CEDIA Issues Call for Volunteers
CEDIA has issued a call for volunteers, noting that with its current volunteer base at nearly 100 dedicated members, it is looking to continue the collaborative relationship it has with existing members as well as welcome new ones.
The Association notes that volunteers have the opportunity to meet great people, collaborate and work with fellow volunteers and industry experts, learn more about home technology and be at the frontline of this fast-paced industry. As well as working with the industry’s best and brightest talent, CEDIA volunteers get the opportunity to support CEDIA at exhibitions, either on the show stand or presenting education and CPD sessions.
CEDIA has three core volunteering types: Shapers, Creators, and Educators. Shapers are known as those who help all levels volunteer of activities and become involved in CEDIA’s Committees and Advisory Groups. CEDIA currently has five committees, focusing on membership, education, standards, industry relations and marketing. Creators are volunteers who dedicate time to writing and reviewing professional papers and serve as subject matter experts, bloggers, and content writers. Finally, Educators help mentor, provide advice, and disseminate knowledge as facilitators, instructors, or presenters.
As part of the programme, volunteers are given complete control over the amount of time they dedicate to the organisation. This can start from less than a day (known as a ‘quick task’), one day or more (a short task), or a yearlong commitment.
“Volunteers are an integral part of the CEDIA team and play a big role in shaping the future of the association,” comments Matt Nimmons, Operations Director of CEDIA EMEA. “Members who get involved with the volunteering programme are offered the great opportunity to put their stamp on new initiatives, develop resources, implement standards and present training courses. We fully encourage all CEDIA members to volunteering and experience the opportunities available to them.”