Volunteer Opportunities!

The list below includes opportunities at every level of involvement from a few minutes a week, to a few hours. We can work with you to find the right fit for your schedule and interests.

University Committees
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Benefits Advisory Committee
One member is needed to take over our role on the Benefits Advisory Committee. This will include going to the Benefits Advisory Committee meetings, taking notes, and reporting back to the Local at monthly membership meetings. Training will be provided by our current Benefits Advisory Committee member.

Board of Regents
One member is needed to take over the role of attending the Board of Regents meetings. This will include going to the Board of Regents meetings, taking notes, and reporting back to the Local at monthly membership meetings. Training will be provided by the Local.

Organizing Committees
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Bulletin Board Committee members and chair
In our contract, “the Union shall be granted posting rights for Union meeting notices and other official Union publications on specifically designated Department bulletin boards at mutually agreeable locations.” The Bulletin Board Committee will identify where bulletin boards are located in buildings where the Local has members, recruit those members to be Bulletin Board Organizers, and receive and distribute materials to be posted.

Members that will receive and post union materials to the bulletin boards in their work areas and offices.

New Employee Orientation Committee members
One to three members are needed to attend and prepare for the University’s New Employee Orientation. This meeting happens approximately once a month, from 9:30 AM - 11 AM. New Employee Orientation Committee members will staff the labor table at the New Employee Orientation Benefits fair and answer prospective members’ questions and meet the Local’s recruitment goals. Training will be provided by the Vice President of Organizing and the Local Organizer. ATTENDANCE AT NEO IS ON UNIVERSITY PAID TIME.

Happy Hour Committee members and chair
Members are needed to plan, manage, and execute the monthly Local Happy Hour. Responsibilities include: location selection, collecting contact information, talking about the Local’s activities and goals, answering questions about the Local.

Board Game Night Committee members and chair
Members are needed to plan, manage, and execute the monthly Local Board Game Night. Responsibilities include: bringing the board games to and from the event, collecting contact information, talking about the Local’s activities and goals, answering questions about the Local.

Recruitment Committee members and chair
Ten members are needed to plan, manage, and execute the Local's long recruitment goals. This includes phone banking and site visits to different offices on campus. The Local pays for any time you are away from the office during your scheduled shift. Training will be provided by the Vice President of Organizing, the Local Organizer, and current committee members.

Collective Action Committee members and chair
Multiple members are needed to plan, manage, and execute the Local's collective actions. This includes any action taken together by the Local with the goal of achieving a common objective. Examples include: Day on the Hill, showing up to the Board of Regents meeting to show support for the Local, attending other collective actions by other locals and unions, etc… This committee will work in partnership with the Stewards Committee, when needed. Training will be provided by the Vice President of Organizing, the Local Organizer.

Organizing Committee
Members are needed to plan, manage, and execute the long term organizing, recruitment, and collective actions of the Local. Membership will include the chairs of all other organizing committees. Members are required to attend the monthly organizing meeting.

Steward Committee
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Steward Committee
Chaired by the Chief Steward, the Steward Committee meets once a month and is a place where stewards can work together on grievances, problems, workplace issues, learn what’s happening at different worksites in the local, report on potential problems, and develop problem-solving strategies and action plans. This committee will help develop a strong team of stewards, build the confidence of new stewards, and sharpen the skills needed to represent members and build a stronger local. This committee will work in partnership with the Collective Action Committee, when needed. Training is provided by the Local and Council 5.

Other Committees
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Negotiation Committee
Members are encouraged to participate in the nomination of Negotiation Committee members. Negotiation Committee members are members in good standing, that are elected to represent the local in contract negotiations. Labor Management Committees These committees help promote a mutually constructive and cooperative relationship between the University and the Local.

Social Media Committee
Chaired by the Local Secretary, this committee manages our online presence on Facebook and Twitter.

Ad-Hoc Working Committees
These committees include but are not limited to specific committees charged with planning, managing, and executing any short and medium term goals the local may engage in.

25th Anniversary Committee
This committee is dedicated to the planning and execution of the Local's 25th Anniversary celebration to be held sometime in May or June. If you are interested in helping, please send an e-mail to [email protected] whether you want to be involved in the process from start to finish or just want to be notified if we need a one time bit of help, everything is welcome!

Open Local Leadership Positions
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Chief Steward
From the AFSCME Steward Handbook:
“The chief steward is usually a member who has been active as a steward for a number of years. He or she has experience handling grievances and resolving workplace problems and issues. The chief steward is thoroughly familiar with the contract, work rules, and management policies and procedures. The chief steward also knows the players – the various managers and supervisors – that stewards will deal with.”

Executive Board Members
From our Constitution:
“The Executive Board shall be the governing body of the local union except when meetings of the local union are in session. All matters affecting the policies, aims and means of accomplishing the purposes of the local not specifically provided for in this Constitution or by action of the membership at a regular or special meeting shall be decided by the Executive Board.”

Trustees
From our Constitution,
“The trustees shall make or cause to be made at least semi-annually an audit of the finances of the local, including the finances concerning any health and welfare, pension, insurance or other benefit programs covering members of such local, and shall report to the membership on the results of such audit.” ONE TRUSTEE IS UP FOR ELECTION/RELECTION EACH YEAR. TRUSTEE IS A 3 YEAR TERM.