Volunteer Requirements

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?

Volunteers must:

  • 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.

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