To help develop the best programs and resources for our members, we have established several working committees. WiGIS is an ALL-VOLUNTEER organization, so members are encouraged to volunteer for one of our committees if possible. No experience necessary!
Description: Responsible for determining mission, objectives and extent of mentorship effort as well as implementing framework and mechanism for WiConnect mentorship program. Coordinate with Map Development Committee as needed for purposes of leveraging mapping technology for communication and outreach.
Description: Responsible for engaging members and potential members, managing online calendar, posting activities and events, coordinating conference presence, maintaining social media sites and quarterly newsletters, coordinating local chapter efforts, etc. Also responsible for collecting and assessing suggested changes to website, making changes as appropriate and necessary to keep website up-to-date.
Map Development CommitteeDescription: Responsible for maintaining existing StoryMaps (WiGIS members, mentorship program and local chapter maps) and exploring how WiGIS can leverage and apply web map technology to support the WiGIS mission.
Professional Development Committee
Description: Responsible for offering professional development resources to our members and potential members. These include but are not limited to webinars, workshops and symposiums covering both technical (hard skills) and professional development (soft skills).
Internal Affairs Committee
Description: The Committee handles all internal and operational matters for the organization. These items include but are not limited to finance/budget, elections, membership and sponsor relations.
Awards and Scholarships Committee
Description: The Committee goal is to raise funds for scholarships and determine best candidates for recipients. Learn more about the Awards & Scholarships program in our resource section here.
If you would like to volunteer, a great way to start is to attend a committee meeting (or more than one) that you are interested in.
Committee meetings are posted on the Events Calendar. You must be a current, active WiGIS member (and logged into the site) to see the meeting details.
You can also let us know of your interest by contacting email@example.com. In the body of your message, please identify which committee you are interested in and whether or not you have any special skillsets you believe would be beneficial to the organization (e.g. web development, marketing experience, sponsor relations, etc.)