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Volunteer!

AFP DC helps the nonprofit community thrive by connecting fundraisers with new and exciting opportunities to make an impact and advance their careers.

As the only organization in the Washington, DC metropolitan area committed to the professional development of all fundraisers, regardless of industry or sector, we foster a vibrant philanthropic community through the delivery of cutting-edge educational resources, peer-to-peer learning and engagement opportunities through volunteer opportunities!

What keeps us ahead is new talent and fresh ideas. Help us remain on the cutting edge of the fundraising profession by lending your expertise and working with your equally committed colleagues in the spirit of fellowship and fun.  Please see below for some of our current volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

The opportunities below are excellent ways to share your knowledge and expertise and enhance your professional portfolio. See something that interests you?



Or send us an email at info@afpdc.org.

Join the Board

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Washington, DC Metro Area Chapter (AFP DC) exists to give regional fundraisers the hands-on strategies, tools and best practices they need to advance their organization’s missions and to grow professionally.

As a Board member of AFP DC, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to shape the future of the largest chapter of AFP in the United States, helping to advance our mission to promote ethical and effective fundraising in the nation’s capital.

Why serve on the Board of AFP DC?

AFP DC is the only organization in the Washington, DC metropolitan area committed to the professional development of all fundraisers, regardless of industry or sector. We foster a vibrant philanthropic community through the delivery of cutting-edge educational resources – including our Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference – peer-to-peer learning and engagement opportunities and accreditation trainings.

The AFP DC Board of Directors is a working board, where members take on active leadership roles for specific committees, task forces, or projects. They serve as ambassadors for our diverse members, our professional association, and our fundraising profession, and help elevate AFP DC as a regional thought leader on philanthropy and fundraising.

Who can serve as a Board Member?

Any current member of AFP DC in good standing may apply to serve as a Board member. We welcome self-nominations or the nominations of others, and there are no prerequisites or restrictions regarding length of membership or past volunteer service to submit an application for Board service.

We are looking for Board members who can represent the breadth, depth, and diversity of our active membership base, who collectively serve more than 600 non-profits in the nation’s capital.

Board Member Terms, Roles & Responsibilities

All Board service terms are a one-year period, from January 1 to December 31, and Board members agree to serve the full duration of their term. Board service terms are renewable for up to four consecutive years, with a maximum lifetime service of eight terms.

Want to know more about what is expected of Board members? Read the Board Member Agreement form, signed by all currently serving Board members at the beginning of their term.

Or send us an email at info@afpdc.org.



Committee Leadership Positions


The Marketing and Communications Committee is seeking two volunteers to serve the following roles:

Social Media Lead will help plan and develop the chapter social media strategy

Website Lead will help maximize the new chapter website by working with AFP DC staff, consultants, and fellow committee members on creating a strategy to keep the site current and user-friendly


The Finance Committee is seeking volunteers to serve on the committee to:

Participate in monthly meetings, mostly via conference calls

Make recommendations on policies and activities that will ensure AFP DC long-range financial stability, including an overview of Chapter audits and 990 tax filing

Assist with monitoring financial and investment performance

Assist in the development of the Chapter's annual budget


The Membership Committee seeks volunteers to serve on the membership cultivation sub-committee to:

Onsite Volunteer Committee - Volunteer Booth/Concierge Recruiter Co-Chair Volunteer

Assist with prospecting and outreach, including for large members organizations (8+ members)

Onboard new members by serving as a “buddy,” make introductions, and meet face-to-face. Personally invite to events.


The Membership Committee seeks volunteers to serve on the membership benefits sub-committee to:

Help plan and facilitate AFP DC happy hours, Sunset Social, Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

Provide leadership, assistance, and serve as a liaison to affinity groups

Serve as a mentor or volunteer with the Mentoring committee

Administer chapter scholarships and other initiatives and benefits TBD (first-year discounts, awards, etc.)


The Mentoring Committee is seeking volunteers to serve as a member of the committee to help recruit mentors, establish matches, and support other committee activities.


The 2019 Bridge Conference Leadership is seeking volunteers to serve on the various committees that will produce the 2019 conference. Committees include education, marketing, volunteers, sponsors, and expo hall.

In-Person Program Onsite Volunteers

The Marketing and Communications Committee is seeking volunteers to live tweet at one or more upcoming chapter educational programs. Volunteers accepted on a rolling basis in advance of each session.

Writers Welcome

The Marketing and Communications Committee seeks authors for its monthly member e-newsletter. Articles should address any topic relating to fundraising and donor development, and be approximately 300-500 words. Article proposal submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.


The Young Professionals Affinity Group is seeking volunteers to collaborate with the Marketing and Communications Committee to prepare articles or short social media posts to engage young professionals in the AFP DC Chapter activities.


The Young Professionals Affinity Group is seeking volunteers to join the planning committee to help plan future events intended to engage young professionals in the AFP DC Chapter.

Mentoring Relationships

The Mentoring Committee is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to AFP-DC Chapter members for a term of one-year. Mentorship typically involves monthly contacts, although the details of the interaction are determined by the mentor and mentee. Applications can be submitted by clicking the appropriate button at the bottom of this page.

If your governing group has a volunteer opening that you would like to share with the membership next month, complete and submit this Online Request Form.