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 Volunteer

Welcome to CFAW's Volunteer Opportunities. This is where you can view current volunteer opportunities and see if there is something that fits your interests, expertise, and schedule. Here you will find short-term opportunities as well as CFAW's one-year term committee volunteer positions. You must be a current CFAW member to be a volunteer.

The Process is Easy!

First, peruse the list of positions in the "Current Volunteer Opportunities" list below. When you are ready to volunteer, complete and submit the Volunteer Interest Form.

Opportunities will be posted throughout the year, so check back often to learn about new volunteer opportunities!

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Event Operations (No limit on number of volunteer members)

  • Event Operations is a volunteer community of current members who have expressed an interest in helping to support CFAW's programs and events. These are short-term volunteer opportunities as they are specific to an individual program or event, typically an hour or two. Examples of activities include greeting and/or directing attendees, staffing the registration table, bag stuffing, etc. As these opportunities arise, they will be outlined and emailed to all members of this group throughout the program year. Volunteers will then be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

External Relations Committee (6 total positions)

External Relations Committee members perform outreach to the community, employers, regulators, nonprofits, and universities to raise the awareness of the substance and value of the CFA charter. The committee members attend committee meetings, assist in the outreach to engage local colleges and employers, help to foster ongoing relationships with those universities/employers, and promote CFAW as thought leaders in the industry (i.e. Ethics Challenge). At least one meeting per quarter (in person when possible) with the possibility for more. Requirements: Sense of Humor, passionate about promoting CFA program, 100+ LinkedIn contacts and active on the platform, ability to donate 2-4 hours per month.  Preferred Qualifications: Contacts at 1 or more universities in the DC area, enjoy cold calling, organized.

  • External Relations Committee - Employer Relations (3 positions)

    Reach out to individuals with some sort of connection or interest in the CFA program to help teach them about all the resources of the CFAW Society and encourage them to be ambassadors for the CFA program within their firm.  Seeking volunteers driven to expand and develop their network in the DC metro area..

  • External Relations Committee - University Relations (3 positions)

    Connect with local universities and share information regarding the CFA charter with groups of interested students to help them understand how it can assist them in achieving their future career goals.

Member Engagement Committee (17 positions)

  • Member Organized Events - General (6 positions)
General MOE committee members organize events such as sports-related gatherings (golf, running, tennis, etc.), book clubs, volunteer opportunities, etc. They identify which efforts are generating enough interest from CFAW members and work with the team to try new ideas, expand on what works, and ensure that a diverse set of interests among CFAW members are served. 

  • Member Organized Events - Happy Hours (3 positions)
Happy Hour MOE committee members organize virtual/in-person happy hours in DC, VA, and MD.  

  • Member Organized Events - CFA Exam Prep (3 positions)
CFA Exam Prep MOE committee members organize regular study sessions across all levels of the CFA exam. 

  • Investment Selection Contest (3 positions)
Investment Selection Contest committee members organize the annual investment selection contest, including determining the investment selection options, developing marketing messages for the contest, recruiting participants, collecting participant data, analyzing contest results, and gathering feedback from participants to further the development of future contests.

  • Member Organized Events - Demographic Events (2 positions)
Demographic Event committee members organize events designed to appeal to members in the 45+ years old bracket.

Programs & Education Committee (6 positions)

Requirements: Current CFAW member. Willingness to work as a team and collaborate constructively with the existing Programs and Education Committee with the goal of becoming more active over the next 1-3 years. Time commitment: 5-10 hours a quarter for each position below.

  • RIA Programming Subcommittee Member (2 positions)

    Willing to help source speakers and topics for upcoming events with the goal of 1. Aligning interests with target RIA audience 2. Expanding audience to new members 3. Furthering engagement with the society as a whole. Role will begin as more administrative and graduate to more senior tasks as volunteer learns the process and team approach. 
Additional Requirements: High familiarity with RIA industry. Network of potential speakers. Willingness to work as a team and collaborate constructively. 
 
  • Women’s Investment Network (WIN) Programming Subcommittee Member (2 positions)
Willing to help source, identify, and recruit potential speakers and develop interesting topics for upcoming events with the goal of assisting more women to enter, achieve and grow in the Investment field as well as get more woman to join and be active in CFAW.

Additional Requirements: Willingness to work as a team and collaborate constructively with the existing WIN network within the CFAW framework
 
  • General Programs and Education Committee Member (2 positions)
General member of the Programs and Education Committee. Willing to help source, identify and recruit potential speakers and develop interesting topics as well as assist in organizing re-occurring events such as Asset Allocation, Economic Outlook, Energy Outlook, Fixed Income Updates, Equity Updates, and Private Equity Outlook for upcoming events with the goal of reaching out to the CFAW membership to have more events that are attended and enjoyed by our membership.