Current Volunteer Opportunities


Position title: Virtual Volunteer (Twitter) 
Interest Area: Communications
Responsibilities: Re-tweet and/or quote tweets from @cara-acaar on a weekly basis with the goal of raising awareness of CARA in support of our programs, services, membership and volunteer goals
Hours: 15 minutes/week, minimum 3 month commitment please 
Travel Required: No

Optional Training providedTwitter basics webinar and free registration for the Advanced Twitter webinar


Position title: Research Administration Certificate Program Ambassador 
Interest Area: Professional Development & Communications
Responsibilities: Educate fellow research administrators about the Research Administration Certificate opportunity at Mohawk College through blog posts, CARA Connection articles, social media and/or in person presentations at institutions and conferences. For members in southern Ontario, you could organize a presentation by CARA and Mohawk staff at your institution. CARA has a slide deck available and you could present at your institution or others in your area.
Hours: 30 minutes/month
Travel Required: No


Position title: LinkedIn Community Curator
Interest Area: Communications
Responsibilities: Post articles and links relevant to our community, catalyze discussions, comment on posts on a weekly basis.
Hours: 30 minutes/month
Travel Required: No


Position title: Contributing Editor
Interest Area: Communications (Writing/Editing)
Responsibilities: Solicit, write and edit articles for CARA’s bi-monthly newsletter. Working as part of the newsletter team, you write articles in your area of expertise and recruit diverse writers to publish in the CARA Connection. Please see
Hours: 1+ hour/month
Travel Required: No 


Position title: Webinar Presenter
Interest Area: Professional Development
Responsibilities: Develop and present a webinar in your particular area of expertise. CARA coordinates the advertising, scheduling and webinar platform. Presenters submit an abstract and bio for review by the Chair, Professional Development and for advertising. Presenter does a systems test prior to the webinar and the webinar is moderated by the CARA Program Coordinator (please contact for a list of topics)
Hours: 1 hour webinar plus preparation time. Webinars are scheduled to speaker convenience.
Travel Required: No


Position title: Mentor 
Interest Area: Professional Development
Responsibilities:  Mentor a fellow CARA member one-on-one via email and telephone. Share your career story and expertise and provide coaching and encouragement to someone newer to our profession. Mentee identifies areas for mentorship. CARA also provides an application to help you identify ways you can assist your mentee and suggests topics for which mentees are seeking mentorship.
Hours: 1-2 hours/month
Travel Required: No, but you may be able to meet your mentee at the National Conference.


Position title: Graphic design volunteer
Interest Area: Membership Engagement, communications 
Responsibilities: Graphic design work for CARA projects such as invitations, banners or other projects

Hours: 6 hours per year with possibility of more if desired.

Travel Required: No


Position title: Webinar moderator
Interest Area: Membership Engagement, communications, professional development
Responsibilities: Introduce speakers, assist attendees, update attendees on CARA news, thank speakers.

Hours: 4 - 6 hours per year

Travel Required: No



For all of these opportunities, please contact: Sarah Lampson

Thank you for considering volunteering with CARA!