Get Involved

Interested in doing more than attending our monthly programs? The Network works hard to provide members with additional opportunities to get involved, not only within our own organization but also within the broader community. 

Get involved with our community partners

The Network is proud to have strong relationships with nonprofit and civic organizations throughout our community, and we take great pride in connecting members to organizations they're passionate about. We routinely reach out to community partners to learn how our members can help serve their mission - whether that's hand-on volunteering, filling a volunteer leadership role, or something else. We're currently in the process of reaching out to partners to learn about their 2017 needs, so be sure to check back for a fully updated roster. In the meantime, learn more about current board openings on the blog here and here.

Get involved with a Network Task Force

The Network employs a task force structure to allow members to get involved in projects they're passionate about without having to commit to an ongoing, multi-year commitment. Each task force has volunteer leadership, specific goals, and a timeline for completion. We're always looking to create more task forces, so if you have an idea for one please let Paige Oxendine know.

Membership Task Force: Our membership task force is made up of 6-10 members who assist with membership recruitment and retention efforts. Members of this task force perform personal outreach to new members throughout their first 90 days, work to develop various membership initiatives, assist staff with presentations to local organizations, and other items as needed.

Leadership & Volunteerism Task Force: The leadership and volunteerism task force works diligently to ensure that Network members are made aware of leadership and service opportunities throughout the community. These 12-14 members assist with gathering information from our community partners and compiling it for The Network's website, newsletter, and other communications.

Student Outreach (Engineering): This task force is focused on connecting with local college students who are pursuing engineering careers. Currently in its first stages, the task force is conducting focus groups with local engineering students and performing outreach to local engineering employers. The task force plans to use the spring 2017 semester as their research phase. The group will then develop and implement programs designed to encourage engineering students to start their careers in Springfield beginning in the fall 2017 semester.

Student Outreach (Healthcare): This task force is focused on connecting with local college students who are pursuing careers in healthcare. Currently in its first stages, the task force is conducting focus groups with local healthcare students and performing outreach to local employers. The task force plans to use the spring 2017 semester as their research phase. The group will then develop and implement programs designed to encourage healthcare students to start their careers in Springfield beginning in the fall 2017 semester. 

Student Outreach (IT): This task force is focused on connecting with local college students who are pursuing careers in information technology. Currently in its first stages, the task force is conducting focus groups with local IT students and performing outreach to local IT employers. The task force plans to use the spring 2017 semester as their research phase. The group will then develop and implement programs designed to encourage information technology students to start their careers in Springfield beginning in the fall 2017 semester.