Volunteer Opportunities

Share Your Expertise

Volunteering with IPMA-HR helps provide meaningful service to our members and your peers and advance public sector human resources. You will contribute to your profession while deepening your engagement with IPMA-HR and broadening your own horizons.

There are many opportunities available throughout the year. IPMA-HR issues a call for volunteers to all members as they arise.

Governance Opportunities:

Executive Council

The Executive Council is the governing body of IPMA-HR.  Executive Council members are the fiduciaries who adopt a high-level strategy to steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure IPMA-HR has adequate resources to advance its mission.  Nomination Applications become available on our website in the spring and are usually due in June.


IPMA-HR accepts nominations yearly for association president-elect. The individual is expected to serve as president the year after their term and past president in the subsequent year. This is a 3-year commitment. Applications become available on our website in spring and are usually due in May.

Committee Opportunities:

Become a Committee Member!

Online Application Available

Applications due by March 1, 2023.

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is responsible for evaluating the nominations for the association’s annual Honorary Life Membership, the IPMA-HR Agency Awards for Excellence, IPMA-HR Chapter Award of Excellence.

Conference Committee

The committee serves as the annual conference subject matter experts, whose main responsibility will be to review session proposals and identify educational content that meets the needs of our members with current industry, technologies, and trends content.  

Publications Committee

The committee reviews and evaluates IPMA-HR's magazine publication, advises on the direction of the editorial calendar, and develops partnerships for content.

Research Committee

The committee works to identify critical issues in the public sector human resources profession and identifies research opportunities to develop and promote organizational success.

Certification Advisory Board

The advisory board is responsible for providing oversight and guidance to the IPMA-HR certification program. 

Fellowship Committee

The committee is responsible for reviewing and evaluating the applications of 1) IPMA-HR members for the association’s graduate study fellowships, and 2) scholarships for the children of IPMA-HR members seeking undergraduate degrees. The committee members make recommendations to the Executive Council of the individuals who will receive the fellowships and scholarships.

Ongoing Opportunities:

Webinar Speakers

IPMA-HR encourages members to bring their knowledge of current or emerging issues in public sector HR to other members through our webinars. You can choose to be an individual speaker or a panel discussion.


IPMA-HR seeks member contributions for HR News magazine. We encourage you to share your successes, real-world insights, strategies, and case studies in an article format. Learn More.

IPMA-HR recertification points can be earned for all volunteer activities.

If you have any questions, please contact IPMA-HR at administration@ipma-hr.org.