Volunteers Make a Difference!

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” - Winston Churchill

If you really want to get the most from your dues dollar, get involved. Ask any truly engaged volunteer and you’ll invariably hear “I got more than I gave.”

By volunteering, you can…
• Expand your professional network
• Broaden your perspective
• Enhance your skills
• Build your resume
• Make a difference for your profession
• Make a difference for yourself!

Don't ever question the value of volunteers. Noah's Ark was built by volunteers; the Titanic was built by professionals. ~ anonymous

There are lots of ways you can get involved with AIDC and help us bring value your peers and your profession. The time commitment for each varies, but rarely exceeds a few hours per month and some roles can be taken on for however long and whenever convenient for you! Here are just a few areas for your consideration...

Admissions Team - Develop and execute recruitment and retention programs to help sustain and grow the chapter.

  • Team Members - Welcome new members; develop and coordinate new member recruitment programs – 2x per year;
  • Team Leader - Coordinates efforts of team members and shares goals and progress with AIDC board and management.

Candidate Guidance Team - Work with Candidates for Designation to help them advance their appraisal career and achieve designation.

  • Team Members - Welcome new associates, share contacts and experience, and provide guidance on certification.
  • Team Leader - Coordinates efforts of team members and shares goals and progress with AIDC board and management.

Education Team - Produce courses and seminars which best fill current education needs of membership.

  • Team Members - Review available courses and member education needs; set dates; identify & confirm instructors; assist with on-site course management.
  • Team Leader - Coordinates efforts of team members and shares goals and progress with AIDC board and management.

Event Team - Develop chapter programs which address area-specific appraisal issues and provide quality networking opportunities.

  • Team Members - Identify unique/compelling topics/issues; set dates & locations; Identify & confirm speakers; Help develop promotional copy
  • Team Leader - Coordinates efforts of team members and shares goals and progress with AIDC board and management.

Government Relations Team - Work with AI to review and, as necessary, respond to relevant legislative and regulatory initiatives in MD, DC and VA.

  • Team Members - Review bills/regulations; Help draft response; Meet with area legislators/regulators.
  • Team Leader - Coordinates efforts of team members and shares goals and progress with AIDC board and management.

News Team - Collects and/or writes informative articles which enhance our appraisal knowledge via our monthly newsletter and website.

  • News Scouts - Keep an eye out for interesting articles worth sharing.
  • Writers/Editors - Compose and/or edit articles on area appraisal issues.
  • Team Leader - Develops editorial calendar; coordinates efforts of team members and shares goals and progress with AIDC board and management.

Experience Review Team - Review appraisals submitted by prospective designees to ensure each meets the high standards of our credentials.

  • Team Members - Review appraisals submitted by prospective designees as requested and celebrate new SRA/MAI recipients.
  • Team Leader - Coordinates efforts of team members and shares goals and progress with AIDC board and management.

Sponsorship Team - Identify and solicit chapter sponsors to help fund member programs and services.

  • Team Members - Identify prospective sponsors; make preliminary contacts; review and update benefit packages.
  • Team Leader - Coordinates efforts of team members and shares goals and progress with AIDC board and management.

Website Team - Update and help maintain content of the AIDC website to ensure availability of current, high quality appraisal information.

  • Team Members - Regularly review AIDC and related sites; recommend content and/or design updates as needed.
  • Team Leader - Coordinates efforts of team members and shares goals and progress with AIDC board and management.

Board of Directors - Plan and coordinate chapter programs, services and management firm to ensure AIDC brings the greatest possible value to our members and the profession.

  • Directors - Participate in and/or lead program/project teams; review program/project, membership and financial reports; provide feedback and guidance to officers.
  • Regional Representatives - Represent the chapter at AI regional meetings.
  • Officers - Provide strategic direction to chapter; coordinate efforts of directors and teams; provide feedback and guidance to management firm.

Interested? Send an email to volunteer@appraisalinstitutedc.org. We'll get in touch and see how you can make the most of your membership and AIDC!

 

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