As the United States celebrates National Volunteer Week, CAS president Steve Lowe gave a heartfelt thank you to all CAS volunteers for giving their time and efforts around the world. I would like to join Steve in thanking CAS volunteers for your enthusiastic service to the Society.
Since joining the CAS staff in 2010, I have had the opportunity to work with many of you. From the onset I have been impressed by the passion CAS members have for volunteerism, whether one is a new or experienced member.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015 the national volunteer rate declined 0.4 percentage points to 24.9 percent. But CAS members go above and beyond the national average, volunteering at a rate consistently around 33 percent. CAS volunteers participate for numerous reasons, whether it is influencing daily CAS operations or the exam process, or networking and meeting other CAS members.
This leads me to ask: why do you enjoy volunteering, and why are you motivated to give your valuable time back to the CAS? What CAS committees interest you? Are there volunteering areas the CAS has not explored? Let us know in the comments below!