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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

Board nominations will open this summer. Stay tuned.


Committee Leadership Positions

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 2018 Bridge Conference Onsite Volunteer Committee is seeking volunteers to serve as Co-Chairs for various sub-committees in the following roles:

Onsite Volunteer Committee - Room Monitor Recruiter Co-Chair Volunteer

Onsite Volunteer Committee - Greeter Recruiter Co-Chair Volunteer

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


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.


The 2018 Bridge Conference Onsite Volunteer Committee is seeking volunteers to serve the following roles:

Greeters (Greeters provide a welcoming, smiling face that attendees can turn to with their conference questions. For an hour, you will stand with a clipboard and balloons to it greeting people as they walk in, answer general conference questions and provide directions.)

Keynote Speaker Session Volunteer (Volunteers are needed to pass out and collect session evaluations sheets.)

Volunteer Booth/Concierge Volunteer (ready and able to answer questions anyone (including other volunteers!) may have. Think FAQ handouts, Wi-Fi password cards, Top 10 things to do in National Harbor, where is the closest place to get coffee? Where can I plug in my laptop? Do you have scissors? etc. This role is best for experienced Bridge-goers who have been to the conference several times and who are very familiar with the nuances of Bridge and the layout of The Gaylord.)

Room Monitor Volunteer (Room Monitors stay in one track all day, for one day only) and ensure session evaluation sheets are passed out/collected and all AV equipment is working, etc.)

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.


Affinity Group Leadership Positions

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 approriate 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.