Volunteer Opportunities

We are a volunteer-driven membership organization. We have about a dozen committees that organize events and initiatives in support of our organization, its members, and the broader St. Louis business community. Our committees host networking events, philanthropy initiatives, and educational opportunities on a broad range of topics relating to the HR profession.

Interested in joining a committee? Read more about them below. Contact the committee chair for more information or click here to volunteer.

Business Partner Committee
SHRM of Greater St. Louis has dozens of members who are business partners serving the HR community. Members of this committee help those business partners connect with other SHRM members. The committee invites business partners to sponsor meetings, advertise on the website, and join us as leaders at our annual conference. Contact Tammy McAllister for more information and to join this committee.

Many of our members take the PHR/SPHR and SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification exams each year. Members of our certification committee coordinate a certification prep course in the fall and spring as the test date approaches. To learn more, contact Katie Magoon, SPHR, SHRM-SCP.

Communication is key! Our communications committee publishes regular e-newsletters for our members, and keeps the website updated. To join, reach out to Danielle Schroeder, PHR, SHRM-CP

We are proud to have a committee that focuses on promoting diversity in our profession. For more information about joining this committee, contact Tedd Trabert, SPHR

Leadership Conference
Our Annual Leadership Conference is our organization's premier event. Every year, it brings together hundreds of HR professionals who hear from dozens of speakers on a variety of topics. Past Keynote Speakers have included Johnny Taylor (SHRM CEO), Robert Chapman (CEO of Barry-Wehmiller), and John O'Leary. Committee members have the opportunity to shape all aspects of the conference. For more information, contact Robin Wood, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

The Membership Committee recruits and retains our hundreds of members. Committee members identify potential members, welcome new members to the organization, and promote involvement among our membership. To learn more, reach out to Melissa Jones

Many of our members join SHRM of Greater St. Louis for mentorship. Our Mentorship Committee facilitates a formal networking program that provides resume review and promotes career advancement. Interested? Contact Angela Louis, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Rik Nemanick, Ph.D.

The Programs Committee sets our entire educational agenda. Volunteers identify topics of interest, recruit speakers, and coordinate logistics for our monthly programs each year. For more information contact Nicki McCallister

SHRM Foundation
Our chapter proudl supports the SHRM Foundation through fundraisers and social activities. Committee members plan and execute events and activities designed to raise awareness and funds for the SHRM Foundation. Reach out to Andrew Metcalf to learn more.

University Relations
SHRM of Greater St. Louis forges strong relationships with students at colleges and universities that offer degrees in Human Resource Management. This committee serves as an advisor to local student chapters and acts as a liaison between our organization and those chapter. To learn more, contact Katie Magoon, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Workforce Readiness
The philanthropic arm of SHRM of Greater St. Louis supports workforce readiness initiatives in the St. Louis area. We identify the resources most helpful to HR professionals and promote those resources within members. The Workforce Readiness Committee determines how our members can advocate for workforce readiness initiatives and community and organizations. For more information contact Tedd Trabert, SPHR

Young Professionals
The SHRM of Greater St. Louis Young Professionals Committee facilitates educational and social opportunities for the next generation of HR professionals. All members are welcome to join Young Professionals events as mentors to our younger members, or as new members looking to grow their careers. The chair of this committee is Sara Lamkey, PHR