The IEEE Boston Section is looking for volunteers to help. The local IEEE organizational units (Boston Section Executive Committee, section standing and affinity groups, and society chapters) are run by a group of dedicated volunteers.
Top Three Reasons Why Volunteering is Good For YOU!
Volunteering establishes strong relationships
Regardless of the social media connections, or email, or video conversations, it is easier to become disconnected from your friends and colleagues. Volunteering helps to improve your relationships from your social avatar to a real relationship.
Volunteering is great for your career and satisfaction
John Hopkins Sociologist Mark Granovetter described the role of ‘weak-ties’, those relationships outside of the close-knit relationships driven by the workplace and family. These relationships are important because they provide new information and opportunities that wouldn’t be available inside strong relationships. Volunteering is excellent at creating those ‘weak-ties’ relationships.
Volunteering is the best way to create a sense of purpose
Most organizations have a mission statement, but rarely does the mission include benefits to society as a goal. IEEE’s vision is Advancing Technology for Humanity. IEEE is volunteer-driven, with tens of thousands of volunteers worldwide.
There are many society chapters, standing committees and affinity groups inviting you to experience the rewards, challenges and networking benefits of volunteering for the IEEE Boston Section. Any of these volunteer opportunities allows for varying levels of volunteer participation based on your schedule.
As one of the largest sections of the global IEEE, the Boston Section has a full time office and staff to support its volunteers in their efforts. This is a tremendous advantage for our local volunteers and greatly reduces their effort compared to volunteers in sections that do not have the support of a staff.
We have immediate needs in the following areas:
- Volunteer Coordinator
- Student Activities Chair
- Awards Chair
- Fellows Chair
Fill out the form by selecting the button below to request information and to indicate interest in volunteering with the Boston Section.
Once your inquiry is received, the IEEE Boston Section Volunteer Coordinator or staff person will contact you. Thanks for inquiring.