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Volunteer Opportunities

Get Involved in Central New York

AFP-CNY relies on a network of volunteers who are the power behind our work. Any active chapter member can support our work by serving as a committee member or board member.

Why Volunteer?
Engaging in volunteer opportunities with AFP-CNY is a great way to share your talent and build relationships with fellow industry colleagues. Not only does it provide a boost to your career development, but it also plays a pivotal role in enhancing both your personal and professional growth. Additionally, your volunteer work with the committee can be a valuable addition to your resume.

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We are pleased to offer the following AFP-CNY volunteer opportunities:

Communications Committee

Coordinates the preparation of printed and electronic materials to ensure consistent branding; prepares news releases for chapter events and develops strategies to promote AFP in the local community.
Contact Gracie Thorpe, Communications Chair

Education Committee

Develops ongoing educational programming for members including monthly luncheons, webinar series, and the annual celebration of Fundraising Day, and secures speakers for AFP events.

Contact Christine Corbett, Education Chair

Fundraising Day Committee

Oversees the planning and implementation of the annual Fundraising Day educational event, including coordinating speakers and event management.
Contact Bridget Dolbear, Fundraising Day Chair

IDEA Committee

Oversees the implementation and integration of the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) throughout all activities of AFP CNY.  

Contact Christine Corbett, IDEA Co-Chair
Contact Michael Nortman, IDEA Co-Chair

Membership Committee

Tracks chapter membership on a monthly basis reaches out to lapsed members and those nearing their membership renewal date, develops creative strategies for increasing membership numbers.
Myia Hill, Membership Chair

National Philanthropy Day® Committee

Oversees the planning and implementation of the annual National Philanthropy Day celebration, including awardee nominations and event management.
Contact Lindsay Boland, NPD Chair

Scholarship Committee

Advise the Board of Directors on the best opportunities to award scholarships, and ensure that awardees are fulfilling scholarship requirements.
Contact Michael Nortman, Scholarship Chair