2020 Volunteer Corner

Calling all SAHRA Members 

We have some great volunteer opportunities!

Bryan Hawkins 

SAHRA Secretary& Volunteer Coordinator


Would you like to make a difference?  SAHRA is always looking for volunteers to donate time, energy and experience to make our community and our Association a better place! To volunteer, complete the form at the bottom of this page. Questions? Contact Bryan at bryan.hawkins@stoel.com

Member Services Committee

Membership Committee Goal:  To increase member retention through outreach (calls, social media, emails) & engagement activities.  To respond to analytics; anticipate and compensate for seasonal shifts in membership.

Member Services activities currently performed:

  • Conduct new member orientations
  • Provide engagement activity for mixers
  • Member outreach
  • Newsletter contributions
  • Utilize budget for incentives such as:  referrals, recurring payment, etc.

Member Services activities proposed for 2020:

  • Membership table at each meeting
  • Incentives for: 
    • Referrals
    • Signing up for recurring payments
    • Other   

Professional Development Committee

  • Focus Areas
    • Identifying speaker topics based on membership feedback
      • Surveys
      • Feedback forms at end of each presentation
      • Additional phone follow-up with “influencers” in attendance to get clear and complete info
      • Level of information delivery needed – introductory, expert, implementation tips…
    • Develop “roster” of speakers with diverse topic backgrounds
      • Preview presentation prior to invitation to present to SAHRA members – attend and event where it is presented
      • Rating system that is consistent for use by all volunteers
      • Work with Conference team to get info on best attended/rated sessions and speaker rating info – would we want to invite them back?
    • Establish annual “cascade” of topics
      • Work with Conference team to avoid direct overlap, but maybe springboard on some of these topics
      • Ensure Legal conference topics and annual legal training are not replicated, but possibly expand on well-received / highly engaging topics
      • Ensure that each topic is applicable to various skill levels of HR practitioners as well as being appropriate for varied size and industry workforces
    • Work with staff on rotation of meetings – pre-plan so we can announce a full schedule early
      • Breakfast/lunch meetings
      • Different geographic areas
    • Develop/maintain on-going tracking of meeting results to find trends
      • Location/date/timing of meeting
      • Attendance levels
      • Topic/presenter
      • Feedback from membership
  • Who / How Many / Commitment
    • 2-3 HR practitioners with speaker / presenter connections in the market area
    • Must have ability to assess and communicate speaker skills / style / applicability of information to SAHRA members
    • Must attend quarterly Membership meetings
    • Willing to attend presentations in advance to assess – if rotated through group, likely commitment would be 5-6 hours/quarter
    • Possibly 3-4 hours needed in Oct/Nov to plan following year’s topic cascade

Women's Empowerment Volunteer Opportunities

Women's Empowerment is ending homelessness, one woman and one family at a time! Women's Empowerment relies on the support of SAHRA member volunteers. Click here to learn more about Women's Empowerment, and view the current volunteer opportunities below. 

Master Application and References
Tuesday, February 4th
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Resume Writing Workshop
Wednesday, February 12th
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cover Letter Writing Workshop
Wednesday, February 19th
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mock Interviews
Wednesday, March 4th
8:45 am - 12:15 pm
Personal and Employment Action Plans & Goal Setting
Monday, March 16th
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

  Interested in volunteering? Complete the form below.

Questions? Contact Bryan at bryan.hawkins@stoel.com

Contact Us

Sacramento Area Human Resource Association
1800 J Street Sacramento, CA 95811

916.451.9031 916.448.5933 fax info@sahra.org