If you are like most people who belong to various associations, the security profession has given you a lot. Now it is time for you to give back to your profession. To find out if you have the time, experience and expertise to be an Illinois Security Professionals Association® volunteer, check out our frequently asked questions:
- What makes an effective Illinois Security Professionals Association® volunteer?
- What does the Illinois Security Professionals Association® expect from its volunteers?
- What is the time commitment required?
What Makes an Effective Illinois Security Professionals Association® Volunteer?
Volunteers should have:
- Knowledge relevant to the committee or task force.
- A dedication to furthering the Illinois Security Professionals Association®'s mission.
- A desire to develop personal leadership expertise.
- A willingness to learn from others.
- A positive attitude and a high degree of flexibility.
- A passion for innovation and new ideas.
- A commitment to the volunteer-staff partnership.
What Does the Illinois Security Professionals Association® Expect from its Volunteers?
- Be a member of the Illinois Security Professionals Association®.
- Commit to participating actively in all regularly scheduled meetings or conference calls.
- Attend and promote association events related to their group's purpose.
- Notify ISPA staff when they are not able to attend meetings.
- Act as an ambassador for the Association in the security community.
What is the Time Commitment?
- Committees are year-round groups with ongoing responsibilities. The number of meetings for a given committee/task force is determined by the specific project or event the group is working on. Committee members can participate in committee meetings via conference call if needed.
- Task forces often have program-specific roles and thus may not met year-round. These types of groups will meet once or twice maximum over a two or three month period. The goal is quick,efficient and effective use of volunteer time.
Apply to volunteer for a committee: Committee Application.