There are many opportunities to volunteer your time and energy to the sorority. They really encourage you to share your life lessons and the talents you possess with others. You can serve just one chapter or the entire foundation. There is always room for another point of view and new ideas to keep the organization growing.
There is a list of volunteer positions most requested. This list includes the time you will need to devote to meet these needs. There are training requirements for most if not all volunteer jobs. This training must be complete before you move forward. The tools you use in your profession of 11management team to supervise memberships or finances of a chapter or regional chapter. There are regional directors and managers, sectional that only preside over a limited number of chapters, and chapter advisors that limit their involvement to one chapter only.
Some positions such as presidents and regional directors are elected while others are appointed. The president is elected to the position by the chapter congress. One of his responsibilities is to appoint committees for special projects. They normally commit to approximately ten hours a week for two years. The vice president has a lower hourly pledge of about seven hours weekly for two years. There is also a local vice president position that is appointed by the fraternity to govern just that chapter.
The board of directors is an elected position and they are chosen by the chapter’s congress. Previous volunteer work is mandatory. The director not only represents the entire fraternity but oversees that the best interest for the organization is met with each decision rendered. While the term itself is longer, three years the hourly commitment is less. They must attend two weekend meetings a year and at least four hours a month.
The judicial committee is one of the most interesting and challenging choices available. They are in charge of risk management not only for the organization but also for the individual members. The training includes how to investigate chapter’s decisions and determine if the actions are harmful to the organization as a whole. You may be amongst the chosen if you are requested to act as an investigating officer for the judicial system. The job includes interviewing the people involved and documenting your findings with or without recommendations regarding discipline. The time of commitment varies per case.
There are other numerous committees that need your time and loyalty. You can join the chairman advisory council or offer your talents as a speaker to the educational department. If you are interested in becoming a competition judge at businesses contact the alumni development director. There are so many volunteer opportunities available it seems unlikely that you would have difficulty finding the one that touches a cord with you. In addition, the Alpha Kappa Psi parent chapter is working in affiliation with several corporate non-profit sponsors including Taco Bell applications for the under privileged, Subway employment initiatives and Chick-fil-a volunteer groups. If you have ideas for new positions those are welcome too. There is a form you can submit with suggestions and requests. Your loyalty and dedication to your fraternity is what counts the most.