Play your part with the ARA
Find out more about taking on a role in your membership association, orread about other ways you can help the work of the ARA
The ARA needs you!
The ARA National and Regional groups and Sections are absolutely essential to the success of the ARA. They are the focus for all membership activity and communication.
The National and Regional groups and Sections are made up of a variety of volunteer roles including a Communications Officer, Training Officer, Secretary, Treasurer and Chair.
Volunteering to take on a role will only need a few hours/month of your time and involve attending 2 or 3 meetings a year. You will need to be a member of the ARA. If you are not a member and would like to join, see Join the ARA.
Consider the benefits:
- By being involved with your National, Regional or Sectional group, you have the chance to meet and work with like-minded people near you.
- You can take on a role which gives you wider experience than your day to day role – adding to your CV or your Registration scheme or CPD learning.
- You will be involved in ‘bigger picture’ archival issues and strategies and you’ll be noticed and recognised for the work you do to help the ARA.
ARA members who fulfil Officer roles on National or Regional committees or in Sections are invited to Officers' events, notably annual meeting where they can learn more about what's happening in the Association and can give valuable feedback on new or planned initiatives.
To find out more about the roles and the responsibilities, click on a Why Be guide which interests you:
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ARA Social Media Policy
ARA encourages the use of Social Media to help spread the word about the ARA but requires the appropriate and responsible use of the channels. The purpose of this policy is to set out what ARA expects from our volunteers when using social media.
Leaving a legacy or a donation to the Archives and Records Association
The ARA is deeply grateful to members who have left legacies or bequests to enhance its work.
If you are considering a donation to the ARA in your will, please contact John Chambers (above) for advice.