Wanting to make a difference in collegiate recreation is the first step to inspire change—acting is the next. NIRSA members’ commitment and leadership within the profession propels the advancement of our Association goals. Whether you’re a student or an experienced professional, there’s a place for you! Serving on a NIRSA committee or work team is a great way to give back, gain experience, and network with colleagues beyond your campus. Apply to serve by Wednesday, February 5!

Applying is easy

There’s one application and it includes a comprehensive list of all committee and work team opportunities for NIRSA, the NIRSA Foundation, and the NIRSA Championship Series. You can select up to three groups you’re interested in being a part of this coming year. The order in which you select your groups will constitute your preference(s) and will be taken into consideration during the committee selection process. Additionally, applicants are asked to state why they’re interested in these groups. This provides the selection committee with knowledge about the applicant’s experience and interests so they can formulate well-rounded committees and work teams. Members currently serving in a one-year position on a committee or work team, who wish to continue their service, need to reapply to be considered for the upcoming year.

Applications are due by February 5. Please visit our website for full details about the NIRSA committee application process. With the leadership year starting May 1, the committee and work team appointments will be made in Spring 2020 and announced before the 2020 NIRSA Annual Conference & Campus Rec and Wellness Expo taking place in Phoenix, Arizona from April 18–21.

Short-term opportunities are available too!

If you’re interested in volunteering but can’t make a year-long commitment, the NIRSA Championship Series has a number of staff positions available for regional and national tournaments. Take advantage of this opportunity for professional development while also having fun engaging with teams, coaches, and officials in your region!

There are numerous opportunities available with the NIRSA regional and national tournaments. These include: involvement in recruiting officials, tournament logistics, all-tournament team, social media and communication, and various other committees. Check out the NIRSA Championship Series Volunteer page of the NIRSA website to learn more about position descriptions and qualifications.


There is truly something for everyone, so please consider submitting an application today!


  • For more information, please contact NIRSA Leadership Programs Coordinator Chelsea Hansson.
Leadership Programs Coordinator at NIRSA | NIRSA Profile

Chelsea Hansson is the Leadership Programs Coordinator at NIRSA.