dog fancy, motorcycling, travel, running, all sorts of interests and hobbies. At least a few of the group several times went to lunch at the end of the activity; almost the entire troupe extended the last get-together by dining al fresco at a neighborhood restaurant.
Networking, learning, giving one’s self to a greater good – all are benefits to be reaped from participation in the Harris County Archives Volunteer Project.
Membership Retention Committee
This committee contacts and encourages members to renew their ARMA membership and not miss out on the great benefits this chapter has to offer them:
Volunteering on this committee gives you an internal view of how much this Chapter valued its members. Who wouldn’t want to volunteer for the largest chapter in ARMA?
Membership Directory Committee
The Membership Directory Committee utilizes the ARMA International membership list to update the ARMA Houston membership website database. This is accomplished by inputting the ARMA International list into an Excel template with custom fields then forwarding the Excel document to the ym.com contact for importing. The website database is updated once a month, so this committee is great for individuals that want to volunteer but cannot commit a great deal of time.
Membership Growth Committee
The Growth Committee reaches out to the public, as well as local ARMA International members, to attract new members to the ARMA Houston Chapter. We also work with the chapter president to welcome visitors and share the value proposition that comes with membership.
ARMA Houston Chapter Mentor Committee
An individual would want to serve on this committee to encourage the large number of members within our chapter to be more involved and to learn more about the new members and their needs from an organization like the Houston ARMA Chapter.
The qualifications to serve on this committee would be:
ARMA Houston Chapter Record Archive Committee
This committee is responsible for the following:
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