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Members can find many ways to get involved at CAI. We appreciate your time, energy, ideas and enthusiasm.

To make the best matches with our volunteers' skills and experience, we've created a brief form for you to indicate your interests. If you have “held up your hand” in the past and haven’t been contacted, please tell us again- openings will come and needs are real!




This new group will work to help define and reach membership prospects and also work in member retention, particularly first-year members. Open to managers, homeowners and business partners; limited seats. 



This small group will serve as advisory panel for business partners' voice to the Board of Directors.


EDITORIAL PANEL (standing committee)

Members serve in an editorial oversight role, helping brainstorm and plan magazine editorial calendar content and evaluating potential articles. Currently involves quarterly meetings in person in varying locations, with conference call participation as an option. Involves review of magazine draft each issue. Also seeking members with photography skills. Open to managers, homeowners and business partners. (Note-is not a path to authoring magazine articles)


AWARDS COMMITTEE (standing committee)

Members will execute the confidential submissions process and engage with other CAI chapters to procure appropriate judging panels for the Manager Awards and the Community Awards programs. Open to managers, homeowners and business partners.


This 10th annual event is FRIDAY, Oct.19 in Raleigh. While the Education Team is close to wrapping up its advance work, we do need volunteers to work short shifts of light duties onsite.


2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO (Event is August 1-2, 2019 in  Wilmington) 

Several teams, each led by a team captain, contribute to this event's success:

·         Exhibitor Experience team – Plan & staff the exhibitor sign-in/setup process. Duties are primarily during the day on Thursday (light work in advance) and on Friday morning. 

·         Attendee Experience team – Volunteer shifts on Thursday and Friday are critical to ensure a fantastic attendee experience from arrival to departure. Light advance work. 

·         Sponsorship team – Plan activities and opportunities for Networking Social and Conference Day for business partners to gain exposure. Includes reaching out to potential sponsors. Light duty on site.

·         Education team – Defining topics & vetting speakers. Primary duties occur well in advance of event, with session ambassador slots on site. 

·      Theme Team- Planning and producing stage, tabletop and other decor. Duties are primarily in advance with some set-up onsite. 



The Councils serve as the chapter’s local presence across the state under the direction of the Board of Directors. They focus on helping managers and homeowners build better communities. Council composition is guided by a cross-sectional formula of membership classifications types; members serve two-year terms and generally have considerable CAI experience.

Councils operate similar to boards, with duties akin to good faith, care and loyalty. Members participate in planning meetings and actively participate in events, as well as assist in procuring event sponsors. 

There may or may not be openings in a given membership classification on a given Council at any time- but adding your name to this list will ensure that your interest is made known. 


The chapter Board supervises, controls and directs the affairs and property of the chapter, serving as the governing body per chapter bylaws. Its 11 members are elected to 3-year terms to fill seats by specified membership category - homeowner, manager, business partner. Experience in both the individual's profession and in CAI is highly valued by the Nominating Committee, which oversees each year's nomination and election process. Members can express interest in Board service at any time for the following year, and each fall's nominating committee will be advised of their interest. 


We're also happy to hear from you if you just want to hold up your hand to volunteer "in general" as needs arise. 


(Volunteers do need to hold a current membership- you can always check your status under Member Search on the home page.

To renew, call 703/970-9220; To join, click here.)




more Calendar

Community Association Law Day

Board Member Double-Header Education Event - Kitty Hawk

Board Member Education Event - Asheville

Manager Holiday Event - Charlotte

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