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Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for opportunities for leadership? Are you excited about making a difference? The Rochester Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is run by a team of volunteers. We need your help. Contact Bobbi Werner at president@stc-rochester.org or the leaders below and we’ll find something that fits your time and your passion!

Current Needs

PR and Marketing

The chapter needs someone, or preferably a team of folks, to act as the Marketing and PR Committee. Our program managers need help promoting their monthly programs; the Spectrum co-chairs need assistance promoting the Call for Proposals, Call for Sponsors, and registration; the chapter needs to send out periodic emails about chapter and STC opportunities and activities; and there are other opportunities for the right person or group. There is so much to talk about, but members and friends of the chapter don’t have regular communications from the chapter because there is not a dedicated person or team coordinating efforts.
The Marketing and PR committee will have access to the chapter’s MailChimp account for sending emails to the chapter’s members and friends list, our Twitter account for scheduling tweets, our Facebook account for scheduling posts, our LinkedIn account and page to post there, and we are open to exploring other social media platforms if we have the team to do it.
Doesn’t this sound exciting? Do you know how to write social media content and post it and want that in your portfolio? Please contact president@stc-rochester.org for more information.

Alternately, does this all sound scary and intimidating because you don’t have experience with social media? We have Council members who have been handling marketing and PR who are happy to train you. Please contact president@stc-rochester.org for more information.

Do you know old school PR like contacting newspapers with press releases? The chapter needs you too. Please contact president@stc-rochester.org for more information.

Mentors

The STC Rochester mentoring program needs mentors who can share their professional expertise with students, new technical communication practitioners, and others interested in a career in technical communication. For more information about the mentoring program see our Call for Mentors and contact Chuck Campbell, mentoring@stc-rochester.org

Spectrum 2019

Work is starting on the Rochester Chapter’s premier educational event — Spectrum 2019, to be held in March of 2019 on the RIT campus.

We invite you to join us as a volunteer, to plan and deliver a great educational experience. There are lots of jobs, both large and small. We need committee chairs, committee members, and one-time and short-term helpers. Volunteers will receive reduced or even free admission to the conference!

Spectrum is not only a terrific educational opportunity for technical communicators — it’s a chance for you to help us build on the successful tradition of this conference. Over the last few years, Spectrum has attracted increasing regional interest, drawing outstanding presenters from around the U.S. and Canada, as well as attendees from outside Western New York.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can grow your skills, meet new people, and make a major contribution to the western New York technical communication community and beyond, contact the Spectrum co-chairs, Ben Woelk and Frances Nardia, at spectrum@stc-rochester.org

Web Team

We are looking for volunteers who are interested in providing content or learning WordPress and helping maintain both the STC Rochester and Spectrum conference sites. If you’d like to gain some marketable experience or create content, contact Ben Woelk at webmaster@stc-rochester.org