Volunteering with NIRSA Information Session
Curious to learn more about the many opportunities to volunteer with NIRSA, NIRSA Foundation, and NIRSA Champ Series? Come join current and former volunteers as they share their experiences about volunteering on committees and work teams. You will learn about the upcoming opportunities available for the 2023-2024 leadership year. Information will be shared about time commitments and workload involved, as well as the experience and networks you can gain by volunteering on a committee or work team!
University of Connecticut
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Plymouth State University
Amber Mateer currently serves as the Associate Director of Campus Recreation at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Their start in collegiate recreation began at UC Santa Cruz, Amber's undergraduate institution. While pursuing Sociology and Art degrees, Amber worked for the Athletics and Recreation department for all four years, among a host of other student life focused offices. After landing a Graduate Assistantship at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California Amber continued to fall in love with the field of collegiate recreation. Although the COVID-19 pandemic made the two years of graduate work very different than expected, collaborating virtually with colleagues both at University of the Pacific and within the NIRSA Assembly became second nature. Amber is currently finishing up their master's thesis which specifically looks at the impact virtual learning has had on the identity formation and process of queer & trans college students.