Volunteer with ATD-LA

Volunteer with ATD-LA and be a part of the premier L&D professional organization in Los Angeles. Volunteers make up the heart of the ATD-Los Angeles Chapter! We are a volunteer organization where each volunteer gives a few hours per month to help the organization be its best.

Our Board of Directors and management team volunteer their time and expertise to plan chapter events and projects. They play a vital role in sustaining the board and chapter leadership roles. While you must be an active member, opportunities are available across the chapter for a variety of short- and long-term projects. Your commitment can be big or small.

If you are looking for ways to develop leadership, sales, marketing, communication, networking, negotiation, and many other critical skills, we encourage you to volunteer with ATD-LA.

If you are currently in transition or looking for new opportunities in the L&D/TD space, volunteering with ATD-LA is a great way to keep your pulse on the industry and build a referral network. Volunteering is an investment in long-term career growth, because it is a way to get referrals. People work with you and get to know you, and are more likely to refer you to opportunities and contacts. Volunteering with ATD-LA also increases your visibility, creates networking opportunities, and provides opportunities to build or learn new skills.

Even if a position is currently filled, please let us know of your interest to be a team member. All of our board members can use assistance, and it is a great way to find out more before committing to a full-term role.

If you are interested in volunteering with ATD-LA, please complete our interest form or reach out to volunteers@atdla.org.

Personal and Professional Benefits

  • Skill development
Always wanted to learn about talent development, nonprofit and organizational change? Have experience working with diverse teams and would like to be an ambassador of the chapter? Volunteering helps you learn new skills, keep skills sharp, or use existing skills in new ways.
  • Career exploration

Regardless of your age or career level, volunteering will introduce you to new professional paths. Volunteering can be an excellent way to learn more about a particular role or sector and hoping to gain exposure into new workplaces or office cultures.

  • Networking Opportunities

Never underestimate the power of networking; volunteering offers the opportunity to cross paths—as well as, in many cases, quickly bond—with people from across your community, including many with whom you may otherwise not have had contact.

Volunteer Interest Form

Volunteering Agreement

By typing my name in the form below, if selected, I, as an ATD-Los Angeles volunteer recognize that in the course of volunteering for ATD-LA, I may or will become aware of information that is the confidential property of ATD-LA. For the purposes of this agreement, any information, material, or data that ATD-LA considers and treats as confidential, sensitive, or proprietary shall be defined as confidential, whether or not it is explicitly marked as such.

Information that is confidential, sensitive or proprietary may result from various activities and/or sources (i.e., membership personal information, attendance, financial, legal agreements, etc.). Forward all external media (reporters, television, radio and news) inquiries to the Board of Directors. This may include but is not limited to the examples listed in the ATD-LA Confidentiality Policy.

I understand that, from the date of this agreement forward, I will abide by the ATD-LA Confidentiality Policy and respect the confidential property of ATD-LA and, within reasonable limits, personally protect that property from communication or other distribution to others and will not use such information for my own personal gain, or the advantage of any other organization or entity unless such material

(a) is in the public domain through no fault of mine,
(b) is properly known by me, without restriction, prior to disclosure by ATD-LA,
(c) is properly disclosed to me by another person without restriction, or
(d) for which I receive written approval of an officer of ATD-LA prior to disclosure.

Want to Learn More?

Are you interested in a specific volunteer opportunity and want to learn more about the position or what ATD-LA does?

Click the link at right to register for our next board meeting (must be an ATD-LA member). 

Upcoming events

If you are interested in volunteering with ATD-LA, please reach out to Valerie Quezada at volunteers@atdla.org.

Grow as a Volunteer 

Below is an example of our succession planning.

Volunteer Recognition

The chapter wouldn't be possible without the hard work and effort of our volunteer community. Our board, leaders, helpers and managers serve pro bono. As leaders in the field, we rely on the community to step up and lead the programs and events.

President’s Award

Given at the discretion of the President of ATD-LA to recognize high performance and extraordinary efforts

Honor Member

Given by the Board of Directors for an outstanding contribution to the Chapter by someone who is not already a member of ATD-LA

Lifetime Award

Given by the Board of Directors for outstanding contributions to the profession and ATD-LA over many years to someone who is not a Board member at the time of the award determination

Frank Rabwin Memorial Leadership Award

Given by the Board of Directors for significant leadership contributions to the Chapter consisting of involvement in several projects and/or for mentoring numerous members to someone who is not a Board member at the time of the award determination

Terrence Wing Torch Award (formerly Torch Award)   

Since 2013, given by the Board of Directors to non-Board members for outstanding contributions to the Chapter over the span of many years to someone who is not a Board member at the time of the award determination

Directors’ Distinguished Service Award

Given by the Board of Directors for outstanding contributions to the Chapter during the past year to someone who is not a Board member at the time of the award determination

Special Interest Group Leader of the Year

Recognizing Special Interest Group leaders and their efforts, since 2009

Volunteer(s) of the Year

Given by the Board of Directors for outstanding contributions in a volunteer capacity to the Chapter during the past year to someone who is not a Board Member at the time of the award determination


Special recognition to a member, corporation, or other partner

ATD-Los Angeles Chapter
9852 W. Katella Ave. #187
Anaheim, CA 92804
Chapter Code: CH8028

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