Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest! 
To identify the volunteer opportunity that would be best for you, please think about your own skills, knowledge, and experience. It’s also very important to consider the time you have to give and the type of work you like to do. The work of our volunteers is developed with guidance from the NACS Board of Trustees, to address the NACS Strategic Priorities
 
How do I volunteer?
It's easy...just download and submit the NACS Volunteer Response Form! We'll work together to identify the volunteer opportunities best suited for you.
 
How are volunteers selected?
Most volunteers are appointed in partnership with the NACS President-Elect between October and January. Some volunteers are recruited by NACS staff, so opportunities are available year-round. When we receive your volunteer response form, we’ll contact you to let you know what’s next. We’re committed to finding opportunities for anyone who would like to serve.
 
What are the opportunities available every year?
In addition to the four councils working with the NACS Education Committee, other volunteers work on behalf of various member communities—small stores, community college stores, privately owned stores, K-12 stores, and Young Professionals–20/30 Club. Advisory committees give input to the NACS Board and staff on the association’s various services and initiatives. Examples include the Associate Committee and Government Relations Committee. Most terms are one-year with the option to reapply. Work is accomplished primarily via conference calls and email, but may include one face-to-face meeting (travel expenses paid by NACS). The time commitment varies depending on the scope of projects—typically not more than two hours per month.
 
Do you have short-term opportunities?
Yes, we always have those! Examples include assisting in the development or revision of programs, coaching an online course, helping to recruit or retain members, CAMEX volunteer, email or onsite focus groups, and providing testimonials on programs and services. Interested in writing for the magazine? You can write something yourself, or collaborate with others. Check with Editor Michael Von Glahn about topics and viewpoints. Visit The College Store, NACS’ official publication, for complete information on the many ways to contribute. 
 
What about the NACS Foundation?
Help build a better tomorrow for our industry! Visit NACS Foundation for volunteer opportunities.
 
CCRA?
Support the leading resource and advocate for the higher education technology community! Visit CCRA to learn more. 
 
State/Regional Associations?
Get involved locally—through committees, task forces, presentations, newsletter writing, and more. Learn how you can directly contribute to the success of the college store industry and develop skills you can use, both on the job and in future work, as a volunteer leader. Contact the association in your local area. They’d love to hear from you!
 
The NACS Board of Trustees
Help set the strategic direction of the association. Learn more about serving on the NACS Board.
 
Need more information?
Send an email to Cindy Thompson or Renee Ybarra, or call (800) 622-7498, ext. 2226 (Cindy) or 2352 (Renee). 
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