Thinking about getting involved but not sure where to start?

You’ve come to the right place.

A number of volunteer roles are available, offering you the flexibility to fit your needs and availability. Some positions come with one hour or less of commitment per week, and some are remote roles that can primarily be carried out via web or phone.

Plug into IABC Saskatoon by taking on a small job, or serve as a portfolio manager (non-members welcome!), or as a director on the board member.

What to expect when you volunteer for the board:

  • Monthly one hour meetings with a glass of wine or pop, chatting, and taking care of business too!
  • Opportunity to apply for awards through IABC’s Chapter Management Awards program. This looks great on LinkedIn!
  • Attend the annual Dare to Lead Conference in support of growing you as a communications leader and board member. (Road trip anyone?)
  • Volunteer appreciation – yes, gift cards are on the line!
  • Networking opportunities with some of Western Canada’s top communicators.
  • For the CMP or SCMP members out there – you’ll earn up to 10 maintenance points for volunteering.

Click here to apply for an open Volunteer Position

Vice President

Key Responsibilities  Fills in for president in any capacity as necessary in president’s absence. Examples include chairing executive meetings and acting as emcee for IABC events; Serve as main liaison and junior voting delegate to the IAB...

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Key Responsibilities 

  • Fills in for president in any capacity as necessary in president’s absence. Examples include chairing executive meetings and acting as emcee for IABC events;
  • Serve as main liaison and junior voting delegate to the IABC Canada Western Region board, and maintain contact with Canada West Region (CWR) and International through regular meetings/conference calls;
  • Function as an authorized signing officer for all financial accounts and all MOUs and agreements as necessary.
  • Together with the past president, provides counsel to the president on the direction and progress of the chapter;
  • Works with the current and past presidents on initiatives to further the profile and success of the chapter;
  • Keeps on top of the activities of other board members, helping to identify issues and provide help as needed;
  • Automatic succession to position of president: prepares for the position by participating in IABC training and networking sessions such as Leadership Institute and Dare to Lead.

Key Deliverables

  • To Represent IABC Saskatoon at all IABC meetings by phone and once yearly in person;
  • Facilitate at least two check-in meetings with designated portfolios in conjunction with the President.

Skills Learned

  • Management skills
  • Delegation
  • Budgeting and strategic planning

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Contact Heidi at president.saskatoon@iabc.com and Melody at vp.saskatoon@iabc.com for more details.

Director of Member Services

Key Responsibilities Develop an annual strategic plan aimed at recruiting and retaining members which includes research, objectives, approaches for evaluation and preparing a budget; Develop and execute new member onboarding processes; Pro...

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Key Responsibilities

  • Develop an annual strategic plan aimed at recruiting and retaining members which includes research, objectives, approaches for evaluation and preparing a budget;
  • Develop and execute new member onboarding processes;
  • Provide materials/communications for board members or promote/share membership benefits with current and prospective members;
  • Direct the development of programs and activities for members;
    • E.g. mentorship program and membership events.
  •  Prepares annual membership survey plans to to determine the needs and interests of the chapter;
  • Conducts lapsed member surveys;
  • Maintains and disseminates Chapter membership records;
  • Prepare a monthly portfolio report for the board;
  • Recruit volunteers to help with specific assignments;
  • Trains successor.

Key Deliverables

  • Work with a team to coordinate membership events for members annually;
  • Annual General Meeting;
  • Being the touchpoint for new members and members celebrating anniversaries.

Skills Learned

  • Project management and event logistics;
  • Promotions and communications skills;
  • Relationship building skills.

Term: Two years, up to three terms.

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Contact Heidi at president.saskatoon@iabc.com and Melody at vp.saskatoon@iabc.com for more details.

Director of Awards & Accreditation

Term: ​Two years, up to three terms. Key Responsibilities Plans and produces annual awards workshops; Organize chapter awards program; Communicate awards and accreditation updates to board members; Raise the profile of the IABC acc...

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Term: ​Two years, up to three terms.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plans and produces annual awards workshops;
  • Organize chapter awards program;
  • Communicate awards and accreditation updates to board members;
  • Raise the profile of the IABC accreditation program in the local chapter.

Key Deliverables

  • Annual awards and recognition plan;
  • Annual chapter awards program;

Skills Learned

  • Communications planning/strategy execution;
  • Budgeting.

Click here to download a pdf of the role description for Director of Awards Accreditation.

Sponsorship Manager

Position type: Volunteer, non-board role Primary reporting relationship: Director of Finance/Sponsorship Key Responsibilities / Deliverables Assist in developing an annual sponsorship plan aimed at garnering sponsorships in support of IABC...

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Position type: Volunteer, non-board role

Primary reporting relationship: Director of Finance/Sponsorship

Key Responsibilities / Deliverables

  • Assist in developing an annual sponsorship plan aimed at garnering sponsorships in support of IABC, which includes research, objectives (monetary and in-kind needs), tactics, approaches for evaluation and preparing a budget;
  • Develop and monitor signed agreements for every sponsor (in-kind and monetary) that outlines the relationship, payment due date, benefits and cancellation terms;
  • Prepare and maintain an annual sponsorship package for presentation to potential sponsors;
  • Develop a tracking system to ensure that all contract deliverables are timely and complete;
  • Trains successor.

Skills Learned

  • Communication planning
  • Budgeting