Experience Personal Growth by Volunteering Your Time
IIMC needs committee members who are prepared to work, meet the challenge and grow. Put your input and insight to good use by volunteering for committee work. Making a difference and becoming involved is the key to personal growth and development.
Committee appointments begin the first day of the Annual Conference and are a one year term. Please read through our Committee Guide (PDF), visit our IIMC Committee pages listed in the left column, and download and save the committee application (PDF) to join hundreds of other IIMC members as you volunteer your time and expertise.
Why You Should Join
There are hundreds of reasons people cite for why they shouldn't join - not enough time, not interested, etc. - the list is endless, but not always valid.
The most cited reason people give for why they volunteer is for personal growth. It's true - IIMC has had hundreds of its members sit on committees year after year.
Benefits of Volunteering
The benefits of volunteering on an IIMC Committee include:
- Adding variety to your regular job
- Becoming actively involved in IIMC
- Displaying a special talent or skill otherwise not used in your job
- Gaining experience in an untapped area
- Networking or to be recognized
- Sharing a skill or learning a new one
- Taking a step toward becoming a future Board member or Executive Committee officer
Reasons Given for Volunteering by Current Committee Volunteers
If you ask IIMC members why they volunteer, the majority answer that "it just feels good to know we have a voice in our Organization's development."
For most IIMC members, volunteering connects them with their organization. It's having a voice and knowing that the work produces a wide range of opportunities to benefit their colleagues. Everyone likes to be recognized and rewarded for the positive things they do. Volunteering on a Committee reinforces this belief. You are not only doing the Organization good, you're challenging yourself, too.