Volunteers are the heart and soul of COMMON, supplying new ideas and helping staff keep conferences running smoothly. From Board members who provide big-picture guidance, to speakers who make COMMON conferences quality educational events, to technical teams that set up on-site labs and lend a hand with upgrades to COMMON’s own Power 8 server, COMMON is an organization built by dedicated volunteers.

Thank you to all members who have donated time, energy and ideas to the organization. We would like to encourage others to join them. Volunteering with COMMON provides a unique opportunity to expand your personal and professional skills while making valuable industry connections. To become a volunteer, please fill out this application.

Questions? Email volunteer_liaison@common.org or call 800.777.6734.

Volunteer Structure

Standing Committees:

  • Judicial Affairs (JAC)
  • Nominating
  • Policies
  • Finance
  • Content
  • Volunteer Recruitment

Advisory Councils/Working Groups:

  • COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC)
  • Expo
  • Volunteer Recognition

Working Groups

  • Student Initiatives
  • Requirements
  • Strategic Education Team (SET) / Subject Matter Expert (SME)
  • IT Executive Conference (ITEC)
  • Tactical Liaison to Curriculum (TLC)
  • Leadership Summit
  • Young i Professionals (YiPs)
  • Networking

Task Forces:

  • Large User Group
  • Local User Group
  • Academic Initiative
  • Social Activities

Open Positions

Please submit an application to let us know that you are interested in volunteering. We will be in touch as positions open.