Welcome to CFAW’s Volunteer Opportunities. This is where you can view annual volunteer opportunities and see if there is something that fits your interests, expertise, and schedule. There are both short-term opportunities to assist at events, as well as CFAW’s one-year term committee volunteer positions. You must be a current CFAW member to volunteer.
When you are ready to apply, complete and submit the Volunteer Application here, or at the bottom of this page.
Opportunities will be posted throughout the year, so check back often to learn about new opportunities!
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer at an individual program or event for typically two or more hours. Activities include greeting and directing attendees or assisting with the registration check-in process. As these individual opportunities arise, an email will be circulated to all event operations volunteers to solicit interest. Volunteers will then be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
External Relations Committee
Perform outreach to the community, employers, and local universities to raise awareness of the substance and value of the CFA charter. External Relations volunteers attend committee meetings, conduct outreach to engage local colleges and employers, help to foster ongoing relationships with those universities and employers, and promote CFAW as thought leaders in the industry. Requirements: Passionate about promoting CFA Program, ability to donate 2-4 hours per month, and most of all, sense of humor.
External Relations Committee – Employer Relations
Reach out to employers to promote the CFA program, its values, and the benefits of having charterholders on staff. Build strategic partnerships and participation between employers and CFAW through increased awareness of CFAW’s work, programs, available resources, and network. Recruit corporate ambassadors who can extend the committee’s reach in promoting the profession, building active participation and strategic partnerships, all while expanding your own network in the DC metro area. Preferred Qualifications: Contacts at one or more employers in the DC area. Eager to expand your personal network and leverage existing contacts to promote CFAW and the CFA Program.
External Relations Committee – University Relations
Connect with local universities and share information regarding the CFA charter to groups of interested students. Help them understand how the charter can assist them in achieving future career goals. Preferred Qualifications: Contacts at one or more universities in the DC area. Willing to speak to university students and passionate about promoting CFAW and the CFA Program.
Member Engagement Committee
Organize events such as sports-related gatherings, book clubs, volunteer opportunities, local competitions, etc. Identify which efforts are most popular among CFAW members and suggest new ideas, ensuring that a diverse set of interests among CFAW members are served.
Member Organized Events – Happy Hours
Organize virtual or in-person networking happy hours in DC, VA, and MD.
Member Organized Events – CFA Exam Prep
Organize regular study sessions across all levels of the CFA exam, particularly Levels 1 and 3.
Member Organized Events – Themed Events
Organize events geared towards the interest of members (crypto corner, sustainable finance, running or bike races, wine enthusiasts, car shows, etc).
Member Organized Events – Digital Engagement
Increase digital member engagement (source & write Member Spotlights, brainstorm Industry Brief Poll Questions, like or share CFAW social media content, and more).
Investment Selection Contest
Support the planning & execution of the members-only annual investment selection contest, which includes marketing the contest, recruiting participants, and gathering feedback from participants to further improve future contests.