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PSA Volunteer Opportunities Available

This list of volunteer opportunities is updated regularly. Members who are interested in one of the positions listed, should read about the program or activity on the webpage that is linked, read the Master Operating Manual (MOM) for the position if it is linked, and complete the Volunteer Application. The volunteer will be contacted as soon as possible.

Members who have a PSA position in need of a volunteer need to provide the information requested on the Post a PSA Volunteer Position form and the position will be posted on this page.

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  • ROPA Assistant Directors - posted January 8, 2019

    The Recognition of Photographic Achievement (ROPA) program is looking for four volunteers to serve as assistant directors to work with the current ROPA Director.  Each assistant would process a specific ROPA distinction level, and perform the tasks needed to complete the processing and approval of all applications meeting the minimum requirements.

    More specifically each assistant would

    • Verify the information in each application using the “advanced search” of the PSA database
    • Evaluate whether the applicant meets the ROPA level requirements
    • Contact the applicant and request payment
    • Send the approval email and an attached approval letter
    • Prepare the head shot photo for publication
    • Provide a monthly report to the ROPA director

    Assistants should know the basics of using and creating Word Documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PDF documents.  Assistants should be active international exhibitors, have at least a multi-star rating, and a ROPA distinction, preferably PPSA or above.  Assistants should also have a good command of English.

    Based on the applications submitted in 2018, the QPSA and PPSA assistants each should expect to review and process about three applications per week (150 per year).  The EPSA assistant should expect to review and process about two applications per week (80 per year), and the MPSA/GMPSA assistant should expect to process about one application per week (50 per year).  The assistant should be able to verify the information and request payment within 36-48 hours after receiving the application. 

    The average time required to complete all of the tasks for each “routine” application is about two hours per application.

    Please contact the ROPA director at: ropa-director@psa-photo.org if interested.

  • ASSISTANTS FOR EXHIBITION DATABASE - posted December 24, 2018

    PSA has an immediate need for as many 15 volunteers who would be willing to donate about 4-6 hours each week through February 2019, uploading Exhibition Data Acceptances Spreadsheet (EDAS) files in support of on-going acceptance database projects. The instructions are simple, straightforward and readily available at all times.

    The work is rather similar to entering images to on-line contests and could be performed at the convenience of the volunteer. 

    Please contact 
    Charlie Burke at: nichburke@yahoo.com

  • WEBINAR DIRECTOR NEEDED - Posted October 23, 2018
    This position will report to the Learning and Technology Vice President.  Due to time differences around the world, it is desirable that this volunteer reside in No America.  For more information, please contact   learntechvp@psa-photo.org
  • WRITE FOR THE PSA JOURNAL - posted November 13, 2018

    Write for the PSA Journal

    Write and submit articles on all facets of photography to the PSA Journal editor.  Email Editor Donna Brennan for advice on how to write your article.  editor@psa-photo.org 

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  • TRAVEL ADVISORY SERVICE - TRAVEL AIDES - Posted August 20, 2018
    PSA TRAVEL ADVISORY SERVICE seeks volunteer Travel Aides for all areas of the world to provide information, on request, to prospective PSA member travelers on where to find optimal photographic opportunities within the geographical areas of their expertise. Contact Tom Tauber, MPSA, tetauber@comcast.net.
  • EDUCATION - DIGITAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR AND MEMBERS - Posted November 30, 2017
    EDUCATION: Digital Programs - Committee Chairperson and Members: Lead the committee members to develop instructional and educational digital programs for use by PSA members and member clubs. Contact Shiv Verma, Learntechvp@psa-photo.org