Current Volunteer Opportunities

For those looking for a commitment  that is tuned in with your own schedule, see our volunteer wish list below (click each item to see detailed job descriptions). 

Apply Now! Answer a few quick questions about yourself. After submitting your application, you’ll be contacted by our a team member to further discuss your volunteer interests and personal goals.
[UPDATED 6/27/2021]

High Priority Volunteer Needs

The Board has placed a high priority on these positions as essential to the long term success of the organization:

    Other Volunteer Needs

    • Content CuratorWrite & edit stories of interest to the trade and the membership (blog, newsletter, guest posts)
    • Calendar of Events Assistant: Keep members informed of both internal and external affairs.
    • Volunteer Communications Coordinator: Highlighting our volunteers through writing - blog posts, emails, newsletter spotlights, and personal notes.
    • Merchandise Development ManagerResearch options for NUA branded merchandise as a way to increase engagement within the NUA membership, and to raise public awareness of the trade (complete job description coming soon!).
    • CWC 2022 Event Coordination Assistant: Assist with planning, managing, coordinating, and expanding the organization’s participation at the October 2022 Custom Workroom Conference.

    Tell us about your interests if you have a talent not mentioned abovewe'd love to work with you!

    Volunteer Communications COORDINATOR

    Duties/Expectations: A successful Volunteer Communications Coordinator will contribute to a positive 'team spirit' within our vibrant and growing volunteer community. Excellent written communication skills and the ability to positively convey messages to potential and current volunteers, as well as to the NUA membership. Typical responsibilities may include:

    • Highlighting our volunteers through writing - blog posts, emails, newsletter spotlights, and personal notes
    • Sending appropriate correspondence to potential volunteers, utilizing existing templates
    • Updating and/or creating templates when necessary
    • Following up with additional correspondence as needed
    • Tracking responses and initiating next-step correspondence
    • Keeping team leader informed of progress
    • Creating articles for blog posts or newsletter to help build interest in volunteering
    • Being mindful of publishing deadlines and overall attention to timeliness of correspondence
    • Assisting other team members with necessary communications

    Time Commitment: This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment. Currently estimating 3-4 hours per month but may fluctuate depending on needs. Volunteer times are flexible; however, team collaboration may require online meetings at scheduled times.

    Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Strong writing and editing skills, with extreme attention to detail
    • Computer skills necessary; experience with Google Docs and Zoom helpful
    • Ability to work within a team and collaborate with others while also using initiative to complete tasks in timely manner
    • Attending and reporting on tasks at monthly committee meetings
    • Professional attitude and takes pride in work
    • Friendly, enthusiastic, and positive demeanor

    Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary.

    How to apply/contact information: Fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org.

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    Volunteer COORDINATion TEAM LEADER

    Duties/Expectations: The ideal Volunteer Coordination Team Leader is attentive to detail and enjoys working with others in a collaborative leadership role. A successful candidate will uphold the values of our organization while ensuring the comfort of our volunteers in their positions. Typical responsibilities may include:

    • Working with the Volunteer Development Assistant to find new ways to inspire engagement of organization members with the volunteer program.
    • Working with the Volunteer Outreach Assistant to recruit new volunteers through online channels.
    • Working with the Document Manager on collection & organization of volunteer information (availability, skills, and personal preferences) in the organization’s Google Drive - ensuring maintenance of an up-to-date database.
    • Organizing the monthly committee meeting: Write Agenda, conduct Zoom meeting, coordinate & send meeting Minutes.
    • Coordinating/assigning monthly tasks to be completed by team members.
    • Coordinating or conducting training sessions.
    • Ensuring the organization’s purpose is conveyed to and upheld by all volunteers

    Time Commitment: This position requires a minimum 12 month commitment for an average of 2-4 hours per week initially. Once up to speed, hours may decrease. Volunteer times are flexible; however, team collaboration may require online meetings at scheduled times.

    Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude
    • Passionate about volunteer work
    • Technical skills necessary; experience with Air Table, Zoom, and Slack a plus, but not required
    • The ability to engage and support volunteers in a systematic and intentional manner to meet the organization’s strategic objectives.
    • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented

    Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary.

    How to apply/contact information: Fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org.

    We are looking to fill this position immediately.

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    PUBLIC RELATIONS (PR) TEAM LEADER

    Duties/Expectations: The ideal Public Relations Team Leader is attentive to detail and enjoys working with others in a collaborative leadership role. A successful candidate will uphold the values of our organization while communicating the NUA's and member activities through social media and other media channels. Typical responsibilities may include:

    • Overseeing the organization’s social media channels (IG, FB, LI).
    • Working with team members - new campaign ideas, blog posts, writing, and strategy for marketing
    • Working with the Social Media Coordinator
    • Working with the Newsletter team
    • Tracking and reporting weekly social media insights
    • Providing monthly updates on PR Team activities to the Board of Directors
    • Acting as a liaison between the PR Team, the Board of Directors, and other Teams
    • Coordinating with membership team outreach coordinator for Vendor Spotlight posts.
    • Organizing the monthly committee meeting: Write Agenda, conduct Zoom meeting, coordinate & send meeting Minutes.
    • Coordinating/assigning monthly tasks to be completed by team members.
    • Participating in volunteer interview process for PR Team applicants
    • Coordinating or conducting training sessions, as needed.
    • Ensuring the organization’s purpose is conveyed to and upheld by all volunteers

    The following are tasks the team leader has been sharing with the current Social Media Coordinator.

    • schedule and post all social media posts to facebook and instagram (2-3 posts per week)
    • creating graphics and text copy for social media posts (2-3 posts per week)
    • posting PR related blogs to the NUA website
    • monitor/ moderate social media and blogs for comments

    Time Commitment: This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment for an average of 2-4 hours per week initially. Once up to speed, hours may decrease. Volunteer times are flexible; however, team collaboration may require online meetings at scheduled times.

    Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude
    • Passionate about social media
    • Technical skills necessary: experience with Air Table, Zoom, and Slack a plus, but not required
    • The ability to engage and support committee members in a systematic and intentional manner to meet the organization’s strategic objectives.
    • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented

    Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary.

    How to apply/contact information: Fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org.

    We are looking to fill this position immediately.

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    Document Manager

    This position is currently filled (Feb 2021)

    Duties/expectations: The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and capable of assisting with managing, coordinating, executing, and expanding the organization’s documents and keeping them organized on the NUA’s Google Drive.

    This position is currently part of the Volunteer Coordination Team, which is responsible for establishing Board and Volunteer Manuals for the organization. Duties include:

    • Developing and maintaining best practices in document management

    • Creating forms, guides, and templates using existing information on file or available sample documents. Examples include branded letterheads, applications, agreements, contracts, and training manuals.

    • Managing documents on NUA’s Google Drive account - keeping documents organized and easily accessible by the Board and team members, and sharing content as needed.

    • Compiling documents in digital format and transmitting them to the website administrator for upload. Working with the website administrator to assure links to content are kept up to date.

    • Assist with data compilation and interpretation as necessary, to include surveys, website and social media statistics, etc.

    • Correspondence with team leaders regarding document or data compilation needs.

    • Making recommendations for improvement where feasible and appropriate.

    Time commitment: This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment, with an initial commitment of 8-12 hours per month, tapering off once a system is established. 

    Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office. 

    Qualifications and requirements:

    • Excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills

    • Proficient with spreadsheets, e.g. Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets

    • Ability to meet deadlines and be dependable

    • Sensitivity and respect for confidential information

    • Experience with Air Table, Zoom, and Slack a plus, but not required

    Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary.

    How to apply/contact information: To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org.

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    Volunteer DEVELOPment Assistant

    This position is currently filled (Feb 2021)

    Duties/expectations: The ideal candidate for Volunteer Development Assistant is outgoing and personable, and has experience in human resource management. A successful candidate will uphold the values of our organization while ensuring the comfort of our volunteers in their positions. Responsibilities may include:

    • Helping to establish a process for recruiting new volunteers through online channels
    • Collaborating with the Volunteer Coordination Team to establish best practices for managing volunteers
    • Volunteer outreach and communication - engaging with prospective volunteers through emails and interviews
    • Matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skill sets, and ensuring they understand the responsibilities and receive the proper training
    • Ensuring the organization’s purpose is conveyed to the public

      Time commitment: This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment with an average of 3-5 hours per week initially. Once up to speed, hours may decrease. Volunteer times are flexible; however, team collaboration may require online meetings at scheduled times.

      Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office.

      Qualifications and requirements:

      • Friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude, and enjoys working with people
      • Passionate about volunteer work
      • Intrinsically motivated, collaborative attitude
      • Technical skills necessary; experience with Air Table, Zoom, and Slack a plus, but not required
      • The ability to engage and support volunteers in a systematic and intentional manner to meet the organization’s strategic objectives.
      • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented

      Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary.

      How to apply/contact information: To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org.

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      Volunteer OUTREACH Assistant

      This position is currently filled (Apr 2021)

      Duties/expectations: The ideal candidate for Volunteer Outreach Assistant has a warm & friendly demeanor, and loves interacting with new people. A successful candidate will uphold the values of our organization while ensuring the comfort of our volunteers in their positions. Typical responsibilities may include:

      • Working with the Volunteer Coordination Team to recruit new volunteers through online channels
      • Collecting volunteer information, availability, and skills, and maintaining an up-to-date database
      • Keeping new and existing volunteers informed about the organization and volunteer opportunities
      • Matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skill sets, and ensuring they understand the responsibilities and receive the proper training
      • Keeping schedules and records of volunteers’ work
      • Ensuring the organization’s purpose is conveyed to the public

      Time commitment: This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment with an average of 4-6 hours per month. Volunteer times are flexible; however, team collaboration may require online meetings at scheduled times.

      Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office.

      Qualifications and requirements:

      • Friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude
      • Technical skills necessary; experience with Google Drive, Zoom, and Slack a plus, but not required
      • The ability to engage and support volunteers in a systematic and intentional manner to meet the organization’s strategic objectives.
      • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented

      Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary.

      How to apply/contact information: To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org.


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      Content Curator

      Duties/expectations: A successful Content Curator contributes to building brand identity and online presence through the creation and dissemination of multimedia content online. This person will develop and share relevant, engaging, and informative content on behalf of the NUA. Typical responsibilities may include:

      • Reaching out to members as well as outside parties such as bloggers or podcasters in related fields in search of stories of interest (average 1-2 blog posts per month) 
      • Coordinating with experts to develop guest blog posts
      • Scheduling and posting monthly announcements, special promos, etc. on the blog and in the newsletter
      • Coordinating with Social Media Coordinator and Website Content Administrator to ensure consistent messaging and timing of posts

      Time commitment: This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment for an average of 2-3 hours per month. Volunteer times are flexible; however, team collaboration may require online meetings at scheduled times.

      Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office.

      Qualifications and requirements:

      • Outgoing, comfortable talking to people
      • Professional appearance and friendly manner
      • Strong writing and editing skills, with attention to detail
      • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
      • Technical skills: experience with Air Table, Zoom, and Slack a plus, but not required
      • Experience with a website builder is required. Coding knowledge is not necessary, but the ideal candidate will understand website design and layout
      • Experience with graphic design software desirable; this position may include minor template editing in Canva

      Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary.

      How to apply/contact information: To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org.

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      Calendar of Events Assistant

      Duties/expectations: The ideal Calendar of Events Assistant will represent the organization and work with the Board of Directors to develop and implement initiatives that will increase the NUA’s visibility within the upholstery community. Typical responsibilities may include:

      • Maintaining a calendar of outreach activities, including community meetings, webinars, industry events, book club meetings, appearances, and other communication opportunities
      • Nurturing relationships with collaborative partners
      • Writing and editing monthly email communications announcing upcoming webinars and events
      • Updating webinar schedule and description on the NUA website
      • Maintaining and updating the events calendar on the NUA website
      • Establishing a presence on the Professional Upholsterer’s Network and Upholsterer’s Friendly Forum Facebook groups; representing the National Upholstery Association by posting upcoming events and webinars announcements to their pages

      Time commitment: This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment for an average of 3-4 hours per month. Volunteer times are flexible; however, team collaboration may require online meetings at scheduled times.

      Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office.

      Qualifications and requirements:

      • Outstanding written communication
      • Understanding of online calendar and scheduling, experience with Google Docs and Zoom a plus
      • Strong knowledge of social media and other basic marketing platforms
      • Detail-oriented
      • Friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude

      Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary. Training will include a 1-hour session to familiarize the candidate with Wild Apricot, the NUA's membership management software.

      How to apply/contact information: To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org.

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      Website Content Assistant

      Duties/expectations: A successful Website Content Assistant will have a working knowledge of web design and layout, with experience in back-end website administration.

      • Assisting Website Administrator with maintaining the organization’s website, including its content
      • Ensuring website content is accessible, consistent, clear, and presents an excellent user experience
      • Arranging website content in a way that is visually interesting and engaging, especially on the landing page
      • Working with other volunteers and leaders to plan and publish content on the organization’s website (including blog posts, news, events, membership information, and general content)

      Time commitment: This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment. Initial work may require 6-7 hours in the first month, tapering off to 3-4 hours per month thereafter. Volunteer times are flexible; however, team collaboration may require online meetings at scheduled times.

      Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office.

      Qualifications and requirements:

      • Strong writing and editing skills, with attention to detail
      • Experience with a website builder is required. Coding knowledge is not necessary, but the ideal candidate will understand website design and layout
      • Understanding of online calendar and scheduling, experience with Google Docs and Zoom a plus
      • An eye for website design and and understanding of what makes a good User Interface (UI)

      Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary. Training will include a 1-hour session to familiarize the candidate with Wild Apricot, the NUA's membership management software used for website design and hosting.

      How to apply/contact information: To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org.

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      Web DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

      Duties/expectations: Our volunteer Website Administrator has requested help with technical challenges periodically arising on the 'back end' of the website. Optimizing functionality to the user experience is our goal. We are looking for a Web Development Assistant who has a working knowledge of web design and layout, with experience in back-end website administration, development, and troubleshooting.

      Time commitment (two options): We are seeking a minimum 6 month commitment, at 3-4 hours per month. We would also welcome a volunteer willing to work on one or more specific projects to be arranged with the Website Administrator on a one-off basis. Volunteer times are flexible, with team collaboration via online meetings at scheduled times.

      Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office.

      Qualifications and requirements:

      • Strong web development skills, coding knowledge
      • An eye for website design and and understanding of what makes a good User Interface (UI)

      Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary. Training will include a 1-hour session to familiarize the candidate with Wild Apricot, the NUA's membership management software used for website design and hosting.

      How to apply/contact information: To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org.

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      Webinar Coordination Assistant

      This position is currently filled (Feb 2021)

      Duties/expectations: A successful Webinar Coordination Assistant will help plan, manage, coordinate, execute, and expand the organization’s webinar program. This volunteer will not create or present content, but may introduce the presenter and conduct other housekeeping items at the beginning and end of each webinar. Typical responsibilities may include:

      • Developing and managing a calendar of webinars that will expand NUA member knowledge and skills
      • Assisting with identifying, vetting, and recruiting subject matter experts and webinar topics
      • Coordinating scheduling and deliverables with webinar presenters
      • Organizing and providing training to presenters during webinar rehearsals
      • Moderating webinar rehearsals and live webinars
      • Developing and updating webinar guidelines and protocols for conducting webinars
      • Developing benchmark criteria to measure webinar effectiveness and implement improvements as necessary

      Time commitment: This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment for an average of 8 hours per month. Volunteer times are flexible; however, team collaboration may require online meetings at scheduled times.

      Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office.

      Qualifications and requirements:

      • A PC with a webcam and microphone (or headphones) and reliable internet required
      • Fluency in webinar technology; ability to troubleshoot issues on the fly
      • Strong technical skills required. Comfort using webinar, video editing, and collaboration programs; experience with Zoom, Microsoft PowerPoint, Camtasia, YouTube, Google Docs, Airtable, and Slack a plus but not required
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills and an engaging, friendly, and confident “on-air” voice
      • Excellent attention to detail, demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, strong organizational skills, and dependability
      • Knowledge of and contact with various industry professionals and subject matter experts

      Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary. This volunteer will serve as a backup to the Webinar Chair and will cross-train in all aspects of the role.

      How to apply/contact information: To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org.

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      Book Club Coordination Assistant

      The Book Club has been temporarily suspended (Mar 2021)

      Duties/expectations: A successful Book Club Coordination Assistant will help Book Club members get the most out of their discussions by being prepared, keeping things on track and making sure that everyone's voice is heard.

      Typical responsibilities may include:

      • Managing the NUA Book Club Facebook page; announcing each month’s book in advance and moderating comments for each title
      • Reading each book and preparing discussion topics
      • Advertising Book Club selections and reading schedule to NUA members through additional methods of communication, such as email, newsletters, etc.
      • Assisting in selecting books for club reading; solicit feedback from the community via surveys, polls, and one-on-one engagement
      • Facilitating discussion at monthly “Cocktails & Conversation" meetings
      • Other duties as required; may include special events, conversations with the author, coordinating virtual tours, etc.

      Time commitment: This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment for an average of 5 hours per month. Volunteer times are flexible; however, team collaboration may require online meetings at scheduled times.

      Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office.

      Qualifications and requirements:

      • A passion for reading and a willingness to audit books across a variety of topics
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills; comfort engaging with and replying to other Book Club members in writing and in person
      • Technical skills necessary; experience with Facebook necessary; experience with Google Docs, Zoom and Slack a plus, but not required
      • A friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude

      Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary.

      How to apply/contact information: To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org.

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      Merchandise Development Manager

      Job description coming soon!

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      Member Outreach Coordinator

      This position is currently filled (April, 2021)

      Duties/expectations: A successful Member Outreach Coordinator functions as the liaison between the organization and its members. This includes recruiting and retaining members, answering questions, providing information, devising regular communication activities, and maintaining membership records.

      Member Outreach Coordinators will be assigned to work with Professional & Student members. Duties may include:

      • Drafting, distributing, and updating all member communications, including the new member welcome email
      • Overseeing membership renewals and the annual membership drive
      • Conducting an annual member survey; collecting and distributing survey data to the Board
      • Compiling, analyzing, and reporting on membership data to the Board on an ongoing basis
      • Developing and implementing various strategies intended to recruit and retain members, including membership perks
      • Responding to member or potential member inquiries
      • Guiding member involvement in National Upholstery Awareness Month (October)
      • Identifying candidates for the Member Spotlight

      Time commitment: This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment for an average of 4-6 hours per month. Larger commitments are possible leading up to National Upholstery Awareness month (October). Volunteer times are flexible; however, team collaboration may require online meetings at scheduled times.

      Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office.

      Qualifications and requirements:

      • Extensive customer service experience
      • Ability to listen and to communicate effectively in writing and in person, and to build rapport and develop effective relationships with others
      • Strong written, oral and presentation communications skills
      • Friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude
      • Ability to work independently while communicating well with co-workers

      Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their (title TBD), who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary.

      How to apply/contact information: To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org.

       

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      EDUCATOR & Industry Partner Outreach Coordinator

      This position is currently filled (Feb 2021)

      Duties/expectations: A successful Educator & Industry Partner (IP) Outreach Coordinator functions as the liaison between the organization and its Educator & IP members. This includes recruiting and retaining ED/IP members, answering questions, providing information, devising regular communication activities, and maintaining ED/IP membership records. Duties may include:

      • Nurturing relationships with collaborative partners including Educator and Industry Partner members
      • Soliciting event sponsorships and member perks (e.g. discounts) from Educators, Industry Partners, and non-members
      • Assisting Educator and Industry Partners with perk fulfillment, including blogs, shout outs, webinars, etc.
      • Tracking perk fulfillment for each Educator and Industry Partner
      • Ensuring partner satisfaction; reaching out to Educator and Industry Partners annually to request their membership renewal
      • Coordinating with the Webinar Team to utilize Educators and Industry Partners for monthly webinars
      • Facilitating blog posts from Educator and Industry Partners

      Time commitment: This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment for an average of 3-4 hours per month. Larger commitments are possible leading up to National Upholstery Awareness month (October). Volunteer times are flexible; however, team collaboration may require online meetings at scheduled times.

      Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office.

      Qualifications and requirements:

      • Extensive customer service experience
      • Ability to listen and to communicate effectively in writing and in person, and to build rapport and develop effective relationships with others
      • Strong written, oral and presentation communications skills
      • Friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude
      • Ability to work independently while communicating well with co-workers

      Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary.

      How to apply/contact information: To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org.

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      Social Media Coordinator

      Duties/expectations: A successful Social Media Coordinator contributes to and assists in the development and implementation of a social media strategy to increase overall reach and program awareness. They will use social media outlets to promote active NUA campaigns, engage the public, and increase online presence. Typical responsibilities may include:

      • Maintaining relevant social media accounts; scheduling and posting content on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn and moderating comments on each platform
      • Scheduling and posting monthly announcements, special promos, etc. on social media
      • Sharing engaging content from other social media sources
      • Identifying creative ways to engage both new and existing followers
      • Attending bi-weekly meetings to brainstorm ideas for content and campaigns and give feedback
      • Coordinating with Content Curator and Website Content Administrator to ensure consistent messaging and timing of posts
      • Additional duties as assigned, if the candidate is able to contribute more time

      Time commitment: This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment for an average of 2-3 hours per month. Volunteer times are flexible; however, team collaboration may require online meetings at scheduled times.

      Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office.

      Qualifications and requirements:

      • Strong writing and editing skills, with strong attention to detail
      • Technical skills necessary; experience with Air Table, Zoom, and Slack a plus, but not required
      • Proficiency using social media platforms; experience with Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn preferred
      • Experience with graphic design software desirable; this position will include minor template editing in Canva

      Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary.

      How to apply/contact information: To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org.

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      CWC 2022 'EVENT HANDBOOK' 

      Background: The NUA holds a special event the day before the beginning of the Custom Workroom Conference. In 2022, this event will take place in Hampton, VA on October 10th, 2022, with the main conference following on October 11th-13th. A guide is needed to help the CWC Event Team plan for this conference event.

      Since the 2021 conference has been rescheduled to 2022, we are looking to strengthen the committee's organization by creating an 'Event Handbook' for use leading up to the event.
      Responsibilities may include:

      • Outlining tasks to be completed leading up to and including the event, and placing them on a timeline.
      • Creating a budget spreadsheet template (with help from the Finance Team).
      • Outlining a process for recruitment of upholstery presenters.
      • Outlining a process for soliciting sponsorship from industry partners.
      • Creating an order template for banners, event signage, and branded merchandise.
      • Creating a process for coordinating volunteer tasks. 

      This will be an overall guide to facilitating the event and ensuring its overall success. Previous event information, budgets, order lists, and industry contacts will be provided as a guide when possible.

      Time commitment: 

      This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment for an average of 3-6 hours per month, until the handbook is complete.

      Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office.

      Qualifications and requirements:

      • Excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills
      • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and be dependable
      • Ability to coordinate with supporting volunteers in an effective and timely manner.
      • Strong communication skills

      Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with a Team Lead. For this project, the volunteer will receive assistance as needed with communications and team introductions to facilitate tasks and timelines.

      How to apply/contact information: To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org.

      We are seeking to fill this position immediately.

      CWC 2022 Event Coordination Assistant

      Duties/expectations: A successful CWC 2022 Event Coordination Assistant will help plan, manage, coordinate, execute, and expand the organization’s participation in the Custom Workroom Conference.

      Background: The NUA holds a special event the day before the beginning of the Conference. In 2022, this event will take place in Hampton, VA on October 10th, 2022, with the Custom Workroom Conference following on October 11th-13th.

      Typical responsibilities for the event itself may include:

      • Helping to develop a budget for the event and establishing appropriate ticket prices
      • Following through with negotiating hotel rates and insurance; booking an appropriate event space; making arrangements with the venue to provide refreshments and A/V services during the event
      • Helping to recruit upholstery educators to demonstrate/present during the event
      • Soliciting sponsorship from industry partners; developing gold/silver/bronze sponsorship levels
      • Ordering banners, event signage, and branded merchandise; soliciting swag from sponsors; assembling and distributing swag bags to event attendees; organizing and coordinating special giveaways
      • Assisting with: printing of name badges and event maps; staffing the check-in table at the event; distributing badges, maps, gift bags, and early-bird CWC event packets to attendees; facilitating the event and ensuring its overall success
      • Day of event: Helping with addressing potential issues that may arise, keeping things running smoothly.
      • Helping handle shipping & distribution of supplies

      Time commitment: 

      This position requires a minimum 12 month commitment for an average of 4-6 hours per month, with increased commitment of up to 8-12 hours in the month prior to CWC’s open registration period (usually March-April), and in the month prior to the actual event (October, 2022). Additional volunteer assistance will be arranged for the event itself to assist with setup, coordination, and teardown. This has been a fun group effort during past events! “Many hands makes short work”.

      Travel commitment: Participation at the event is highly preferred, requiring travel to the event in Hampton, VA. (reimbursement of hotel & entry possible)

      Location: This is a remote position for all but the event itself. You will be working from your own home or office.

      Qualifications and requirements:

      • Excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills
      • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and be dependable
      • Ability to coordinate in an effective and timely manner with the hotel, educators, industry partners, and others involved in the Conference
      • Strong communication skills; comfortable picking up the phone, sending emails, or using other forms of communication to meet deadlines.
      • Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary.

      Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary.

      How to apply/contact information: To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org.

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      Finance TEAM ASSISTANT

      Duties/expectations: The ideal Finance Team Assistant will represent the organization and work with the Finance Team to prepare the annual budget, support other teams in managing their budgets, create reports, and assist with planning and meeting fiscal requirements.

      Typical responsibilities may include:

      • Working with the team to develop annual budget and financial goals
      • Assure the organization is meeting all legal obligations
      • Communication with other teams in the organization
      • Working in collaboration with the team to submit required State or Federal reports
      • Helping to develop financial long term planning & strategies for reaching financial goals

      Time commitment: This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment for an average of 2 hours per week. Additional hours required during budgeting period (Sep-Dec). Volunteer times are flexible; however, team collaboration may require online meetings at scheduled times.

      Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office.

      Qualifications and requirements:

      • Fiscal expertise and accounting experience
      • Friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude
      • Technical skills necessary: experience with record-keeping, proficient in Quickbooks
      • The ability to work collaboratively with other team members
      • Experience in creating budgets

      Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary.

      How to apply/contact information: To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org

      We are seeking to fill this position immediately.

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      FinancIAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

      This position is currently filled (May 2021)

      Duties/expectations: The NUA is seeking a creative individual with a passion for Financial planning. The ideal candidate for Financial Development Coordinator will represent the organization and work with the Finance Team to explore new opportunities for growing the organization’s education budget, while supporting the Team’s role of working with other committees in managing their budgets, assisting with planning and meeting fiscal requirements.

      Typical responsibilities may include:

      • Developing financial long term planning & strategies to reach our financial goals
      • Research of funding options such as grants & scholarships, and programs to help our member workrooms grow and thrive
      • Working with the Finance Team to develop annual budget and financial goals, while assuring the organization is meeting all legal obligations
      • Communication with other teams in the organization

        Time commitment: This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment for an average of 4-6 hours per month. Additional hours may be required during budgeting period (Sep-Dec). Volunteer times are flexible; however, team collaboration may require online meetings at scheduled times.

        Location: This is a remote position. You will be working from your own home or office.

        Qualifications and requirements:

        • Fiscal expertise and accounting experience
        • Friendly, enthusiastic, positive attitude
        • The ability to work collaboratively with other team members
        • Experience working with and developing grants, scholarships or other financial programs to build financial resilience within the organization

        Training: All volunteers undergo an on-boarding process with their Team Lead, who will define specific tasks and timelines and schedule training where necessary.

        How to apply/contact information: To apply, fill out a Volunteer Application. Alternatively, you may email us at info@nationalupholsteryassociation.org

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