Become an Astra Volunteer

As a nonprofit organization with a big vision and territory, and wonderful opportunities to help women-owned businesses grow and prosper through education and certification, Astra Women’s Business Alliance (Astra) relies on member volunteers to support its efforts.

In-kind services, mentoring, participation in leadership roles, presentations at Astra events and webinars, participation on committees – Certification & Site Visits, Education, Marketing, Sponsorship, and Corporate Member Retention & Recruitment – and special event planning all rely on volunteer support. Volunteer commitments range from a few hours to ongoing participation.

Complete the volunteer survey to help us find the right volunteer opportunity based on your availability, interests and skills.

Thank you for considering to offer your support!

Standing (On-Going) Committees:

  • Certification & Site Visits – Reviews application and supporting documents for WBE certification; conducts site visits and makes recommendations on the files reviewed; ensures the integrity of the certification process. Time commitment: Monthly committee meeting (3 hours) and monthly assigned site visits (1 – 3+hours).
  • Sponsorship – Reach out to other members and national Corporate WBENC members with event sponsorship information throughout the year. Quarterly time commitment: 3+ hours.
  • Education – Develop educational/networking programs and monitor member satisfaction; plan existing and new programs for WBE Members. Monthly time commitment: 1+ hours.
  • Corporate Member Retention & Recruitment – Assist with recruiting new Corporate Members and retaining current Corporate Members. Quarterly time commitment: 3 – 4 hours.
  • Marketing – Develop and implement strategies for creating awareness of and building loyalty for Astra among the region’s women-owned businesses and publicaly traded corporations headquartered in the region. Works with Sponsorship, Education and Corporate Member Retention & Recruitment committees to develop messaging and collateral. Executes social media strategy. Monthly time commitment: 3 – 4 hours.

Special Event Committees:

The special event committees assist with planning and executing Astra events. Tasks include organizing event logistics, coordinating volunteers, soliciting items for silent auctions/donations, coordinating with the Marketing Committee, and more. Committee meetings begin 12 – 18 months prior to the event. Astra major events include:

  • Global Connect Summit
  • Economic Summits
  • 20th Anniversary Celebrations
  • Matchmaking
  • Supplier Diversity Best Practices
  • Annual Awards Ceremony