One of the key values of our organization is “to share our skills, talents and abilities to benefit the communities in which we live and work.” RMSHRM offers several opportunities for members to share their time and expertise, regardless of years in the profession or time available. Most volunteers find that they gain more than they give!

Raleigh Metro SHRM’s Annual Coat Drive

RMSHRM is warming up for winter! Every October we gear up preparing for the cold days of winter. The coat drive team works diligently to ensure each year’s initiative is a success for the community. Each year, RMSHRM exceeds its goal of donating 100 coats, and we want to keep it going!

This year we will be partnering with The Salvation Army of Wake County to warmly embrace children and adults during the cold season. Their Coat Distribution Program strives to ensure that every child in Wake County has a coat to keep them warm, and they also serve adults who need warm clothing during the winter months.

Donations can be new or gently-used coats, or new scarves, hats and gloves. The Salvation Army’s program depends on donations to meet this need.

RMSHRM will be collecting winter coats and accessories at the October and November Chapter meetings. Donating will be easy—save the date to bring your donation, and place items in the boxes/bins provided by the Coat Drive Team. If you have any questions on donating a coat or organizing a coat collection at your company, please contact Lanora Atkins.

Mock Interviewing

RMSHRM has a relationship with The Raleigh Rescue Mission in which our members volunteer to do mock interviews for their Interviewing for Success program. Volunteers will interview students and then provide constructive feedback.

These initiatives occur twice per year. Each time an event is scheduled, information will be posted on the calendar page, and details will be distributed via the monthly newsletter and RMSHRM’s various communication channels.

Human Resources Assistance Program

In coordination with the NC Center for Nonprofits, volunteers are needed to provide pro bono HR expertise by phone to nonprofit organizations throughout North Carolina. Click here for more information and to register.

Executive Service Corps of the Triangle

RMSHRM partners with ESC to provide pro bono HR expertise to local nonprofits. Seasoned HR professionals who are either retired or have a flexible schedule might be interested in volunteering for these HR consulting assignments. Interested in serving on a nonprofit board? Click here for more information.

Small Business Outreach

RMSHRM has partnered with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce to present a four-part workshops series. This series represents one of the ways our chapter brings HR expertise and information to the small business community. If you are interested in participating, please contact our VP Community, Derrick Krueger.

SHRM Foundation 5K

As part of our annual fundraiser for the SHRM Foundation, RMSHRM hosts a 5K and fun run fundraiser. The goal is to help our local community while also benefiting the broader HR community. We contribute a portion of our funds each year to a local charity. Many volunteers are needed to help with the Annual SHRM Foundation 5K, typically held in May or June of each year. Planning committee members are needed as well as day of volunteers. Please contact Kristen Azarelo, SHRM Foundation Director, if you are interested in learning more.

Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities

This committee helps people with disabilities participate in the economic and social life of the community. The committee also sponsors activities benefiting people with disabilities and their families. Please contact Kristy Dixon if you are interested in volunteering or learning more about the event taking place in July of each year.

Day in the District

NCSHRM’s annual Day in the District event is a free event and the date, times and locations will be provided as those details are confirmed. If you have any questions about the event or are interested in volunteering, please contact Regina Calabro, RMSHRM’s Governmental Affairs Director.

NCSHRM’s Annual Food Drive

May 1st – June 30th

In partnership with NCSHRM and every SHRM Affiliate Chapter in NC, our RMSHRM has partnered with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC for our annual food drive. This year we are also offering a virtual food drive! In this model, every dollar donated translates into five meals to the food bank, and donating is incredibly easy!

All you have to do is click here, browse the “aisles” to select items to add to your shopping cart and then click to make a donation! If you decide to search the site for our food drive, please search “Raleigh Wake” as the first name and “HRMA” as the last name under search for a participant.

This food drive is especially important in the summer months because the food bank sees the fewest donations, and kids don’t have access to school lunches at this time. Every dollar helps!

To boost participation, the State Council offers several incentives for chapters including:

  • $1,000 to the nonprofit organization for the chapter that donates the largest poundage of food per active member (total pounds donated divided by the number of active members as of 6/30)
  • $1,000 to the nonprofit organization for the chapter that donates the largest poundage of food (total pounds donated as of 6/30)
  • $400 to the nonprofit organization of the chapter that introduced the best innovation to the overall program

Interested in partnering with RMSHRM?

We are committed to supporting community organizations as a means to give back to the local communities. Support may be in the form of volunteerism, in-kind contributions or limited financial sponsorships. Community outreach is important to us, however, it is impossible to support every request.

Guidelines and processes have been generated to manage requests and allocate available resources. In order to be considered, the agency/organization must complete an application and must meet the following criteria:

  • Nonprofit tax exemption status from the IRS 501(c)(3).
  • Use donation to benefit the people in the community and not the agency.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in all aspects of the organization, including the promotion and solicitation of funds.
  • Have a community focus that fosters economic self-sufficiency for program participants through building relative skills, furthering education and enhancing independence. Can focus on youth, economically disadvantaged, disabilities or any group with barriers to employment.

The Community Service Committee and the RMSHRM Board of Directors will determine which initiatives, programs or organizations will be supported for the calendar year. The review committee will organize and prioritize the requests and present their recommendation to the board for consideration. Applications not selected will be notified.

Please complete the form below in order to be considered for partnership.