Volunteer Opportunities

FASFAA is a volunteer professional organization, and as such, depends on the talents, experience and energy of its members to achieve its goals and initiatives.  Volunteering to serve on a FASFAA committee benefits your colleagues, students and parents, as well as providing an opportunity for personal and professional development.  FASFAA encourages your participation and welcomes your involvement.  You must be a current member of FASFAA to serve on a committee.

Click here to complete the FASFAA Volunteer Form

If you have further questions regarding the activities of a specific committee, please feel free to e-mail the appropriate contact listed on the Executive Board.


 Committee Descriptions


Communication and Outreach Committee:

Description coming.

Conference Committee:

The main function and goal of this committee is to plan and coordinate all training, professional development and networking activities held in conjunction with the association’s annual conference.  The committee will be relying on FASFAA members to volunteer to assist in the planning stages and on-site to ensure a successful conference.  We will send a “Call for Session Proposals” and be seeking volunteers to serve as presenters and moderators.  However, on-site assistance at the conference provides many opportunities to volunteer - local arrangements (i.e. setup, logistics, community service project, etc.) registration, electronic services support, presenters and moderators.    Consider volunteering, it’s a great opportunity to serve your association and an experience you will enjoy!


  1. Local Arrangements:  Logistics, Events, Community Service Project, etc.
  2. Registration
  3. Electronic Services Support
  4. Presenters/Moderators

Electronic Services Committee:

Maintain the FASFAA web site including but not limited to the development of New Membership and Renewal Forms, the posting of association events to the online calendar, creating and managing online event registration for regional workshops and conferences, monitor listserv and bulletin boards postings, and assist members with general web site inquiries.  Works closely with the Membership Chair, Treasurer and Bookkeeper to maintain the membership database for accuracy.  Assists with onsite registration and provides services for association equipment delivery and set-up during conference.   

Federal and State Legislative Affairs Committee: 

This committee monitors and keeps the membership informed of the status of all federal financial aid programs, including funding and proposed legislative and regulatory changes.  They also encourage and influence the membership to respond to regulatory and legislative initiatives through communication with legislators. 

Financial Literacy / Early Awareness Committee:

The Financial Literacy / Early Awareness Outreach Committee’s mission is to spread awareness in the hopes of assisting students with college access and success. This committee will also be responsible for all FASFAA Outreach efforts, including College Goal Sunday.

Fiscal Concerns Committee:

Description coming.

Global Issues:

The purpose of the Global Issues Committee is to maintain a line of communication between current or upcoming global issues and the Executive Board. In addition to increasing multicultural membership and participation, the Committee will also be responsible for establishing synergistic interaction among members, informing the general membership of the concerns and issues related to multiple aspects of our financial aid profession.

Graduate / Professional Committee:

Description coming.

Membership Committee:

The main function and goal of this committee is to welcome all new FASFAA members at all FASFAA events including Regional Workshops, New Aid Officer Training and the annual Spring Conference. During the conference we plan the new member reception, staff the new member welcome table and greet new members. At the workshops the committee members would welcome new members and talk about FASFAA and explain how to get involved with the association.  In addition, this committee maintains the FASFAA membership database for accuracy, completion and elimination of duplicate records. Our duties will include assigning new and renewed members to the appropriate groups/regions. Process memberships paid online (PayPal). Print and mail membership certificates as requested, respond to questions from the membership regarding membership status, username and passwords and other general inquiries.

Newsletter Committee:

Description: Committee members will reach out to the association membership, encouraging participation in the association newsletter through article and information submission.  Members of the committee may be involved in review and editing of newsletter submissions.  Committee members can expect to spend approximately ten hours per quarter with their involvement.

Past Presidents' Committee:

This committee is made up of Past Presidents of FASFAA who provide guidance, support and insight for current FASFAA Leadership. Membership in the committee is restricted to past presidents of FASFAA and the committee is led by our current Immediate Past President.

Scholarship Committee:

This committee is responsible for fundraising efforts for the Bonnie L. Pirkle Memorial Scholarship.   

Training Committee:

Description coming.

Vendor / Sponsor Committee:

Description: The Vendor / Sponsor chair serves as a liaison between vendors supporting FASFAA and the Conference Committee. As part of the Sponsor Committee, an Advisory Group of Sponsors and Vendors will work together to promote participation at events, coordinate conference vending area for maximum visibility, and work to keep vendors engaged during conference events.   Other members of the committee will work to coordinate promotional opportunities for vendors and sponsors, seek opportunities for vendors and sponsors to engage with financial aid professionals through focused workshops and other opportunities, and coordinate logistical support for vendors at the annual conference.  Potential future opportunities may include coordination with Electronic Services (for website support), Webinars and Newsletter (for promotional opportunities).

Volunteer Services Committee:

The Volunteer Services Committee is responsible for the facilitation of volunteer recruitment, organization, and mobilization. Responsibilities to encourage and promote volunteerism include: creation and organization of the volunteer database, follow-up with interested members to become volunteers, placement of interested members in appropriate roles within the association, mobilization of volunteers for critical organization functions, and facilitation of approved volunteer appreciation events.



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