Raleigh Metro SHRM is proud to have a rich history of community involvement through initiatives, programs, events and awareness. Often these initiatives offer opportunities for members to provide their HR expertise through community outreach, making an impact on our local charitable organizations or advancing the HR profession.

If you wish to partner with RMSHRM, please submit your information via our Partnership Contact Form.

Raleigh Metro SHRM has a Memorandum of Understanding on file with the following organizations:


NC Center for Nonprofits

The Human Resources Assistance Program is a partnership between RMSHRM and the NC Center for Nonprofits. This new program works through the Center’s Board and Staff Helpline for nonprofits. Center staff will screen human resources questions and, when appropriate, contact you to see if you can take a call from a Center Member. If you agree, then Center staff will pass along your contact information to the caller. Most of these questions will take only a few minutes and you’re not asked to spend more than an hour with the nonprofit caller.

Questions? Contact Geia Williams at 919-790-1555, ext. 144 or via email or sign up online.


Xtreme Beginnings

Wake County Public School System, School to Career Annual Event

Raleigh Metro SHRM has a long history of working with the Wake County Public School System on Xtreme Beginnings, a career exploration event held each April. Over 750 10th and 11th graders from throughout WCPSS interact with area businesses to improve their understanding of real world-of-work expectations.

Multiple volunteer opportunities are available and posted on the WCPSS website. Contact Joy Frankoff for more details.


Triangle Organization Development Network

TODN is a professional association community committed to excellence in learning, growth and innovation in the field of organization development (OD). Established in 1997, TODN is a community of members actively engaged in creating next generation practices that transform organizations. Their mission is to advance the principles, practice and profession of organization development.


Triangle Business Journal

RMSHRM joins TBJ in Best Places to Work Award by spreading the word on this fun and prestigious award. Nominations are usually accepted until June and winners announced in late September. Visit the TBJ website for the call for nominations.


Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities

Helping people with disabilities in the Raleigh area participate in the economic and social life of the community. To this end, the committee promotes employment of persons with disabilities, communicates to local leaders and the general public on the needs of persons with disabilities and relevant policy issues and sponsors other activities benefiting persons with disabilities and their families. The committee also advises the Raleigh City Council and the Mayor on the needs and concerns of Raleigh citizens with disabilities in the areas of education, recreation, employment, transportation and housing.

RMSHRM works in conjunction with this organization to promote events that will further the mission of supporting local residents with disabilities.


Wake Area Business Advisory Council (BAC)

Wake County Human Services – Employment Services

In 1997, Wake County Human Services and several private sector representatives created the Wake Area Business Advisory Council (BAC). The BAC’s mission is to develop and promote employment opportunities and resources for participants of Wake County employment and training programs through partnering with area businesses.


Capital Area Workforce Development Board

Capital Area Workforce Development Board (CAWDB) & Capital Area JobLink Career Center (JLCC)

CAWDB hosts two JLCC Career Fairs annually attracting over 500 job seekers and from 40 to 80 employers depending on economic conditions. RMSHRM supports these annual events through online registration for business booths and promoting the event to members.


William Peace University

William Peace University will provide RMSHRM members a consistent and significant discount on continuing education opportunities in the discipline of HR from an HRCI approved provider of HR continuing education. Click here for more information and mention your affiliation with RMSHRM (formerly RWHRMA) to learn more about applicable programs.


Veteran Outreach

RMSHRM is excited to partner with the NC Military Pipeline program to enable our employers to post unlimited jobs, apprenticeships and internships for free. Take a few minutes to set up your free account—get started here.

Read more about this exciting initiative here. The NC Council has partnered with Governor Pat McCrory to make North Carolina the #1 state for veteran employment. Click here for a short video explaining the initiative.

For more information or to volunteer with this effort, contact Larry Woods.


Dress for Success – Triangle NC

Dress for Success – Triangle is in need of volunteers for several of their services including Career and Image Coaches at their Durham and Raleigh locations. Image Coaches help women with choosing professional attire for interviews/employment, and Career Coaches help women with resume writing as well as developing interview skills. Coaches typically volunteer for a three-hour shift once a week, twice a month or once a month during the following hours:

Raleigh: Tues & Wed, 9am-4pm, Thurs 12:30pm-4pm, 2nd Sat. of the month 9am-4pm

Durham: Tues & Thurs, 10am-4pm, Wed, 10am-1pm, 3rd Sat. of the month 10am-4pm

If you cannot commit to a set schedule of coaching, there are other areas to help with as well: assist with mock interviewing/coaching through the Going Places Network Program, help prepare for and work at one of their sale days (approximately five times a year) or volunteer in the warehouse to help with sorting, tagging and organizing donations

Please contact Catherine Bullock if you are interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities.