Volunteer Opportunities

YPIA is a 100% volunteer run organization. If you are interested in being a part of our dedicated team, take a look at our volunteer openings below!

ProGram Assistant

Program Assistants develop YPIA's most well-known portion of the organization: our events. Program Assistants work closely with our Program Directors in developing, planning, and hosting regionally-focused events.

Tasks may include

  • Brainstorming, researching and moderating discussion groups

  • Networking and recruiting event speakers

  • Moderating book clubs

  • Facilitating happy hours

  • Executing event logistics management including space acquisition and collecting admission costs

  • Promoting events through personal and YPIA networks

  • Event management and support including introducing speakers, moderating discussions and promoting membership

We are currently recruiting for the Americas, Africa, and Middle East & North Africa Programs.

The ideal candidate:

  • Can dedicate 5hrs/wk and attend two in person events per month

  • Has proficient email writing skills

  • Is not afraid to try innovative ideas and pursue uncharted territory

  • Is a self starter who can work independently without much direction

  • Is comfortable with public speaking to audiences of 10-30 people

  • Available at least 2 nights per month for events

  • Can be highly responsive to emails and correspondence

  • Has or is able to obtain a DC Library Card

  • Interested in networking and increasing their contacts

  • Willing to become a dues paying YPIA member ($15/year)

  • Adherent to the YPIA Code of Conduct


Membership Director

The Membership Experience Manager plays a key role in ensuring that new YPIA members feel welcome to the organization. Under the leadership of the Vice President of Development, the Membership Experience Manager will complete the following tasks

  • Following up with non-members who attend open house events

  • On-boarding new members to membership benefits

  • Facilitating Communication with members including upcoming events, career opportunities and relevant communications

  • Managing communications logistics for members only events

  • Hosting new member orientations.

  • Coordinating upgrades to membership management software

  • Tracking membership

The ideal candidate

  • Can dedicate 5hrs/wk

  • Has proficient email writing skills

  • Is a self starter who can work independently without much direction

  • Can be highly responsive to emails and correspondence

  • Willing to become a dues paying YPIA member ($15/year)

  • Adherent to the YPIA Code of Conduct


Social MEdia Director

YPIA is looking for multiple social media gurus who can help manage our multiple social media accounts.

Tasks include:

  • Creating YPIA social media and media strategy

  • Promoting YPIA events, job openings and career opportunities

  • Launching our Instagram account

  • Maintaining our Facebook page and Twitter accounts,

  • Coordinating posts for our Medium account. 

  • Updating the YPIA website

  • Taking photos at YPIA events (or coordinating with Program managers)

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Can dedicate 5hrs/wk including attending one in person event per week

  • Has proficient writing skills in sensitive and strategic communications

  • Is a self starter who can work independently without much direction

  • Can be highly responsive to emails and correspondence

  • Willing to become a dues paying YPIA member ($15/year)

  • Adherent to the YPIA Code of Conduct