Networking and Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you are looking to network with others, or if you are interested in expanding your professional horizons by volunteering, OCIABC has interesting opportunities happening all the time.


Networking is a constant within OCIABC. You have opportunities to meet dozens of new people or reconnect with acquaintances at every event. There are hundreds of people involved in the communication arts field within the Portland and SW Washington area. Many of these folks are active members of OCIABC and regularly attend our events. They come to listen and learn, others find leads for jobs or talent-finding opportunities, and some will find an opportunity to drop off a business card or two. Non-members and guests are also welcome to check out most OCIABC’s seminars or events.


Volunteering gives members the chance to really grow within the organization. These members have a hand and a say in the things we do and the experiences we provide. There are many levels of volunteer opportunities available. OCIABC Board and committee members are volunteers committed to helping OCIABC for a specific duration of time. We also usually need help with mailings, event registration, room set up and many other event planning activities. OCIABC needs volunteers for a number of tasks, big and small. Get involved, meet new people and contribute to your professional organization’s success.

A long-time IABC member and leader on one of the benefits of volunteering:
“This is the best on-the-job training I can ever get.  I can do funny things on the board and not get fired.”
– Connie Eckhard, Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) and  IABC Fellow