volunteer opportunities



Are you or someone you know a natural leader, love our profession and want to support other colleagues to grow their careers?  If so, we are looking for you. PRSA Puget Sound has opened our Call for Nominations for the 2019 Board of Directors.

Board positions involve leadership in our Puget Sound chapter to advance the profession and provide quality programs and services that serve our members.  As a board member, you’ll affect decisions about programs we offer members, ways to connect and engage professionals and we guarantee you’ll meet many amazing colleagues along the way. Basic expectations are:

  • Attend Board Meetings and events throughout the year
  • Contribute ideas and talents to shape and promote interesting and relevant programs
  • Help recruit volunteers and new members to keep chapter activities rich and exciting
  • Network with professionals through the Puget Sound to ensure a vibrant and healthy chapter.

Terms are three years and the nomination process is simple and easy.  Simply read the board position descriptions and fill out this short form to nominate yourself, or a colleague (but please check with them first).  Once we have you or your colleagues’ interest, a member of our nominating committee will contact you.  Submissions are due September 1, 2018 to Tim Smith, APR, PRSA Puget Sound Nominating Committee, P.O. Box 58530, Seattle, WA 98138-1530 or via email: prsa-office@asi-seattle.net

Questions?  Contact President Karla Slate, APR, Past-President Tim Smith, APR or any member of the Puget Sound board.

We hope you’ll join us in PRSA leadership to advance the profession and the professional in the Puget Sound region.    




Are you a natural networker? Sharp and snappy writer? Social media ninja? Business rock star?
Share and develop your skills, build your resume, network, and contribute to the success of our chapter.

PRSA volunteer opportunities have various time commitments. We can match you with opportunities that fit your interest and availability. Browse the options below and contact Jacque Coe, APR with a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you:

Diversity Support outreach to ensure our chapter is diverse, inclusive and reflective of our PR community. Whether it’s identifying speakers for events, recruiting volunteers, new members and prospective leaders who can contribute important and wide-ranging perspectives, adding your skills to our diversity efforts helps make the chapter stronger.

Communications Promote chapter news and events. Are you an amazing writer or social media rock star? Our chapter communications help members stay connected and allows us to hear what’s on their minds.
Programs and Events Use your contacts or expertise to plan a workshop or event. By developing relevant and interesting programs and events which reflect member interests and needs, you can stay on top of trends in the profession and connect with leaders in our field to share the latest strategy or success story.
Membership Contacting new members to ensure they’re welcome and aware of all the great member benefits is essential to a vibrant chapter. By connecting with new members early, you’ll help us stay current with their career interests, needs and contributions. Plus, planning fun events to welcome new members is a blast!
Awards Help with annual Totem and Professional Achievement Awards. Our fun and popular annual awards draw professionals from across the region to share their best work and celebrate the success of others.
Sponsorships Build chapter relationships with business sponsors. By developing relationships with business, our chapter remains connected and healthy. Sponsorships are a great way to meet business leaders.
Mentor Support rising PR professionals. Helping college students and young professionals with knowledge and expertise enriches their career, and yours.
PRSSA Support PR students at local universities through the local Public Relations Student Society of America. A strong connection with PRSSA helps students and professional alike.
YoPro Networking helps engage and enrich young professionals, also known as YoPros. The YoPro group welcomes all communications professionals to attend social gatherings at no cost, recognizing this community plays an important role in advancing the profession and the professional.
South Sound Our members in the south Puget Sound hold engaging programs, events and professional development opportunities designed to connect, engage and inspire professionals at all levels and industries.
Masters Organize events for seasoned practitioners who have mastered the basics and more and seek new connections and subjects.
Accreditation Encouraging professionals to pursue accreditation in public relations (APR) is rewarding and helps with important maintenance requirements.
Ethics Create engaging and fun ethics conversations to keep integrity at the center of our profession.
Philanthropy Provide needed pro bono work or help worthy non-profits which supports community service and understanding of the public relations profession.
Questions? Contact Jacque Coe, APR.



Chapter Contacts

Chapter President
Karla Slate, APR
City of Covington
(253) 677-2877

Administrative Office
or (206) 623-8632

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