Thank you for landing on our San Diego SHRM volunteer page. We hope that you have an interest in volunteering with SDSHRM. Our members’ generous contributions of time and talent have played a huge role in making San Diego SHRM successful. We work closely with our volunteers to support, promote and develop the human resource field in our community. Volunteers gain experience in HR and foster professional relationships. In addition, our volunteers enjoy the satisfaction of helping advance the interests of those who manage the human assets of businesses, agencies and organizations.

As work and personal obligations often affect our members’ ability to volunteer, San Diego 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.

All volunteers must be a member in good standing of San Diego SHRM.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the Volunteer Registration Form.

For more information contact San Diego SHRM at 866-632-1492 or email info@sdshrm.org.

San Diego SHRM Volunteer Opportunities

Conferences & Events

San Diego SHRM volunteers are needed to serve in a variety of capacities, from planning and 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!


Are you interested in speaking at an upcoming San Diego SHRM event? San Diego SHRM is looking for experienced speakers to present at our upcoming events. Events include, but are not limited to: monthly programs, collaboration events, conferences and our annual Law Day event! If you wish to volunteer as a speaker at an upcoming event, please complete the Speaker Form.

Holiday Party

SDSHRM's Holiday Party planning is under way. The only thing missing is YOU!
Volunteers are needed for:
-Silent Auction
-Set Up

Workforce Readiness

The Workforce Readiness Committee connects in-transition HR professionals with peers, veteran’s organizations and emerging professionals from SDSU Student Chapters. SDSU and San Diego SHRM share a vision of support for students pursuing their HR Management careers by offering various complementing professional development and networking experiences. Sign up to volunteer today and indicate the Workforce Readiness Committee and you will be directed to the VP of Workforce Readiness straight away.

Active Committees

Looking for greater involvement? Join one or more of San Diego 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. Click here to complete a volunteer form.


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 San Diego SHRM Board of Directors defines its critical role within the organization as:

Upholding San Diego SHRM's vision, purpose and values;
Setting the broad policies, direction and priorities of the organization;
Ensuring that San Diego SHRM has highly effective leadership;
Providing fiduciary oversight; and
Maintaining the integrity of San Diego SHRM services and products developed for the benefit of our members.

Contact SD SHRM at 866-632-1492 or email info@sdshrm.org for more information about the Board.


Help lead the SHRM-S/CP and/or PHR/SPHR certification prep classes. Facilitators receive a small stipend for their time and up to 20 HRCI credits.

St. Vincent de Paul Employment and Housing Services

St. Vincent de Paul Employment and Housing Services provides professional skills training and job-seeking support to enable residents to secure permanent employment with local businesses. Clients on the Career Track receive both rapid education and rapid training to compete in today’s evolving workplaces. Specialized job training in their popular Culinary Arts and Security Programs are available. A Community College instructor is on site daily at their facility to teach Vocational Education and GED classes. Employment and Housing Services instructors, interns and volunteers teach weekly classes in resume writing and interviewing.





8:30am – 10:30am

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Job Applications

12:30pm – 3:00pm (bi-weekly)

Monday & Tuesday

Resume Writing

8:30am – 11:00am

Thursday and Friday


Register now for Volunteer Orientation. Orientations are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., call (619) 645-6411 for more information or to volunteer visit http://www.svdpv.org/volunteer.html 

veteran Career Transition Assistance Program (VetCTAP)

Do you want to volunteer and give back to your community by helping those who have served our country? The Veteran Career Transition Assistance Program (VetCTAP) is a free eight-module workshop series for active duty military, veterans and spouses of all branches of the military that are entering the civilian job market. The modules provide hands-on training, coaching and tools to prepare participants for a successful transition. What makes VetCTAP successful is YOU, the HR Professional. Most facilitators and coaches are HR practitioners and many are SD SHRM members.

If you are interested in sharing your time and expertise as a coach in this program at either of our locations in Rancho Bernardo or Oceanside, visit www.vetctap.org or emailbetsy@vetctap.org.


The professional benefits I've received from working with transitioning veterans as a volunteer at VetCTAP are legion. Contributing to the transformation of the participants from apprehensive, potential job seekers to polished, confident, qualified candidate in only 4 weeks is tremendously gratifying! I look forward to volunteering with VetCTAP for years to come
--Susan Oleson, PHR
SD SHRM Member


Working with veterans in VetCTAP has given me an entirely enriched perspective on hiring and interviewing. It has helped focus on a broader set of possibilities than the most familiar and I have met some amazing people! It is very rewarding to be a part of this program!
--Nina Woodard, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR
SD SHRM Member


San Diego 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.


Submission Guidelines
-Submit your article or news release, preferably as a Microsoft Word document, to: info@sdshrm.org
-Newsletter Article: 600-word maximum
-News Release: 800-word maximum

All submissions must meet with editorial approval and are not guaranteed publishing.

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