NATA has a vast amount of opportunities to serve on one of its 28 Commitees, Councils or Commissions. District-Based opportunities are posted in the Fall of each year, and non-district based positions are posted in the Spring of each year. Most positions are either a 1-year or 2-year term that is renewable for up to 4 years. View the list of NATA committees. For more information about the recrutiment and appointment process, please visit NATA GATHER.
NATA also has liaisons to external affiliated organizations. Liaisons represent NATA to outside groups, monitor the group's communications between NATA and the outside group for information of interest and relevance to NATA's strategic plan and propose collaborations between NATA and the outside group. Liaisons serve two-year terms that are renewable. Applications for open liaison positions can be found on NATA GATHER. View the list of NATA liaison groups.
Another good starting place for new opportunities is in the huge variety of short-term positions that come up throughout the year. Anyone can participate in Captiol Hill Day or write a letter to your legislators. We always need volunteers to assist at convention, ATEC and other events during the year. The CPC also needs volunteers to review convention proposals each July - August. Other committees need volunteers to serve on subgroups, review documents, take surveys or participate in focus groups, assist in information-gathering and many other tasks. Short-Term Opportunities are posted throughout the year and can be found on NATA GATHER.
A great way to gain experience for national positions is by volunteering in your state or district. Contact your state/district leaders for more information on opportunities and open positions.
The below is a clickable map by region: