Do you have a desire to contribute to CAI? To support your profession and enhance your career? To improve the world of community associations and gain recognition within the CAI community of members?
CAI’s mission is fulfilled through education, advocacy and other programs that would not be possible without the support of over 130 members who volunteer with CAI. Volunteer service helps CAI achieve strategic goals and objectives and provides members with opportunities to meet and network with colleagues, and participate in a meaningful way in the organization. In fact, 92% of our chapter volunteers have said volunteering with the chapter has been a meaningful experience that makes them want to remain engaged with CAI. Community Association Managers who volunteer with the Keystone Chapter can also earn credit hours for the CMCA Recertification Application. Check the CAMICB website for more details.
The chapter offers various volunteer opportunities on many chapter committees and regional councils. Volunteers assist with the following activities:
- Writing articles and organizing content for our chapter magazine and blog
- Selecting speakers and topics for educational sessions
- Organizing social events and golf outings
- Recruiting new members and helping to retain existing members
- Organizing regional programs in the Poconos, New Jersey, and Central Pennsylvania
- Serving as a New Member Ambassador
Scroll down for a list of committees with a short description of each.
Become a CAI New Member Ambassador. The goal of the New Member Ambassador Program is to welcome new members, encourage members to become more active, strengthen member engagement, and increase member retention. Click here for more information including qualifications to serve as a New Member Ambassador. Ambassadors will become members of the Member Engagement Committee.
Ad hoc volunteering: Not interested in making a yearlong commitment to serve on a committee? Keystone Helping Hands are volunteers willing to occasionally lend a hand at Keystone CAI events or with special projects. Volunteering for a committee is not required and there will be no regular meetings! Sign up using the Volunteer with CAI Keystone button.
Resources for Chapter Volunteers
Scroll down to review the list and description of each committee and council. All committee volunteers are required to attend the chapter’s annual Volunteer Kickoff Retreat event held in early January.
Before nominating yourself to join a committee, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the following committee policies and expectations:
- Committee Policies & Procedures
- Guide for Committee Leaders. – for anyone interested in serving as Chair, Vice Chair or Secretary of a chapter committee or council.
Members who have been confirmed as a volunteer for 2024 are required to sign the Chapter Volunteer Statement of Expectations, which can be found below. Click on the down arrow to open the form, review the expectations, and electronically submit your completed form.
2024 Chapter Volunteer Statement of Expectations Acknowledgement
Chapter volunteers – log in to see information, minutes and documents pertaining to your committee. You’ll need your email address and password to log in.
Working together, we will continue to provide dynamic, exciting and educational programs for the community association world! The chapter also has adopted a Whistleblower Policy which chapter volunteers are encouraged to review.
List of Committees & Councils
Here’s a brief description of our committees, what they do and when they meet. Be sure to select a committee that matches your own interests, skills and schedule.
Annual Conference & Expo Committee
Plan and promote our chapter’s Annual Conference & Expo, known as Community Live! Help with tasks such as education session topic and speaker selection, recruitment of exhibitors and sponsors, scheduling of events and volunteering on the day of the big event. Committee meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 9:00 AM.
The Awards Committee is responsible for promoting the chapter awards program and planning the annual awards gala in conjunction with chapter staff. The Awards Committee shall develop the annual awards program, recruit nominees for each award, and assist the chapter staff with planning the details of the awards gala. Committee meets monthly on the second Thursday at 9:30 AM.
Business Partners Council
Develop and promote educational and networking programs and services that will enhance the value of membership for business partner members and help increase membership among this member type. Committee meets monthly on the first Tuesday at 9:30 AM.
Communications & Content Committee
Although this committee helps plan and publish Community Assets magazine as well as develop content for our blog and podcasts, you don’t have to be a writer to be a member! In fact, the primary job of members of this committee is helping to identify topics for articles and finding authors among our membership to write those articles, and recruiting presenters to record podcasts. Little to no actual writing is required! Committee meets monthly on the second Thursday at 11:00 AM.
Golf Tournament Committee
Help plan our annual golf tournament to make it a fun and successful event, including site selection, recruiting golfers and selling sponsorships. Committee meets 5-6 times per year from Spring to Fall on Wednesday mornings.
Gold Star Community Recognition Committee
Promote CAI’s award winning community recognition program and judge Gold Star entries. Committee meets on an as-needed basis approximately 6 times per year.
Homeowner Leaders Committee
Join fellow homeowner leader members to help develop educational programs for condo and HOA board members, committee volunteers, and residents and help design policy templates to share with member community associations. Committee meets bi-monthly on the fourth Tuesday, generally, at 10:00 AM.
Keystone Executive Leadership Retreat Committee
The Keystone Executive Leadership Retreat is a high-level education and networking event targeted to management company CEOs, senior staff and large scale community managers held in the Fall. This committee develops the educational content for the event, assist with site selection, and sponsor and attendee recruitment. Committee meets monthly on the first Thursday, generally, at 8:30 AM.
LAC Ladies on the Links Golf Committee
This committee plans and promotes the Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee’s major fundraising event each year – the Ladies on the Links Golf Tournament! Join this committee to help plan this fun and engaging event – including sponsor and attendee recruitment and planning event details – while raising critical funds necessary to the advocacy mission of CAI.
Plan and promote education symposiums, webinars and networking opportunities for managers. Administers manager scholarship programs and assists in recruiting managers to join CAI. Managers only, please! Committee meets bi-monthly on the second Wednesday at 10:00 AM.
Member Outreach & Engagement
Strengthen and promote the CAI Keystone Chapter through personalized mentorship of new members and promoting member retention. Committee will be responsible for onboarding and orienting new members regarding membership benefits, educational advancement, social and networking opportunities, while maintaining the CAI brand and accomplishing the mission of the organization. Committee meets monthly on the first Monday at 1:00 PM.
P.U.L.S.E. Committee – Professionals United to Lead, Serve & Engage
CAI’s P.U.L.S.E committee is for young(er) professionals in the industry. This new committee is intended to give young professionals who are new to the industry opportunities for networking, mentoring, and engaging with the industry and organization at large. Committee meets monthly on the first Friday at 11:00 AM.
Because of the large geographic expanse of our chapter, the board has established various regional councils tasked with guiding the chapter’s educational programming and outreach efforts in specific regional areas, including:
Central PA Regional Council
Generally meets in conjunction with council programs on a quarterly basis at location in the Lancaster or Harrisburg area.
New Jersey Regional Council
(Camden, Gloucester, Salem and parts of Burlington Counties)
Committee meets bi-monthly either on the first Wednesday at 9:30 AM or immediately prior to or following a council program.
Pocono Mountains Regional Council
(Allentown to Scranton and everything in between. Includes the Lehigh Valley)
Committee meets before or after each Poconos and Lehigh Valley program on site at the program location.