IOA Volunteer Coordination Committee

About the Volunteer Coordination Committee and Their Mission

The goals of this committee include:
  • Develop and oversee IOA’s volunteer pool in order to increase the number of volunteers active in the organization,
  • Direct potential volunteers into opportunities for which they are interested and well suited,
  • Work with committees and the board on succession planning for leadership positions,
  • Communicate volunteer needs to the membership and coordinate initiatives for the recognition of volunteers.



  • Julia Heck, Co-Chair, Associate Director, Office of the Ombuds, Eastern Michigan University

Board Liasion

  • Roy Baroff, CO-OP®, North Carolina State University

Committee Members

  • Tiffany Chen, Eastern Michigan University
  • Wanda Donnelly, US Department of State
  • Shawn Hutchens, CO-OP, University of California, Irvine
  • Kimberly Jackson Davidson, Oberlin College
  • Delicia Perdue, Weatherford


  • Create a best practices document offering guidance in recognizing and motivating volunteers
  • Improve marketing of committee description document to raise awareness about many committees of IOA and recruit volunteers
  • Collaborate with the Communication Committee on the development of a volunteer page for IOA website
  • Continue to improve strategies for recruitment, retention, and recognition of IOA volunteers


  • Followed up with all people who expressed interest in volunteering at the 2016 IOA Annual Conference and placed them with committees where possible
  • Continued to create communications and marketing materials to meet the volunteer needs of various committees
  • Expanded the platform in which we recruit volunteers to include IOA communities, social media, and a web presence
  • Partnered with Conference Committee to improve the volunteer luncheon and volunteer recruitment at the 2017 Conference
  • Created a “one-stop-shop” document concisely describing each committee, in response to members feeling overwhelmed by the number of diverse committees
  • Continued our Independent Voice series “Volunteer Spotlight” quarterly articles introducing IOA committee chairs and their valuable contributions to IOA

To Join the Committee

If you are interested in joining this or any other committee, please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to learn more about available positions and complete our Volunteer Interest Form.

Volunteer Interest Form

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