CAI's mission is fulfilled through education, advocacy and other programs that would not be possible without the support of many CAI members who volunteer their time and expertise. Volunteer service also helps members maximize the value of membership, 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. In addition to the fun and rewarding experience, manager members also earn points on the PCAM application for volunteering with the chapter.
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 scheduled for Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Blue Bell Country Club at 3:00 PM, prior to the chapter's annual meeting and holiday party. All chapter volunteers will receive free admission to the holiday party!
Before nominating yourself to join a committee, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the following committee policies and expectations:
To volunteer for a committee for 2019, please complete the online volunteer nomination form. The deadline to submit a committee nomination form is Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
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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.
Annual Conference & Expo Committee
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.
Awards Committee (New for 2019)
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 second Tuesday at 10:00 AM, generally at the chapter office.
Business Partners Council
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 Wednesday at 11:00 AM, generally at the chapter office.
Plan and promote education seminars and networking opportunities for homeowner / board members. Develop additional resources for CAVL/homeowner members and assist in recruiting homeowner / board members to join CAI. Homeowners / board members only, please! Committee meets bi-monthly on the fourth Monday at 6:30 PM, via conference call.
Communications & Content Committee
Although this committee helps plan and publish Community Assets magazine as well as develop content for our blog, @ Home with CAI, our new video FAQs 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 videos and podcasts. Little to no actual writing is required! Committee meets monthly on the second Thursday at 11:00 AM, generally at the chapter office.
Golf Tournament Committee
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.
Gold Star Community Recognition Committee
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.
Government & Professional Affairs Committee
Build relationships between community associations, local government entities, and related professional associations such as the Bar Association, Builders Association, Realtors Association and municipal government associations. Consider joint educational programs with the above associations and participate in the annual Legislative Day at the Capitol. Committee meets monthly on the second Thursday at 9:30 AM, generally at the chapter office.
Plan and promote education symposiums, webinars and networking opportunities for managers. Administer the Manager Designations Scholarship Program and assist in recruiting managers to join CAI. Managers only, please! Committee meets bi-monthly on the first Thursday at 9:30 AM, generally at the chapter office.
P.U.L.S.E. Committee - Professionals United to Lead, Serve & Engage
CAI's new 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. This is a brand new committee. Join now and help us create exciting new opportunities for the committee and CAI's entire membership while making this new volunteer opportunity the heartbeat of CAI! 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:
Central PA (Lancaster-York-Harrisburg)
Committee meets bi-monthly on the third Tuesday at 10:00 AM, at a location in the Lancaster or Harrisburg area.
New Jersey (Camden, Gloucester, Salem and parts of Burlington Counties)
Committee meets monthly on the first Wednesday at 9:30 AM, at a location in South Jersey.
Philadelphia (City of Philadelphia)
Committee meets bi-monthly on the second Wednesday at 12:00 Noon at a location in Center City.
Pocono Mountains & Lehigh Valley (Allentown to Scranton and everything in between)
Committee meets before or after each Poconos and Lehigh Valley program on site at the program location.