volunteer with skillsusa massachusetts
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for SkillsUSA Massachusetts, Inc. Volunteers are very important to us and we want to support you. This information should help you to get started but if you have questions at any time or if you
would like to receive information in a different way please ask.
We have a large number of people who give their time in a broad range of ways in a voluntary capacity. We
have opportunities for people to get involved in community service initiatives, the SkillsUSA Championships
(as judges and competition Event Managers and Series Directors), to be part of our Alumni Association (as a
conference assistant or member of the Alumni Executive Board), to be part of our Leadership Team (as a
media volunteer, leadership trainer, script writer and event logistics staff) or as a member of our Board of
Directors. There are also tasks that are one-off or that can be done from home for people who wish to help but
have time constraints.
Many people volunteer – it is an expectation, which helps to keep the costs down for everyone. Volunteers
generally do what they do to assist SkillsUSA Massachusetts, Inc. in meeting its goals but also because they
like their involvement:
• They want to help because they like being part of SkillsUSA Massachusetts, Inc.
• They want to help because “someone did it for them once.”
• They want to learn new skills and meet new people
• They have skills that SkillsUSA Massachusetts, Inc. needs
• They want something to do with their time
• They enjoyed their own or their children’s participation as a member
We encourage people to help out as much as they can, and encourage an “everyone pitches in and one
person – one job” culture. This way many can help and all feel significant, valued and included.
Overview of SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA is a national membership association serving high school, college and middle school students who
are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations, and
for further education. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure
America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.
More than 360,000 students and teachers join SkillsUSA nationally, each year. In Massachusetts, SkillsUSA
serves more than 34,000 students and teachers and is organized into more than 56 Massachusetts high
schools and 4 community college and post secondary technical institutes. Combining alumni membership, the
total number impacted annually in Massachusetts is over 37,000. SkillsUSA Massachusetts has been serving
the career and technical education community in Massachusetts since 1972.
SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.
SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework
skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.
SkillsUSA produces the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member the opportunity for
More than 450 businesses, industry and labor organizations actively support SkillsUSA Massachusetts
through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and involvement of their people in SkillsUSA activities. Many more
work directly with local chapters. Commitment by industry to the annual state SkillsUSA Championships is
valued at more than $1.7 million.
Are YOU ready to volunteer?
Yes? We are EXCITED! Whoo!
You can download our Volunteer Handbook HERE.
You can download our Volunteer Application (fillable forms) HERE
Please read the Volunteer Handbook then complete your application and submit it to our Brady McCarron, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you involved in creating a skilled workforce and changing lives!