WRPA Needs Your Talent and Energy; Volunteer with Us Today! 

WRPA promotes excellence of current and future Parks and Recreation professionals through advocacy, education, networking, and training. To that end, there are many volunteer leaders in our state that support lobbying and professional development opportunities for the profession.  

Our association could not thrive and provide great trainings each year without our volunteers. We have a great need to help build up some of our committees. Consider joining one of our great committees and help us serve our profession.

Committee Directory

There are volunteer opportunities available with the following committees. We are always on the hunt for Membership and Sponsorship Committee Members:

WRPA Conference Education Committee (CEC)

Are you passionate about professional development? Does the idea of developing robust, exciting learning experiences for your peers excite you? Have you ever walked away from a conference or learning opportunity and thought "I really wish there was a session that touched on XYZ topic, that would have been great!"?

If you answered yes, then the Conference Education Committee might be a perfect fit for you! The CEC is searching for a wide variety of volunteers to help build programming that is relevant to all facets of recreation and parks, including professionals from a multitude of industry program areas, representation from all association districts, and members with varying levels of experience in the field.

For more information or to join this committee, please contact Sarah Olson at [email protected] or Jennifer Papich at [email protected].

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WRPA Membership Committee

Are you looking at getting involved with WRPA? WRPA's membership committee is looking for enthusiastic members to help the association focus on retaining and growing the membership base. Another goal of this committee is to inspire WRPA members to actively participate in the association, as well as to helping to ensure member satisfaction

If you are interested in enhancing your communication skills, collecting feedback, and helping this committee form new ideas around membership please contact the WRPA office.

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Communications Committee Chair

Are you looking at getting involved with WRPA? This position leads and oversees the Communications Committee to strategize and create content for WRPA communications. The goal of all WRPA communication is to inform, educate, and connect members and supporters of WRPA to further the Association’s mission: promoting excellence in current and future parks and recreation professionals through advocacy, networking, education, and training.

The Communications Committee Chair facilitates monthly meetings of the committee. The chair also supports WRPA’s overall marketing and communication strategy by working closely with WRPA staff, committee team members, and a WRPA Board Liaison to oversee a professional, consistent, and active communication workflow.

If you are interested in enhancing your communication skills, sharing your prespetive, and leading a team? Contact the WRPA office.

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Communications Committee Newsletter Chair

Are you looking at getting involved with WRPA? This position focuses on partnering with the Communications Committee to gather and edit content for the bi-monthly newsletter and all WRPA communications. The goal of all WRPA communication is to inform, educate, and connect members and supporters of WRPA to further the Association’s mission: promoting excellence in current and future parks and recreation professionals through advocacy, networking, education, and training.

Review the WRPAToday Archives to learn a little more.

If you are interested in enhancing your communication skills, learning more about the WRPA community, and enhancing our communications? Contact the WRPA office.

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Whether it is through communications, events, or sponsorship, you can use WRPA volunteer opportunities to gain valuable professional experience, support the broader Park and Recreation field, and most importantly, have fun! Wherever you are in your career, there is a place for you to both serve and grow with WRPA. Please visit the WRPA Committee Directory for a full list of volunteer opportunities and corresponding job descriptions. If you are interested in volunteering, email the office at [email protected] or call 1-888-459-0009.