Chapter Volunteering

BE A PART OF THE TEAM!

We have over 2,800 members in the AMTA-MA Chapter. With so many members and more throughout the massage therapy community, there is a lot we can accomplish. We just need the numbers to help. We can all do our part.

So please consider being an AMTA-MA Chapter volunteer. Opportunities range from doing an occasional task at home on our behalf to being a member of our Board of Directors! You can help out for one day, one month or one year!

While we come across so many talented people to share their skills with us to improve our chapter, we find that while volunteering, you end up developing a new skill that will translate into other areas of your life. 

All we ask is that you consider it. Then take the time to fill out our Volunteer Registration Form and our Director of Volunteering and Support Development will connect with you.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

The AMTA-MA Chapter will always accept a helping hand! 

The following is a list of our Board of Director (BOD) positions where people serve a two-year term. These volunteer positions are elected positions where you submit a head shot and a bio explaining your career path and why you'd like to be on the BOD. Elections are held online so it provides a greater opportunity for members to vote! Members can vote in the weeks leading up to our Annual Meeting that takes place in April. This way, we can announce our winners at the Annual Meeting.

  • President
  • 2 Board Members (formerly 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents)
  • Secretary
  • Financial Administrator (formerly Treasurer)

If you are interested or simply want to know more about what is involved PLEASE email info@massamta.org and we'll be happy to help!

Open Volunteer Positions

Position open: Scholarship Committee

Job Description: Help review all applications for scholarship awards

Skills needed: Wanting to help give a deserving student a little kick start for their new profession

Estimated time commitment: 2-3 hours once a year and ability to attend the annual meeting to help present the award with the committee

Training provided by chapter: Training and information pertinent to the scholarship award.

Lead person for the Scholarship: Kelly Dalbec

Contact: - Chapter President, Greg Hurd - greghurdlmt@gmail.com

Position open: Awards Committee Chair

Job Description: The Awards Committee chairperson will 

  • monitor the AMTA National website for award information and time lines 
  • work with Website committee to call for nominations for various chapter awards 
  • work with chapter Board of Directors to have all awards designed and printed for Annual Meeting
  • assist in presenting awards at Annual Meeting

Skills needed: Writing and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with chapter leadership via email.

Estimated time commitment: This is a seasonal volunteer job, requiring about 1 to 3 hours of time monthly, from January through May each year.

Training provided by chapter: Current chair will provide instructions and guidance to incoming volunteer, and be available to answer questions throughout the year. Additional and ongoing support will be provided by chapter Board of Directors and Website committee.

Contact: Gail Dobinski at nurtouchthermassage@gmail.com

Position open: Communications Committee - Website & social media assistant(s)

Job Description: This is a very broad position that can be individually tailored to suit the skills and desires of a few volunteers. Website tasks include general content updates to the website, including adding events, news articles and blog posts, (not necessarily writing them, but inputting to the website), configuring bulk emails. Tasks could include interpreting website analytics and creative thinking for future projects.

Social media tasks include content curation(looking for cool stuff to share with the members), scheduling posts in advance to the chapter’s social media streams. Working closely with committee chair to be sure chapter events and news gets shared in social media networks.

Volunteers in this committee will be supported by each other, with at least two people knowing how to accomplish every task, so responsibilities can be shared and organized according to desire of workload.

Skills needed: General computer and internet skills. If you’re smooth with word processing and/or spreadsheets and/or constant contact (or mail chimp, etc) and/or wordpress, you can handle this position.

Estimated time commitment: approximately 2-3 hours/month, can be tailored to more or less depending on volunteer desires.

Training provided by chapter: Live webinar training directly with website company and with Kristen Lutz, (Communications Program Director). Ongoing support and training as news tasks emerge.

Contact: Kristen Lutz at communications@massamta.org