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
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 lunchtime to not interfere with working hours. Each committee is led by a chairperson and is assigned a Board Member liaison.
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 of 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.
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 is required.