SWE Boston is run by members like yourself who help us plan programs, reach out to the community, and perform the general administrative duties. Volunteering with SWE Boston is a great way to build professional skills: team leadership, meeting planning, presentation and facilitation, and negotiating are just some areas you can gain expertise.
Volunteer positions give a great deal of visibility and networking opportunities. Responsibilities range from a few hours one time to an ongoing commitment. Many of the positions do not involve attending any meetings and can be done on your own time. Volunteering is a great way to meet other SWE members and have a lot of fun! Read more about different SWE Boston committees below.
Professional Development Committee
SWE's Professional Development programs include notable speakers, workshops, panel discussions, and joint events with other engineering societies. Your involvement in the committee will help you to develop leadership skills and gain visibility within SWE, your company, and the community. You can participate in the following ways:
1. Be a speaker coordinator for one of our monthly meetings
2. Suggest a speaker who might be a good fit to address SWE Boston
3. Be a location coordinator for a meeting by making arrangements for the meal and meeting location
4. Be an overall coordinator and create the meeting notice as well as oversee the speaker & location coordinator's tasks
5. Work with your employer to host or sponsor a meeting
6. Help at the registration table at a meeting
To volunteer with the Professional Development Committee, contact PD@sweboston.org.
K-12 Outreach Committee
The K-12 Outreach Committee coordinates programs concerning career guidance that inform women, their families, guidance counselors, and the public in general, of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them. Current programs include Mentoring, Girl Scout Badge Workshops, School Outreach, Speakers Bureau, Informational Interviewing, Job Shadow, Merit Certificates, Scholarships, and Science Fair Judging. You can help out on this committee by helping to plan an outreach event, mentoring students via email, participating in job shadow or informational interviewing, speaking to students about engineering, mailing letters to guidance counselors, judging a science fair, and in countless other ways. For more information, contact our K-12 Outreach VP at email@example.com.
SWE Collegiate Counselor
Every Collegiate Section must have a SWE Counselor. The Counselor acts as a source of information about SWE and its goals, as a liaison between industry and the Student Section, and as a role model and source of moral support. Counselor responsibilities include reviewing the Section’s annual and financial reports, attending Student Section meetings from time to time, and being on call to answer questions as they arise. The time commitment for this job depends on the Student Section, but it is not more than a few hours per month. If you are interested, please send a message to Collegiate Section Liaison.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
If you have ideas about new projects that SWE could start or an area you'd like to help out with that is not listed, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.