Have you wanted to get involved in YALSA but don’t know where to start? Are you a committee pro but don’t have the time to commit to a full-year term? Are you a YALSA member who likes a shorter-term volunteer opportunity?
Member award juries and short-term groups may be just what you are looking for! Juries work for just 3 months, and short-term groups work for 6 months. What does a jury do? They vet applications for a particular member grant or award and choose a winner. Short term groups focus on completing a specific job.
Juries (3-month appointment, starting Nov. 1; 4-month appointment for chairs, starting Oct. 1)
- ♣ Conference Scholarships
- ♣ Collection Development Grant
- ♣ Frances Henne Research Grant
- ♣ Great Books Giveaway
- ♣ Innovation in Teen Services Award (new this year!)
- ♣ MAE Award for Best Literacies Program
- ♣ Volunteer of the Year Award
- ♣ Writing Award
Short Term Groups
- ♣ Annual Conference Marketing & Local Arrangements (6 months, starting Jan. 1)
- ♣ Legislative Advocacy Taskforce (6 months, starting Dec. 1)
- ♣ Midwinter Marketing & Local Arrangements (6 months, starting Sept. 1)
- ♣ Symposium Planning Taskforce (6 months, starting Dec. 1)
- ♣ Board Development Committee (starts work Jan. 1)
The jury and short-term group volunteer window is open until August 1. Use this form to volunteer! If you have been appointed to a group you will receive an official invitation from YALSA’s Membership Marketing Manager, Letitia Smith, some time in Sept. You will not hear anything from YALSA in Aug. If invited to serve, accept your place on the group by responding to the email and be ready to jump in when you hear from the chair.
Thanks for all the time and talent you volunteer to YALSA! If you’re looking for other ways to get involved, visit the YALSA web site for more opportunities!
If you have questions, feel free to get in touch with me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Todd Krueger, YALSA President-Elect