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CHRA provides many opportunities for you to become involved as a volunteer!




Volunteering with CHRA provides an opportunity to connect with other HR professionals, build your leadership skills, and contribute to the success of CHRAVolunteers are eligible to receive HRCI and SHRM credits for their service. Service on a volunteer committee can be a pathway to additional leadership opportunities within CHRA, such as being elected to serve on the Board of Directors.


To become a CHRA volunteer


  • Review the Committee Descriptions below
  • Complete the Volunteer Letter of Intent Form listing the Committee you have selected


Service on a CHRA committee is a benefit offered to CHRA members only. To renew your membership, or to join CHRA click here.


CHRA Volunteer Committee Descriptions


Members may volunteer to serve on any ONE of the following Committees. Members may change their Committee selection at any time. If the Committee is listed as full, CHRA invites you to select an alternative Committee. If you need assistance selecting a Committee that is right for you, please contact us at for additional information.


Affiliate Engagement 

Creates value for Affiliate members through programs specifically aimed to give Affiliate members a face among the Professional membership. Programs include planning Quarterly Networking Events, the Annual Affiliate Meeting, and our Vendor Network Group(s). Serves to increase affiliate membership, market CHRA and its affiliates to the professional members and provide education and development opportunities.

College Relations

Develops student chapters at local colleges and universities, including traditional on-line universities with physical locations in the area. Serves as liaison to each established student chapter. Develops strategies to connect students and student chapter members with general membership for mutual benefit. Stimulates, promotes, encourages, and supports the Human Resource career choice to college students and helps to connect graduating students into the professional arena.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee's mission is to educate the membership to embrace diversity as a foundation for building healthy, inclusive and successful workplaces. CHRA is an inclusive and welcoming community in which every individual is respected. The D&I Committee develops the association's programs and positions regarding issues of diversity in the workplace. The Committee provides information concerning diversity to the membership. The Committee manages the annual diversity awards nomination, selection and presentation program.


Government Affairs - Fall HR Employment Law/Legislative Conference


The Committee plans the Annual Fall HR Employment Law/Legislative Conference with a focus on Employment Law and Legislative/Regulatory Updates. Determines the venue, reviews speaker proposals and makes the selections of presentations. The Director and Committee Members call upon vendors to sponsor the conference, coordinate the logistics of the event and oversee the event on the day of conference.

The Committee informs association membership of legislative issues related to human resource management practice. Collaborate on behalf of the association with SHRM, the Maryland State Council, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, and other employment-related interest groups to influence legislative issues in a manner consistent with the association's values and mission. Produces position papers and/or articles articulating CHRA's position on various legislative matters. Plans opportunities for membership to engage in the legislative process.  


Provides marketing strategies for all association activities, programs and initiatives in order to expand the reach and message of the CHRA brand. Collaborates with each Board member's work in order to understand his/her goals and determine marketing opportunities. Creates and implements marketing action plans designed to advance the interests of the association, including but not limited to ensuring the consistency of the overall message (website, marketing collateral), and manages CHRA's social media efforts (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter). Functions as a public relations representative for CHRA. Works closely with the MD State Council to ensure that all of CHRA's events are posted on their website.Responsible for CHRA brand oversight in collaboration with the Board and Executive Director. 


Member Services


Responsible for developing, maintaining and overseeing membership services. This includes the Member Partner Program, new member orientations, monitoring and encouraging involvement in the online discussion forums, and coordinating special events that are for the benefit of members. Promotes CHRA’s Job Board. Partners closely with the Director, Membership Development in recruiting members, obtaining renewals and engaging corporate members. 

Membership Development

Recruits new members to CHRA. Establishes an annual goal for total membership and special membership categories such as Corporate Elite and Corporate Complete. Proactively monitors membership renewals and partners with the Director, Membership Services to engage and retain members. Provides assistance to the Member Services committee for new employee welcoming and orientation activities as needed. 

Foundation & Community Involvement

Director, Foundation & Community Involvement will liaise between CHRA and CHRF Boards and reports on all Foundation-related items, serves as the program director for CHRA’s defined community initiatives and recommends fund raising initiatives to support community involvement programs.


Professional Development 


Due to popular demand, this Committee is now full! Please select another CHRA committee at this time.


Plans and schedules the association's monthly membership meetings. Uses member needs assessment data to determine topics, speakers, menus and locations for meetings. Contracts for speakers and arranges necessary speaker accommodations. Arranges facilities, equipment, food and beverages for all association membership activities and events with the exception of the Spring and Fall conference. Partners with other Board members to ensure schedules and needs are clearly articulated. Evaluates programs presented and reports results to the Board.


Spring Conference 


The Spring Conference Committee is responsible for planning a full-day spring event that strives to provide valuable educational opportunities for the professional development of HR practitioners. The committee determines the venue, reviews speaker proposals and makes the selections of presentations. The committee secures sponsors and vendors to support the conference and assists in facilitating the event on the day of the conference.


Volunteer Engagement


Responsible for partnering closely with Management Staff and CHRA Board Members regarding the development, engagement, and oversight of the Association’s volunteer base. Assist with developing a pipeline of Committee Volunteers for future Board positions.


Workforce Readiness


The Workforce Readiness Committee works to monitor and evaluate activities concerning workforce readiness issues and plans and encourages chapter activities related to workforce readiness.The director presents a report and provides updates to the chapter president and members and works in cooperation with State-level workforce readiness advocates. 


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Volunteers are an essential element in supporting CHRA's mission. We could not achieve the goals that we strive to obtain each year without the selfless efforts of each of our volunteers. When signing up for a Committee, we ask that all CHRA volunteers review and complete this Volunteer Letter of Intent. This letter is your pledge that you understand the expectations for serving on a CHRA Committee and are still interested in serving as a CHRA volunteer. If at any time you would like to change committees, find you are unable to volunteer, or would like to volunteer in other ways with CHRA, please contact us at or 443-966-3870. We truly believe that you will find your experience as a CHRA volunteer to be extremely rewarding.
I understand that as a CHRA volunteer on the Committee I have selected above, there are certain responsibilities. I will interpret CHRA work and values to the community, represent the Association and act as an Ambassador for CHRA. I will abide by CHRA's by-laws and policies and procedures and conduct myself in a manner which is in the best interests of the Association. I understand that I will be responsible for attending one (1) Committee Meeting per quarter with a minimum of two (2) in-person Committee meetings per year. I will attend at least 75% of committee meetings and special events and will actively support CHRA through regular attendance at Association functions. I will not use my position as a CHRA volunteer for my own personal financial benefit whereby such action would be detrimental to CHRA. I will work in good faith with CHRA staff and Board members as partners towards the achievement of CHRA's and the committee's goals. I understand that failure to meet these committee member expectations may result in me being asked to step down, or being removed from my committee seat.

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