Celebrating over 50 years of serving medical writers in the Delaware Valley

Volunteering with AMWA-DVC

Volunteering with AMWA-DVC is a great way to build your network and develop your career. We have volunteer opportunities available in programs, newsletter, Web site, membership, and more. Most volunteer tasks take a few hours a month or less.

AMWA-DVC Volunteer Tasks

Volunteer Coordinator – Kira Belkin (Volunteer@amwa-dvc.org)

Chair:

  • Develop a system to connect volunteers with areas of needed service, develop and maintain a list of volunteer tasks, facilitate networking of volunteers

Committee members:

  • Recruit and place volunteers
  • Develop database of volunteers and projects

Finance Committee – Mark Bowlby (Treasurer@amwa-dvc.org)

Chair:

  • Prepare chapter budget and financial statements. Accountable for use of chapter funds.

Committee members:

  • President, Past President, Member at Large

Programs Committee (Pennsylvania) – Open (Programs@amwa-dvc.org)

Chair:

  • Oversee PA programs and related tasks below

Committee members:

  • Reservations: Take reservations via e-mail and mail. Collect checks. Keep a list of reservations and bring/send it to the meeting.
  • Site selection: Gather information on potential sites and make recommendations to the program chair.
  • Topic selection: Gather information on potential topics and speakers and make recommendations to the program chair.
  • Registration: Check in members at the meeting. Collect payment for those who have not paid in advance.
  • Meeting analysis: Assist with periodic meeting evaluations and analysis.

Programs Committee (New Jersey) – Karen Todd-Jenkins (NJPrograms@amwa-dvc.org)

Chair:

  • Oversee N.J. programs and related tasks below

Committee members:

  • Reservations: Take reservations via e-mail, mail, and phone. Collect checks. Keep a list of reservations and bring/send it to the meeting.
  • Site selection: Gather information on potential sites and make recommendations to the program chair.
  • Topic selection: Gather information on potential topics and speakers and make recommendations to the program chair.
  • Registration: Check in members at the meeting. Collect payment for those who have not paid in advance.
  • Meeting analysis: Send meeting chair evaluation form after each meeting. Keep these, and extract information for separate reports (e.g., site reports and speaker/topic reports).

Princeton Conference – Darryl L'Heureux (Princeton@amwa-dvc.org)

Chair:

  • Oversee Princeton Conference (site selection, speaker and topic selection, etc.)

Committee members:

  • Workshop selection
  • Workshop leader recruitment
  • Workshop scheduling
  • Promotion
  • Registration confirmation
  • Name badge preparation
  • Registration table
  • Core/advanced curriculum workshop monitor (2)

Freelance Workshop Program Committee – Ruwaida Vakil (Freelance@amwa-dvc.org)

Chair:

  • Oversee freelance workshop (site selection, speaker and topic selection, etc.)

Committee members:

  • Create brochure and work with chair on publicity
  • Three volunteers needed to work on-site registrations

Membership Committee – Julie Munden (Membership@amwa-dvc.org)

Chair:

  • Serve as the point person for new member inquiries and receive lists of new members from national. Send introductory letters to all new DVC members. Supervise committee members.

Committee members:

  • Personally invite new members to the next 1 or 2 chapter meetings/events after they join
  • New Member Reception: held for 15 minutes during the cocktail hour of each meeting with new members and 1 or 2 Executive Committee members
  • Certificates: Each year, get a list of members with 10 or more years of membership from national. Prepare long-term membership certificates and present/mail them to members.

Web Site Committee – Janet Manfre  (Webchair@amwa-dvc.org)

Chair:

  • Maintain and update the chapter's Web site, including chapter events, newsletters, and announcements.

Committee members:

  • Work with chair to establish and meet goals for enhancing the AMWA-DVC Web site
  • Assist with other tasks, as needed.

Delawriter Newsletter – Carol DiBerardino (Delawriter@amwa-dvc.org)

Chair:

  • Edit the chapter newsletter

Committee members:

  • Submit articles
  • Proofread

Webinar Committee – Jennifer Minarcik (Webinar@amwa-dvc.org)

Chair:

Oversee chapter webinars and related tasks below


Committee members:

Topic Selection: Gather information on potential topics and speakers then make recommendations to the webinar chair.

Promotion: Develop webinar announcements for website, email communication, and LinkedIn chapter group page.

Webinar Analysis: Create summaries based on the information gathered from the exit webinar poll data and report to the webinar chair.