CityClub thrives because diverse community members get involved. Volunteers work side-by-side with CityClub staff to develop topical programs from idea generation to speaker selection.
Participation in CityClub's Program Committee and Health Care Task Force offers in-depth immersion in vital regional issues, first hand access to regional experts and leaders, interactions with other engaged CityClub members, and leadership development experience. Other CityClub committees operate in various ways. Some work steadily throughout the year. Others require concerted efforts for more limited time periods. Most offer two levels of participation, with a core steering group that meets regularly for continuity and planning and resource assistants who are willing to help on specific events or projects as they arise.
We always have many projects underway that can use a helping hand, and pride ourselves on being flexible and creating win win opportunities for people to get involved with our work. Opportunities include but are not limited to: greeting guests at events, outreach for forums and initiatives, office work and online research.
If you are interested in volunteering with CityClub, please fill out our volunteer application (PDF) and send it to Trish Peeples at email@example.com. Tell us about your interest areas, availability and skills and we will work with you to find an opportunity that makes sense.
The opportunity to participate in forum committee is one of the big perks to being a CityClub member. This key committee oversees the planning of CityClub’s approximately 25 programs annually on issues including elections, business and economics, education, social justice, environment, homelessness, science and technology, healthcare, arts and culture, and much more. Program Committee ensures that each event meets the CityClub standards of excellence and reviews each forum for lessons for the future. Committee members help develop the questions asked at the forums, brainstorm panelists, moderators, and possible topics for future discussions. Each event also has a chair that works with staff to secure speakers, draft communications and prepare our moderator. Program Committee meets once or twice monthly over lunch. The chair is a member of CityClub’s Board of Governors.
Health Care Task Force
CityClub task force members develop and direct the health care forums. (Task forces may develop around additional issue areas in the future.) Each group generates between three and five events for the calendar year. The task forces are comprised of members who are interested in that specific topic and often represent different sectors of the community. Each group meets a minimum of once per quarter and a maximum of once monthly to plan forums. The chair(s) of each task force is a member of the CityClub Program Committee which provides oversight of the work done by all the task forces.
Newly re-formed, CityClub's Hospitality Committee is a group of volunteers that helps us welcome new CityClub Network members and maintain positive relationships for the duration of their participation. Hospitality includes event greeting and volunteering, as well as behind-the-scenes brainstorming, coordination and execution of Network-related campaigns and events.
This committee meets quarterly, with monthly volunteer opportunities. While you don't need to be a CityClub Network member to serve on this committee, we do prefer people who have a history of involvement with CityClub.