One of the quickest and most effective ways to volunteer for IWCA is to join one of the organization's committees. The IWCA regularly looks for committee members and special project volunteers. Committee volunteers are acknowledged on the IWCA website and at the annual Women in Coffee Breakfast held in conjunction with the Specialty Coffee Association of America conference and trade show.
The IWCA relies on its members to help reach its goals. Volunteering to serve on a committee helps members get involved and improve the world for women in coffee. IWCA committees are focused on advocacy, resources and connections.
Click on the committee you're interested in, then contact the head of the committee listed below to volunteer. We'd love to have you!
Committees perform a vital role for IWCA and basically run the organization.
This committee carries out initiatives that fulfill the IWCA mission, including the following activities:
- Formation of IWCA chapters
- Support of IWCA chapters
- Provide workshops and training programs
- Encourage connections for exchange programs
- Encourage connections for Trips to Origin
For more information or to join the committee, contact the Chapter Relations Committee.
This committee develops and implements strategies for a growing and sustainable IWCA by:
- Diversifying and increasing funding sources through avenues including strategic alliances, grants and sponsorships
- Developing long term stability through major funding initiatives
- Effectively and efficiently managing and growing all donor relationships.
For more information or to join the committee, contact the Development Committee.
This committee plans and manages IWCA events, including the annual Women in Coffee Breakfast and other events.
For more information or to join the committee, contact the Events Committee.
This committee leads the efforts that attract money and services needed to carry out the mission of the organization.
For more information or to join the committee, contact the Fundraising Committee.
This committee is responsible for facilitating and monitoring communications and marketing materials on behalf of the IWCA, including press releases, newsletters, promotional material content, and web site content. The marketing committee develops and designs collateral pieces to support established marketing strategies.
For more information or to join the committee, contact the Marketing Committee.
This committee handles IWCA sponsor membership development and enhancement including maintenance of a sponsor membership database and coordination of yearly annual membership renewals.
This committee works to seek funding specifically for IWCA sponsored events and programs from predominantly corporations that benefit from event specific advertising in exchange for donations. Seek to engage corporations outside of coffee, expanding and diversifying revenue stream while building awareness of our organization beyond the coffee industry.
For more information or to join the committee, contact the Sponsorship Committee.
This committee partners with companies, individuals and organizations that recognize the hurdles faced by women in coffee producing countries strengthens the IWCA’s many programs that support these women. Forming an alliance with the IWCA sends a strong message of support to women in coffee around the world, as well as to those in consuming countries.
For more information or to join the committee, contact the Strategic Alliance Committee.