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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  • HISTORY COMMITTEE - posted October 21, 2016

    The history committee needs member’s familiar with Excel to create historical record keeping spreadsheets: 

    • Record of Division PSA Journal editor’s spreadsheet
    • Honors Citations record
    • Guidance and Training will be provided.

    Contact Laura Davies ljd1538@aol.com

  • PTD TOPS Director - Updated 10-21-2016

    TOPS: TOPS is a collection of Photo Travel images assembled for a show.  The Director collects the images from the top PSA’s Who’s Who in Photography every year. The collection is comprised of images contributed by members, by invitation of each division, who are among the top exhibitors as listed in PSA's "Who's Who" annual listing."
    Guidance and Training will be provided.

    Contact ptd-chair@psa-photo.org 

    Division Directors for TOPS – are responsible for:

    • assisting the Divisions by identifying PSA members that are top exhibitors in Who’s Who to participate in the annual TOPS program (when compiling the list, identify Who’s Who individuals with the highest scores to lesser scores and verify they are PSA members); 
    • inviting these PSA member exhibitors to submit winning images and image comments to be used in developing a program to be used as a teaching tool for PSA members and clubs;
    • editing the comments submitted by the individuals using FileZilla updating any comments as necessary or by contacting the individual for appropriate comments for the image;
    • then sending the Certificate of Recognition (previously a ribbon) recognizing the individual for their participation in the Division and TOPS for the year; and
    • finally, by updating the status of the progress to the TOPS Chairperson and to the Image Collections Vice President (ICVP) due in mid-August and mid-March.
  • Data Entry Teams (DET) (posted Oct 21, 2016)

    A group of 60 volunteers needed to input data into the new Acceptance Data Bank.  Training and guidance will be provided.

    The Data Entry Teams shall be responsible for processing Electronic Data Acceptance Spreadsheets (EDAS) received from PSA-Recognized exhibitions. The initial requirements shall consist of processing of approximately 2400 reports received from exhibitions conducted during 2016, which will may be applicable to any of 6 divisions. The 2016 reports are being processed first so that the Who’s Who Directors will be greatly assisted in the preparation of the 2016 results. By way of background, this will probably include approximately 900,000 individual acceptance records.

  • CAMERA CLUB COMMITTEE Club Service Chairman - Posted Oct 21, 2016

    The PSA Club Service Chairman should be a PSA member that is familiar with PSA-member clubs and their PSA activities. They would be responsible for overview of the 14 club consultants. It is desirable for them to have knowledge of interclub competitions, Newsletter, and Website competitions. They should be able to write articles for the PSA club newsletter (the Projector) and the PSA Journal. They should have knowledge of excel or a similar program. They would work with the PSA web editor to keep club activity information current on the PSA web site. They should be able to help to bring in new activities for clubs. They should help recruit new clubs and work on club retention.


  • STAR RATINGS: Committee Chair - Updated Oct 21, 2016

    Oversees the Star Rating Program. 

    Star Ratings Committee Chairman

    The prime duty of the Star Ratings Committee Chairman is to coordinate the activities of the various Division Star Ratings Directors and work towards common practices and requirements by the various Divisions.  In order to accomplish this:

    1      The Chairman shall receive proposals to change existing practices or to establish new practices from the Divisions.  Proposals from Divisions should include background and reason for the request, along with an indication of Division membership support.

    2      The Chairman shall draft common procedures with the assistance of the Exhibition Services Chariman and present them to the various Division Star Ratings Directors in the effort for uniform requirements in submitting Star Ratings Practices and maintaining records of approved ratings.

    3      The Chairman shall keep the Star Ratings Practices document up to date.  To ensure the document is up to date, the Star Ratings Directors shall conduct a full review of the document and their procedure documents at least every five (5) years.

    The Chairman shall conduct the meeting of the Star Ratings Committee held during the annual PSA Conference.  If the Chairman is not able to attend the annual PSA Conference, the Chairman shall appoint a representative to handle the meeting and notify the Exhibition Services Vice President of who will preside.  The Exhibition Services Vice President can preside at the request of the Chairman.

    Contact Dan Charbonnet, HonPSA, EPSA   exhibitvp@psa-photo.org   

  • EDUCATION: Digital Programs Committee Chair - Updated Oct 21, 2016

    A volunteer to be the chairman of the Digital Programs Committee to lead the Committee members to develop instructive and educational digital audio visual programs for PSA members, member clubs, Councils and Chapters. Knowing the digital software program like ProShow Producer is a plus but not required. Must attend the annual PSA Conference so he/she can meet with the Digital Program Committee members to plan for the work every year. Position reports to the Image Collections Vice President. Contact  jlb-psa@embarqmail.com

  • EDUCATION: Mentors Updated Feb 15, 2016
    PSA members who have experience regarding a specific photography topic and are willing to share their knowledge with members who wish to explore this topic are needed as Mentors for the following areas:
    •  Equestrian Photography |
    This position reports to the Mentor Services Committee Chair.