Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer for an SMPS SFBAC Committee

SMPS SFBAC offers members a safe and supportive environment in which to learn new skills, engage in high-value networking, and take on leadership positions. If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, get involved in a committee today.

To help us direct you to the committee most appropriate for you, please fill out this Call for Volunteers Form and a Chapter leader will be in touch with you very soon.

Call for Volunteers Form



CONTACT:  Hannah Mobarekeh and ERIN CLINCH

Communications Campaign Manager

THIS is the role to volunteer for if you're interested in learning how to enact an agency-style communications method. The Campaign Manager interacts with other committees to strategize communications messaging and assets for events and initiatives, coordinates graphics creation and social media campaigns to other Communications Committee members, and works with our Public Relations affiliate to get the word out to other organizations and media. This is a high-visibility role that teaches skills for leadership. Time Commitment: One to two hours a week. 

Social Media Manager

Help SFBAC build community awareness by leading campaigns across multiple social media platforms. The Social Media Manager implements the SFBAC social media strategy using Hootsuite, coordinating social activity to maximize reach and response. This position offers an opportunity to practice new media marketing while collaborating with a wide array of SFBAC leaders and volunteers. Time Commitment: Two hours a week.

Branding & Graphic Design

Are graphics and branding your passion? SMPS SFBAC seeks graphics gurus to assist in creating both print and digital marketing materials, including website banners, social media graphics, event postcards, chapter handbooks, and print advertisements. Supported by a team of marketing campaign experts who will provide concept and content assistance, these positions are fun and highly visible. Time Commitment: Two hours a week.

Membership Committee

CONTACT: Committee Director Allison Halvoson

Special Event Leaders

Are you known as the PLANNER and PARTY EXPERT amongst friends and colleagues? Then the Membership Committee needs you! We are looking for creative and enthusiastic volunteers to help plan, coordinate and execute all of the Chapter’s Networking/Business Development events. This role is a great way to add to member and non-member experiences and develop relationships with fellow Chapter members.

Outreach & Development COMMITTEE

CONTACT: Committee Director Susie Smith

CPSM Study Group Leader (O&D Affiliate)

Requirements: Must have CPSM certification and be an evangelist for the program.
Provide support for CPSM candidates, organize and run Study Group which generally runs from November – July.
Responsibilities include:

  • Manage all information on website, including registration
  • Work with Communications to develop outreach plan and update members on group
  • Draft CPSM candidates
  • Secure venue(s) for group to meet
  • Provide refreshments
  • Organize study materials
  • Connect with Society to keep materials updated
  • Answer any questions regarding the testing process
  • Manage the Annual CPSM Scholarship

Skills you’ll develop: Public Speaking, Event Planning, Marketing Communications

Requirements: Must have registered or previously participated in Mentoring Pathways (as a mentor or protégé) and be an evangelist for the program.
Provide logistics support for Mentoring Pathways which generally runs for a year starting in November.
Responsibilities include:

  • Manage all information on website, including application process and updating calendar
  • Work with Communications to develop outreach plan and update members on group
  • Run registration at events, including nametags
  • Manage Mentoring Pathways Slack channel
  • Ensure venue is prepared for group to meet
  • Provide refreshments
  • Assist leaders with technology needs and organize any materials for in-person events
  • Manage the program registration giveaway
  • Submit annual chapter education report

Skills you’ll develop: Public Speaking, Event Planning, Marketing Communications


CONTACT: Committee Directors Linnea King and Amanda Gilmore

Program Event Leaders

Program Event Leaders help generate program ideas, conduct outreach to potential speakers and panelists, create a program description and learning objectives, and work with Communications Campaign Managers on a public relations strategy. We are refocusing the Programs Committee on career education this year. Help us help our members by becoming a Program Event Leader!

Accommodations Affiliate

Working with Committee Directors and Event Leaders, Accommodations Affiliates select the appropriate venue for a program and negotiate a contractual agreement, including audiovisual coverage. We are always looking for interesting venues throughout the Bay Area. This position isn't a huge time commitment, but it is vital to Programs success.

Survey Affiliate

The Survey Affiliate is a member of the Programs Committee and is responsible for setting up the program survey before the program takes place, for closing the survey a week after the program, and for sending the results to the Programs Co-Chairs and event leaders.


Since I began my career in the AEC industry, I haven’t been without work for a day — even through the recession. I have my expansive network of fellow SMPS members to thank for that. 

—Vanessa Pelletier, CPSM, Brand Manager, FORGE