Thank you for your interest in becoming a SD SHRM Volunteer. Our members’ generous contributions of time and talent play a huge role in making SD SHRM successful. We look forward to working with you in supporting, promoting and developing the human resource field in our community. As a volunteer, you’ll discover valuable opportunities to gain experience and foster professional relationships. In addition, you’ll enjoy the satisfaction of helping advance the interests of those who manage the human assets of businesses, agencies and organizations.
Because work and personal obligations often affect our members’ ability to volunteer, SD SHRM offers opportunities ranging from short-term commitments to annual positions. Get in the spirit of volunteering for rewarding experiences that yield both professional growth and personal satisfaction.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Gail Dill at 619-589-0111 or email
SD SHRM Volunteer Opportunities
Conferences & Events
SD SHRM volunteers are needed to serve in a variety of capacities, from planning & publicity to registering attendees. One of our most exciting volunteer opportunities is the Workplace Excellence Awards, an annual ceremony where dedicated professionals gather to recognize and reward the best in Human Resource practices.
Go to the Events section to see what’s coming up on our calendar this year!
Workplace Excellence Awards
Be a part of the WEA experience! This exciting event offers many areas in which to volunteer your time and expertise:
Marketing and Promotions
Nominating Process – Nomination Chair and the Ambassador Team
Application Process – Ambassador Team
Judging Process – Steering Committee
Looking for greater involvement? Join one or more of SD SHRM’s Active Committees! With so many rewarding areas to choose from, you’re sure to find a place where your talent and expertise can benefit San Diego’s HR community. To join, contact the committee Chairs below.
Communications Committee - Ann Wilson, Chair
2013 Conference Committee - Heather Whitley, Chair
Education Committee - Murleen Fowler, SPHR-CA, Chair
Holiday Party Committee - Brenda Kasper, SPHR-CA, CHair
Legislation Committee - Jenna H. Leyton-Jones, Esq., Chair
Membership Committee - Peter Kane, VP Membership, Chair
North Coast - Sharon Wall, SPHR, Chair
Are you ready for a leadership role? Consider volunteering your time as one of our Board Members. This year-long commitment is vital to keeping the organization at the forefront of the Human Resource field. The SD SHRM Board of Directors defines its critical role within the organization as:
- Upholding SD SHRM's vision, purpose and values;
- Setting the broad policies, direction and priorities of the organization;
- Ensuring that SD SHRM has highly effective leadership;
- Providing fiduciary oversight; and
- Maintaining the integrity of SD SHRM services and products developed for the benefit of our members.
Contact Gail Dill at 619-589-0111 or email
for more information about the Board.
Want to have your voice heard on policy issues that affect the workplace? If so, join SD SHRM's Legislation Committee! As a committee member, you will have the opportunity to impact the lawmaking process by serving as a "go-to" person for legislators and their staffers on workforce-related issues.
For further information regarding SD SHRM's Legislation Committee, please contact Jenna Leyton at (858) 509-5696 or
Help lead the PHR/SPHR, CA and GPHR Certification prep classes. Facilitators receive a small stipend for their time and up to 20 HRCI credits.
News –Tell Us About It!
SD SHRM encourages members with media experience or HR expertise to provide authoritative, credible knowledge to business and workplace stories. We welcome any article or event submissions from our members for press releases and our monthly newsletter, The RESOURCE.
Submit your article or news release, preferably as a Microsoft Word document, to:
Newsletter Article: 600-word maximum
News Release: 800-word maximum
All submissions must meet with editorial approval and are not guaranteed publishing. Thank you.