Get Involved

The number one way to make the most out of your Women Communicators of Austin membership is to take advantage of our chapter’s best networking opportunity: volunteering.

Not yet a member? Volunteering is a great way to get to know our organization—you don’t have to be a member to volunteer!

WCA has many great opportunities under our board committees.

When you’re ready to sign up, fill out our volunteer form. Not sure what opportunity is best for you? Fill out the form and we’ll help you!

Programs

The Programs committee coordinates WCA’s @Lunch and @Night programming, alternating every other month. Members and guests learn about the latest communication trends from industry leaders and ask questions about new techniques and technologies in the field. Have videography skills? The programs committee is looking for a volunteer to shoot and edit lunch and evening events.

Banner Brunch

Be a part of the WCA’s 45th annual Banner Brunch, a spring-time event that honors the top communicators in central Texas and awards scholarships to outstanding communications students at area colleges and universities. The committee is currently looking for super smart, savvy, and friendly team players to Chair or Co-Chair Committees. Opportunities include:  Silent Auction, Sponsorship, Awards Video, Publicity, Logistics, Publications, and Registration.

Career Services

Help grow and develop WCA’s professional resources with the the Career Services team. Career Services is the backbone of WCA’s networking and resource programming. The committee oversees WCA’s job bank, mentor program, resume review, Careers over Coffee, and the UT Student Group. Volunteers are welcome to help with marketing and supporting the UT Student Group, hosting Careers over Coffee or joining WCA’s mentor program.

Membership

Interested in recruitment, networking and building strong relationships with WCA membership?Join our membership committee and help develop and execute initiatives to grow, retain and engage WCA membership. The Membership Committee works to gather feedback from WCA members, improve programming and hosts the monthly Connect Over Cocktails event.

Freelance Austin

Do the Freelance and gig economy spark your interest? Check out WCA’s special interest group Freelance Austin, a resource for freelancers to network and gain knowledge and new opportunities.  Visit Freelance Austin’s website for more information.

Professional Development

Interested in conference planning, event logistics, and more? Volunteer with the Professional Development Committee at Get Smart – a half-day professional development conference designed to provide Austin communications professionals with innovative tools and resources to remain at the cutting-edge of their professions. This year’s Get Smart takes place October 27th.

Volunteer Coordination

Do you love working with volunteers and meeting new people? Join the Volunteer Committee to help connect, thank and grow what makes WCA work – its volunteers! The committee works on volunteer recruitment and management as well as attending events as an WCA ambassador.

Philanthropy

Calling all brilliant creative WCA members! The WCA Philanthropy team is seeking creative, thoughtful, energetic people to develop and grow the WCA philanthropy program. Volunteers will work to create a positive impact through grants, scholarships, partnerships and leadership in Central Texas and provide WCA members new opportunities for enrichment and professional growth. Time commitment: 1-2 hour meeting / month with additional hours in November/December for WCA events and projects

Communications

The communications team is a hands-on group of volunteers who keep all the WCA wheels turning! This committee is a great opportunity for anyone interested in writing blogs, posting social media, graphic design and being part of a team that gets the word out about WCA!