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Volunteer Opportunities


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:

  • Communications skills 
  • Presentation skills
  • Team building skills
  • Project management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Leadership 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 lunch times so as 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 members of DRMA.


  Member Recruitment Committee

The Member Recruitment Committee focuses on developing leads and opportunities to recruit new members. 


 Communications Committee

The Communications Committee works to develop and deploy the communication strategy to effectively share the DRMA message.


  Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee is committed to building strong relationships with organizations and government officials to advocate for members' issues and concerns.


  Workforce Development Committee

The Workforce Development Committee works to enhance manufacturing career awareness and identify and communicate membership's workforce needs.


  MFG Day Committee

The MFG Day Committee is responsible for recruiting new companies to participate in MFG Day. MFG Day is a nationwide event where students from area schools tour manufacturing facilities, teaching them about careers in the industry.


 Young Professionals Committee

The Young Professionals Committee provides a forum to connect young members of DRMA and develop relationships that foster personal and professional growth. To bridge the gap between young and established members to provide continuity, and further support DRMA's mission while expanding its reach and developing its future leadership.


 Power Lunch Committee

The Power Lunch Committee conducts and improves our Power Lunches and speaking events while figuring out how to follow up with students we talk to.


 Summer Camp Committee

The Summer Camp Committee works with Dayton area organizations to partner with them to produce summer camps that help draw students to the manufacturing workforce pipeline.


 Golf Outing Committee

The Golf Outing Committee produces golf outings for the social enjoyment of members and to raise money for the DRMA Foundation.


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

Power Lunches occur at area elementary, middle, and high schools during student lunch periods.  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.


Click here for more information on getting involved or call the DRMA office at (937) 949-4000.