Volunteer with WQA

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Volunteers power WQA and the industry’s initiatives. WQA offers a variety of ways for you to get involved, from short-term projects to standing committee, council, and board service. With every new volunteer, WQA grows more energized, more diverse and inclusive, and better equipped to reach our common goals.

We encourage you to deepen your engagement with WQA and with your water treatment peers. Check this page often for new short-term opportunities or for the annual Call for Volunteers for committees and advisory councils.

Member Committees & Advisory Councils

When you want to take your participation to the next level, consider volunteering for one of WQA’s committees or advisory councils.

How to Participate:
Applications to become a voting member or non-voting member are generally accepted every winter. You can become an observer at any time by contacting the committee or council chairperson or staff liaison.

Per WQA policy, the maximum number of voting members who may serve on these committees is 13, including the chair. No volunteer may serve concurrently as a voting member on more than two committees. However, there is no limit to the number of committees a volunteer may join in an observer’s role.

Learn more about Committee and Council volunteer roles and responsibilities. (LINK TO ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES DOCUMENT)

Time Commitment:
Most committees and advisory councils require attendance at three meetings per year. Meetings may take place virtually throughout the year and/or face-to-face at WQA’s Convention and at WQA’s Mid-Year Leadership Conference.

Where You Can Contribute:

Please see links on the right to find a council or committee right for your needs and ours.

  • Business Operations Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • Events Committee
  • Federal Government Affairs Committee
  • Industry Research Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Professional Certification & Training Committee
  • Regional & State Government Affairs Committee
  • Water Science Committee
  • RISE Advisory Council
  • THRIVE Advisory Council
  • WIN Advisory Council

New Volunteer Orientation

Our new volunteer orientation video discusses what is expected of volunteers, best practices and how you can enjoy getting more involved with WQA.