Why should you volunteer? DRMA, like other volunteer organizations, accomplishes its goals through the efforts of volunteers and staff. But why should YOU volunteer? What’s in it for you?
Through volunteer experience, you can develop or improve your:
Project management skills
For me the strength of DRMA is really the strength of the community you’re invited into.
Dave Dysinger Dysinger, Inc.
Committees and Sub-Committees
Committees and sub-committees have a consistent meeting schedule (most often monthly, some every two months) and some of the meetings are held via conference call, usually during breakfast or lunchtimes to not interfere with working hours. Each committee is led by a chairperson and is assigned a Board Member liaison.
Member Services Committee
The Member Services Committee focuses on engaging existing DRMA members through services, benefits and member events. This committee is a good fit for those who have a good feel for products and services needed by manufacturers.
Member Recruitment Committee
The Member Recruitment Committee focuses on developing leads and opportunities to recruit new members. This committee is a good fit for those who sell to manufacturers.
Government Relations Committee
The Government Relations Committee (GRC) is committed to building strong relationships with organizations and elected officials to advocate for members’ issues and concerns. This committee is a good fit for those having a passion for affecting positive outcomes between industry and government.
Dayton Region Manufacturing Workforce Partnership (DRMWP) Sub-Committees:
MFG Day Sub-Committee
The MFG Day (Manufacturing Day) Sub-Committee is responsible for recruiting new companies to participate in the Dayton Region MFG Day. This committee is a good fit for people who spend a lot of time in manufacturing facilities and know what would look cool to students
Career Outreach Sub-Committee
The Career Outreach Sub-Committee partners with Dayton area organizations to produce career events that help draw students to the manufacturing field. This committee is good for those who cannot make a long-term commitment as they only meet a couple times a year.
Golf Outing Committee
The Golf Outing Committee produces golf outings for the social enjoyment of members and to raise money for the DRMA foundation. This committee is a good fit for those who enjoy golf and attend other outings.
Associate Board Sub-Committees:
The Fundraising Sub-Committee helps devise fundraising strategies to maximize DRMA's fundraising efforts. Our many events and fundraising efforts throughout the year are supported by members of this committee, which helps to ensure that DRMA is able to offer the many programs and services that it does. This is a great fit for creative problem solvers with a sales background.
The Engagement Sub-Committee works to keep first year members engaged and aware of DRMA events and programs and services they should take advantage of. This is a great way to meet new members and connect the DRMA member base. This committee is a great fit for outgoing professionals who enjoy working established relationships.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Don’t want to commit to a committee but still want to volunteer? These opportunities are on an “as needed” basis:
Power Lunches occur at area elementary, middle, and high schools during student lunch periods. The staff sets up a table with interesting equipment and students come to the table to see what’s up. Volunteers talk one-on-one with students about how cool it is to work in manufacturing. 2 hours per lunch, 2 or 3 times a school year. This is a good fit for “near peers” (young folks!) who want to get more kids interested in pursuing careers in manufacturing. No public speaking required.