Volunteer Positions

The D.C. Area Phi Beta Kappa Association currently has openings for a High School Awards Program ManagerWebsite Consultant, and Fundraising Committee Members.

High School Awards Program Manager


The DC Area Phi Beta Kappa Association (DC PBK) is currently seeking applicants for the High School Awards Program Manager position. This program, created in 1974, recognizes the academic and civic achievements of outstanding college bound high school seniors in Washington D.C. and nearby Maryland and Virginia. It is the centerpiece of the Association's commitment to community service. In recent years, DC PBK has offered up to three awards of $1,000 each.

As manager, the incumbent will lead the High School Awards Committee, whose work begins in September with preparation of annual objectives, strategy, and work plan. From January through April, committee members actively pursue contact with high school staff and system administrators of private, public, and public charter schools and announce a call for applicants. In April/May, the manager oversees the receipient selection process and also organizes with committee members the annual High School Merit Awards Ceremony. More information on the Program can be found at: http://www.dcpbk.org/programs/high-school-awards. 

Position Description

The High School Awards Committee is composed of at least four DCPBK volunteer members in addition to the manager. The manager serves for a minimum of one year, and oversees the application and award process. Specifically, the manager will: 

  • Convene committee meetings held monthly or bi-monthly and maintain ongoing communication with members
  • Guide development of annual objectives, strategy, work plan, and committee assignments
  • Oversee preparation of award announcements, application guidelines, and letters to high school counselors
  • Design with committee the guidelines and process for award recipient selection
  • Lead the organization of the annual High School Awards ceremony
  • Maintain paper and electronic records of the committee's work each year
  • Participate in the quarterly meetings and deliberations of the DC PBK Board
  • With the webmaster, ensure that the HS Awards pages of the Association website are updated
  • Undertake advocacy and fundraising acitvities with the Fundraising Volunteer to expand the DC PBK High School Awards Endowment Fund
  • Track the progress of selected past award recipients


  • Election to the Phi Beta Kappa Society and current or future membership in the DC Area Phi Beta Kappa Association
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, manage, and support a small team
  • Skills in dissemination of information, public advocacy, or fundraising
  • Experience as an educator an advantage, preferably at middle or secondary level in the DC Area
  • Passion for encouraging deserving high school students in our area to pursue lifelong learning

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to volunteer@dcpbk.orgThis is a non-paid volunteer position and will remain open until filled. 

Website Consultant


The D.C. Area Phi Beta Kappa Association is a local non-profit organization with a membership of about 500. We seek a volunteer Website Consultant to update our Drupal-based website and overhaul the databases maintained on the website. Visit us at www.DCPBK.org.

The website is used to:

  • Publicize our organization, its mission, programs, past and future events, photos, and newsletters
  • Enroll members and maintain member information
  • Track financial contributions via PayPal or check
  • Track RSVPs to events
  • The updated web site must maintainable by the organization members.

Position Description

  • Work with Board Members to update layout of website to make it more user-friendly and accessible
  • Develop and design web pages and web tools to meet the need of a growing membership and to communicate about new programs and events
  • Overhaul databases that track membership information so that they function automatically and accurately
  • Overhaul automated messaging systems on website regarding dues notice reminders


  • Prior experience with Drupal Content Management System
  • Must have prior experience with maintaining a website (any platform)
  • Assertive; Responsive to e-mail and phone calls
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Availability to dedicate two to four hours a week (occasionally more) until the website has been satisfactorily updated

To Apply:

Send an e-mail to volunteer@dcpbk.org with the following information: A cover letter addressing how you meet the above qualifications and a resume.

This is a non-paid volunteer position and will remain open until filled. This position is limited to the scope of updating the website. Once the website has been satisfactorily updated, the Website Consultant will not be expected to maintain the website going forward.

Fundraising Committee Members


The DC Area Phi Beta Kappa Association seeks 1 to 2 Fundraising Committee Members to help the Fundraising Coordinator's efforts to organize a potential fundraising campaign. We are looking to raise money in order to help grow our revenue to further the goals of the Association, including fostering friendship, scholarship, cultural interests, and intellectual exchange among Phi Betes in the D.C. area and increasing our scholarships to students who have demonstrated excellence in high school. The Association is a small non-profit in Washington, D.C. The majority of our current funding is used to award three annual merit scholarships for local high school students that they can use toward their college tuition. 

Position Description

  • Support the Fundraising Coordinator by helping implement the fundraising campaign
  • Regularly communicate with and update Fundraising Coordinator on campaign status
  • May need to attend quarterly Board meetings in the absence of the Fundraising Coordinator


  • Member of the DC Area PBK association in good standing
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented

To Apply

Please send the following documents to volunteer@dcpbk.org:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

This is a volunteer position and will remain open until filled.

If you are interested in future volunteer opportunities, please send an e-mail to volunteer@dcpbk.org and let us know your interests!