Volunteer with CAI in 2021
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Do you have a desire to contribute to CAI? To support your profession and enhance your career? To improve the world of community associations and gain recognition within the CAI community of members?
CAI's mission is fulfilled through education, advocacy and other programs that would not be possible without the support of over 130 members who volunteer with CAI. Volunteer service helps CAI achieve strategic goals and objectives and provides members with opportunities to meet and network with colleagues, and participate in a meaningful way in the organization. In fact, 92% of our chapter volunteers have said volunteering with the chapter has been a meaningful experience that makes them want to remain engaged with CAI.
The chapter offers various volunteer opportunities on many chapter committees and regional councils. Volunteers assist with the following activities:
- Writing articles and organizing content for our chapter magazine and blog
- Selecting speakers and topics for educational sessions
- Organizing social events and golf outings
- Recruiting new members and helping to retain existing members
- Organizing regional programs in the Poconos, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Central Pennsylvania
Scroll down to review the list and description of each committee. All volunteers are required to attend the chapter's annual Volunteer Kickoff event.
Before nominating yourself to join a committee, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the following committee policies and expectations:
Interested in chairing a CAI Committee? Please review the Duties of Committee & Council Chairs.
To volunteer for a committee, please complete the online volunteer nomination form.
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Working together, we will continue to provide dynamic, exciting and educational programs for the community association world! The chapter also has adopted a Whistleblower Policy which chapter volunteers are encouraged to review.
List of Committees & Councils
Here’s a brief description of our committees, what they do and when they meet. Be sure to select a committee that matches your own interests, skills and schedule.
Plan and promote our chapter’s Annual Conference & Expo. Help with tasks such as education session topic and speaker selection, recruitment of exhibitors and sponsors, scheduling of events and volunteering on the day of the big event. Committee meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 9:30 AM, generally at the chapter office in Conshohocken or at the event venue.
The Awards Committee is responsible for promoting the chapter awards program and planning the annual awards gala in conjunction with chapter staff. The Awards Committee shall develop the annual awards program, recruit nominees for each award, and assist the chapter staff with planning the details of the awards gala. Committee meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 10:00 AM, generally at the chapter office.
Develop and promote educational and networking programs and services that will enhance the value of membership for business partner members and help increase membership among this member type. Committee meets monthly on the first Tuesday at 11:00 AM, generally at the chapter office.
Although this committee helps plan and publish Community Assets magazine as well as develop content for our blog and podcasts, you don’t have to be a writer to be a member! In fact, the primary job of members of this committee is helping to identify topics for articles and finding authors among our membership to write those articles, and recruiting presenters to record podcasts. Little to no actual writing is required! Committee meets monthly on the second Thursday at 11:00 AM, generally at the chapter office.
Help plan our annual golf tournament to make it a fun and successful event, including site selection, recruiting golfers and selling sponsorships. Committee meets 5-6 times per year from Spring to Fall on Tuesdays at the chapter office or at the host golf course.
Promote CAI’s award winning community recognition program and judge Gold Star entries. Committee meets 5-6 times per year, based on receipt of award nominations, on Friday mornings at 9:30 AM, generally at the chapter office.
Join fellow homeowner leader members to help develop educational programs for condo and HOA board members, committee volunteers, and residents and help design policy templates to share with member community associations. Committee meets bi-monthly on the second Wednesday at 9:30 AM, generally at the chapter office.
Plan and promote education symposiums, webinars and networking opportunities for managers. Administers manager scholarship programs and assists in recruiting managers to join CAI. Managers only, please! Committee meets bi-monthly on the first Tuesday at 9:30 AM, generally at the chapter office.
CAI's P.U.L.S.E committee is for young(er) professionals in the industry. This new committee is intended to give young professionals who are new to the industry opportunities for networking, mentoring, and engaging with the industry and organization at large. Committee meets monthly on the first Friday at 11:00 AM at the chapter office, with a teleconference meeting every other month.
Because of the large geographic expanse of our chapter, the board has established various regional councils tasked with guiding the chapter’s educational programming and outreach efforts in specific regional areas, including:
Generally meets in conjunction with council programs on a quarterly basis a location in the Lancaster or Harrisburg area.
Committee meets bi-monthly either on the second Wednesday at 9:30 AM or immediately prior to or following a NJRC program, at Associa Mid-Atlantic's Mt. Laurel, NJ office or another location in South Jersey.
Committee meets bi-monthly on the third Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. at a location in Center City.
Committee meets before or after each Poconos and Lehigh Valley program on site at the program location.