April is Volunteer Appreciation Month in the United States, and (ISC)² would like to take the opportunity to recognize and thank the thousands of volunteers around the globe who help support our organization. It is the passion, dedication and expertise of our volunteers that help us advance our vision to inspire a safe and secure cyber world. Through community service, local and professional leadership, and knowledge sharing, our volunteers make a valuable impact in their local and professional communities. (ISC)² provides a variety of volunteer opportunities for members and non-members to give back, including short and long-term commitments to accommodate people’s interests and availability. Below are just a few examples:
- Community Service: advocating for cyber safety by becoming a presenter or translator for the Safe and Secure Online program by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, serving on scholarship review panels, fundraising to promote cyber safety within the classroom, and generating awareness among corporations and other organizations.
- Knowledge Sharing – contributing expertise to help develop (ISC)² exams, mentoring students, teaching young professionals, participating in research studies, advocating for underrepresented groups, etc.
- Local Leadership – becoming a leader with an (ISC)² Chapter to develop and expand a professional network within the local community and provide educational opportunities to those who are new or experienced in the field.
- Professional Leadership – getting involved in an (ISC)² working group, advisory council or board of directors to advise on industry initiatives, policies, views and standards.
Throughout the month of April, we will be posting discussions on the Community about these various volunteer opportunities available at (ISC)² and encourage you to share your experiences with us, ask questions or provide suggestions about other volunteer options you would like to see us offer.
Also, you can earn a badge by replying below or creating topics about volunteering and tagging them as “Volunteer Appreciation Month 2019”. Our Community team will award a badge at the end of the month for all those who used the tag.
To kick things off, tell us what you value most about volunteering? Why do you volunteer and what opportunities would you like (ISC)² to offer?