VOLUNTEER with us

Consider volunteering your time and talents with PCRID!  Fill out our short survey to let us know how you would like to contribute.

We will be in touch to answer whatever questions you may have.

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How You Can Volunteer

PCRID's Programs & Committees are composed of members who volunteer to assist in the operations of the organization. Members may volunteer for several programs or committees. Consider volunteering and give back to your organization!



Informal Volunteering

There are lots of ways we could use your support -- both big and small. Here are a few informal ways of helping out:

  • Bring our info to your locations! All members should recieve our e-newsletter and other announcement. If your school or workplace has a bulletin board you can share to, or if an opportunity to share comes up in a class or meeting, this can be the perfect time to spread the word about PCRID and our activities.

  • Click and share. Social media has the potential to connect us to a great number of people -- but without you it may be an unrealized potential! Help us get our postings in front of more eyes by liking our posts or writing a comment. Remember, little clicksnhave big impacts.

  • Come early, stay late. Workshop organizers can always use a few extra hands whether it's to help post directional signage or to help a presenter get set up. We always welcome willing volunteers to help us get ready for a big crowd. Similarly, extra hands at the end of an event are always nice to be sure we leave our rented spaces just how we found them.

  • Compare calendars. With the number of organizations in our area, it's impossible to avoid all scheduling conflicts. But, if you know about an event being planned, check our calendar to see if we are already planning an event. And if we're not, please let us know before your event goes public so that we can avoid conflicts too! Reach out to calendar@pcrid.org.


Formal Volunteering

Below are descriptions of the various committees open to volunteers. There are no term limits and volunteers can join a committee at any time in the membership year. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at volunteer@pc-rid.org with any questions or issues pertaining to any of the committee or roles listed below.


Annual Conference

PCRID's Annual Conference Chair manages all aspects of the conference, with support from the conference committee. The Chair is responsible for managing the budget, communicating with the conference site liaison, scheduling, marketing, and much more. The Annual Conference Chair reports to the Director of Meetings on the PCRID Board.

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ArchivisT

The Archivist is responsible for maintaining a collection of printed and electronic materials. They maintain lists of PCRID historical information then summarizes the archives into a narrative history. They also take and organizes photos of PCRID events. The Archivist reports to the Director of Meetings and is available to assist you with PCRID’s collection of documents and history related questions and/or issues.

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Audit Committee

 CHAIR: VACANT (INTERIM DESIGNEE: CHARLES STERLING OF SCHWARZ FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC.)

 

 PLEASE CONTACT JENNIFER VOLD AT PRESIDENT@PCRID.ORG TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS POSITION.

The Audit Committee works closely with the Board of Directors and most especially with the Treasurer to ensure that our financial records are whole and in good order. The Audit Committee submits an audit report annually within 4 months of the close of the previous fiscal year. The Audit Committee Chair reports to the President of the Board of Directors.

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Bylaws Committee

 CHAIR: VACANT (INTERIM DESIGNEE: CHARLES STERLING OF SCHWARZ FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC.)

 

 PLEASE CONTACT JENNIFER VOLD AT PRESIDENT@PCRID.ORG TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS POSITION.

The Bylaws Committee periodically reviews PCRID's bylaws for conflicts, outdated content, opportunities for future growth, and manages any proposed amendments or motions. In addition, they make recommendations for edits they believe will benefit the organization. The Bylaws Committee reports to the President of the Board of Directors.

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CERTIFICATION MAINTENANCE PROGRAM Committee

The Certification Maintance Program Committee (CMPC) is responsible for processing CEUs for workshops, conferences and independent studies. They are available to answer questions about certification maintenance issues and are also responsible for processing CEUs from Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities (PINRA) and Academic Coursework (AC), and are available to answer questions about CEUs relating to PINRA and AC issues.

Check out our CEU Sponsoring page to learn about how to get your Workshops' CEUs processed by PCRID.

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Communications Committee

The Communications Committee's role is to support the Communication Director in streamlining communications between the PCRID board, committees, members, and communities. Information such as upcoming events, job announcements, workshop opportunities, and much more is conveyed to the membership via email and social media. The communications Committee plays a huge role in these efforts.

The committee is also responsible for managing PCRID social media sites and networking groups on Facebook and Twitter

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Legislative Affair

As PCRID's ad hoc Legislative Affairs Committee Chair you are responsible for keeping the membership updated on legislative bills and actions that affect interpreters. Visit our Licensure Initiatives page to learn more about whats happening in our region and how you can get involved in the effort to positively influence the drafting of new licensure laws.

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MENTORSHIP

PCRID values the importance of mentoring and understands the benefit it can have on members of our community and the community we serve. A mentor with PCRID is one who is eager and excited to continue to support and achieve the goals of PCRID and the Mentorship Committee.

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ORGANIZATION LIAISON

The Organization Liaison is responsible for working to strengthen the relationship between PCRID and other stakeholder organizations such as Maryland Association of the Deaf (MDAD), DC Association of the Deaf (DCAD), National Alliance of Black Interpreter -- DC Chapter (NAOBI-DC), Mano a Mano, Greater Washington Asian Deaf Association (GWADA), DC Area Black Deaf Advocates (DCABDA) and others.

Their focus is to encourage collaboration between organizations and support joint organizational professional development, social, and networking opportunities. The liaison also regularly solits feedback from other organizations on issues relating to interpreters and the field of interpretation. 

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

The Professional Development Committee helps coordinate PCRID workshops. Check out what PCRID has to offer in the way of workshops and events

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SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS, AND GRANTS FOR EDUCATION (SAGE)

 CHAIR:  KATIE FITZPATRICK


The chair of the Scholarships, Awards, and Grants for Education (SAGE) committee is responsible for the process and provision of PCRID scholarship and award money to members. The SAGE Chair is available to answer any questions that you may have regarding PCRID's annual scholarship and award opportunities. 

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Website Manager

The Website Manager is responsible for maintaining and updating the information on this site as well as troubleshooting any website issues. This person is also responsible for posting PCRID videos to our official YouTube channel.

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