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Benefits of Volunteering with the Mt Baker Chapter of SHRM

    Thank you for your interest in becoming involved in your local Mt Baker Chapter of SHRM. We have different types of volunteer opportunities - Leadership Positions (Board member positions) or Volunteer Activities (committee member positions). To learn more about our Chapter's committee member opportunities, please click here.

    Leadership/Board Positions serve a term of 12 months (calendar year) - to learn more about each of our Chapter's Board positions and review a specific position description, please click here

    Immediately below are some general requirements and responsibilites that should be considered before deciding to run for or accept a Board position.

    • Be an active and engaged Board member. This includes attending monthly board meetings as well as chapter meetings and programs. It also includes being prepared for Board meetings, asking critical questions, and helping the Board come to agreement in making decisions that affect chapter membership.
    • Know or build your knowledge about your chapter, SHRM, and its governing bylaws. Learn about SHRM and its role with your chapter. The SHRM Leaders Guide is available online in the Volunteer Leaders’ Resource Center (VLRC) to assist you.
    • Stay informed of trends in the field of human resources and timely issues affecting your chapter.
    • Abstain from activities that may appear to create a conflict of interest. Follow the SHRM Code of Ethical and Professional Standards in Human Resource Management and Chapter Conflict of Interest Policy.
    • Be willing to provide contacts and resources to help your chapter grow and develop as an organization.
    • Maintain confidentiality, as appropriate, of chapter Board issues and membership data.
    • Be a SHRM National and SHRM Chapter member in good standing.

    Some benefits of becoming a chapter Board member include:

    • The chance to make an impact and assist in the development of your chapter and the HR profession.
    • An opportunity to be recognized as a leader in the field of human resources.
    • The valuable opportunity to network with peers and colleagues within the HR profession and/or within the local small business community.
    • Hours spent as a volunteer leader can be counted toward re-certification hours for HRCI.
    • An SHRM volunteer leader in one of the following chapter volunteer leadership roles is eligible to take the certification exam under the Pay-if-You-Pass policy for a fee of $120:
      • Chapter Presidents
      • Chapter President-Elects
      • Chapter Certification Chair/Director
      • Faculty Advisors to Student Chapters

    Please direct any questions concerning the Pay-If-You-Pass policy to HRCI at 1-800-283-7476.

    • The opportunity to attend SHRM’s Annual Leadership Conference in November. Conference is FREE for Chapter President OR President-Elect. The conference registration fee for other chapter board members is only $200. Accommodations are FREE if you meet the requirements above.

    If you have any questions regarding this information or you would like to get more information about a specific board position, please email us at info.mtbakershrm@gmail.com.

    Thanks again for considering the donation of your time and effort to assist your chapter become the best that it can be. We thank you for your interest in serving your chapter and your profession.