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Volunteer Opportunities
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Volunteer Opportunities

Join an HR Houston Committee for an opportunity to learn new skills, make professional connections, and give back to the local community all while having fun and building new friendships.

How to Get Involved:

  • You must be an active HR Houston member to participate on a committee and represent the chapter in volunteer projects
  • Choose your 2020-2021 committee – see below for descriptions
  • Click here to complete the Online Volunteer Form
  • Starting in late summer, committees will hold a mix of virtual meetings and projects held on-site at our community partners' locations (when applicable)


Gulf Coast Symposium Committee



2020-21 Committee Chair

Jennifer Johnston

Human Resources Director
TARA Energy Services, Inc.

Our Symposium Committee helps to educate the public, promote the conference, and support the plans that are made for the Symposium by participating on various project teams:

  • Bookstore - Help us create an inventory for the Bookstore by reviewing a “pick list” and rating titles/descriptions you believe would be popular.
  • Catering - Assist in the selection of food to be served at the Symposium!
  • Concurrent Sessions - Review speaker proposals and recommend the sessions that you believe will be the most popular and/or educational.
  • PACKING - Lots of help needed here!!  Lend a hand at the Chapter Office by preparing for conference move-in.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA - Commit to getting the word out – boost excitement by promoting through your social media outlets!
  • SILENT AUCTION – Help solicit items for the Silent Auction.  All proceeds raised from the Silent Auction will be donated to the SHRM Foundation.
Limited to 65 members; a drawing will be held to confirm participation
The Symposium Committee for the 2020-2021 year is near capacity. Remaining availability is LIMITED and volunteers will be selected through a randomized drawing. Once the committee has been filled, HR Houston will be unable to accept any further registrations until the Summer of 2021.


HR Ambassadors Committee



2020-21 Committee Chair

Tania Prontka

Senior HR Business Partner
Memorial Hermann Health System
- Greater Heights Hospital

Our HR Ambassadors are the first friendly face new members and guests see when they attend an HR Houston event! Ambassadors will:

  • Welcome new members, encourage networking and relationship-building
  • Promote HR Houston membership and the Chapter programs
  • Provide volunteer support at the Chapter events
  • Build relationships with other professionals and have fun!


HR Gives Back Committee



2020-21 Committee Chair

Alexandra Ellis

HR Supervisor

Our HR Gives Back committee members donate their time and expertise to charitable projects that support the community! Members have numerous opportunities to:

  • Work as a team on local service projects that use their HR talents and skills to benefit the workplace
  • Represent HR Houston as you work with community partners: Junior Achievement, NextOp Veterans, Star of Hope, and The WorkFaith Connection helping others with education, job and workplace needs
  • Build relationships with other professionals in the chapter and have fun!


University Liaison Committee



2020-21 Committee Chair

Mike Garcia

Director of Human Resources

Our University Liaison committee members build relationships with students in HR programs at local colleges! Members will:

  • Support students in HR programs at local colleges and universities by attending their meetings and other events per requests made to HR Houston’s Chapter Office to share HR information and resources
  • Develop presentations on relevant topics for HR students that can be offered on an ongoing basis by committee members
  • Promote HR Houston’s scholarships and increase the number of scholarship applications received
  • Build relationships with other professionals in the chapter and have fun!

Prerequisite that you have a minimum of 2-3 years working experience in the HR field.


P.O. Box 4240
Houston, TX 77210-4240