Committees - Public Affairs Committee Member

Position: Public Affairs Committee Member


Purpose of Position:  Advocate on behalf of volunteers and leaders of volunteer programs on issues of importance to promoting volunteerism and advancing the profession of volunteer administration. Study and provide information/education on public affairs issues of interest to MAVA Members.


Accountable To: Public Affairs Chair

Term: 1 year



  • Participate in Public Affairs Committee meetings.
  • Work with committee to solicit information from MAVA Members and others on timely public affairs issues impacting MAVA Members and the volunteer community.
  • Work with committee to make recommendations to the MAVA Board and Membership with regard to MAVA’s platform and public affairs positions.
  • Work with committee to implement advocacy actions as indicated in the public policy platform.
  • Work with committee to develop plan for communication to membership when rapid response is needed. Provide rapid response on legislation and public policy issues.
  • Identify strategic partnership opportunities for MAVA, especially in relationship to units of government.
  • Collaborate with other organizations across the state to achieve goals.


Skills Needed:

  • Experience or interest in public affairs work, grassroots organizing or advocacy
  • Interest in or knowledge of legislative process
  • Ability to collaborate with other organizations
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills



  • Experience in advocating on issues of importance to volunteerism.
  • Make contacts with key leaders across state.
  • Enhance management skills through a leadership position in a statewide association