Volunteer Leadership Opportunities


Hundreds of NAFSA members volunteer to serve the association to create and disseminate knowledge, to influence public policy, and to maintain a strong organization. Below, you'll find a full listing of volunteer leadership opportunities available at NAFSA.

Management & Leadership

  • Annual Conference Committee*
  • Leadership Development Committee*
  • Membership Engagement Committee*
  • Regional Affairs Committee*
  • Regional Executive Team
  • Regional Team*
  • State/District Team*
  • Task Force Member
  • Speaker or Moderator
  • Reviewer for Academy and Diversity Impact Program applications

Professional Interest

  • Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EA KC)*
  • Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholar Services (KC ISSS)*
  • International Enrollment Management Knowledge Community (IEM KC)*
  • International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC)*
  • Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community (TLS KC)*
  • Education Abroad Regulatory Practice Committee (EA RP)*
  • International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice Committee (ISS RP)*
  • Member Interest Group Leader
  • Write for a NAFSA Publication, Network, or Blog

Advocacy & Policy

  • Attend Advocacy Day in Washington, DC
  • Sign Up for Action Alerts
  • Participate in Taking Action
  • Grassroots Leadership Program
  • Connecting Our World

Training and Education

  • Annual Conference Volunteer
  • Collegial Conversation Presenter
  • Core Education Workshop Trainer (Trainer Corps)
  • Presenter for an e-Learning Express, e-Learning Course or e-Learning Seminar
  • Regional or Annual Conference Poster Presenter
  • Regional or Annual Conference Session Presenter
  • Regional or Annual Conference Session or Poster Fair Proposal Reviewer

Coaching and Mentoring

  • Academy Coach
  • Academy Chair Stream
  • Annual Conference Student-Mentor Program
  • EA Connector Program
  • IEM KC Buddy Program
  • KC ISSS Buddy Program
  • Diversity Impact Program Mentor
  • Global Dialogue Fellowship Dialogue Partner
  • Regional Chair Cohort Coach
  • Regional Chair-elect Cohort Coach
  • Regional Conference Planner Cohort Coach
  • Regional Treasurer Cohort Coach

Guidance and Strategy

  • NAFSA President and Chair of the Board
  • NAFSA Vice President for Public Policy and Practice
  • NAFSA Vice President for Scholarship and Institutional Strategy
  • NAFSA Vice President for Professional Development and Engagement
  • NAFSA Board Secretary
  • NAFSA Board Member-at-Large

*Multiple positions exist such as Chair, chair-elect/designate, coordinator, subcomittee chair, subcommittee member, taskforce chair, taskforce member, etc.