Chapter Leader Resources

Thank you for taking on the important volunteer role of a local chapter leader! Whether you serve as the Chapter President, Membership Chair, head up your local Events Committee, lead your Youth Committee, or serve in one of the dozens of officer, board or committee roles for your local chapter, your efforts to make TU stronger and more impactful in your local community are making a difference.

As described in our TU Volunteer Leadership Manual, chapters are where the rubber meets the road when it comes to our conservation, education and community engagement efforts. With more than 385 local chapters across the country, and over 3,000 local volunteers leading more than 1,000 conservation projects, 1,600 youth education programs, and an astounding 7,000+ community engagement activities each year, we are always overwhelmed with how much is achieved at the local, grassroots level!

This wealth of diversity is a tremendous strength for our organization. Local TU chapter leaders are constantly generating innovative ideas, successful solutions, and expanding the size and effectiveness of our grassroots base.

The following links and resources are designed to help you better serve your chapter and learn from our best practices and your peers’ successes

Chapter Officer Resources
As a chapter officer, your work to set the vision and culture for your chapter, lead the strategic planning, budgeting, leadership development, and the day-to-day operations of the chapter are critical to success. The following resources are designed to support you through the process:

Chapter Officer Job Descriptions

Chapter Planning & Leadership

Chapter Board Committee Resources


TU Volunteer Leaders trainings are a powerful way to connect with resources, learn from fellow volunteers and grow your impact locally. Join us for the following in-person and online events:

In-Person Trainings:


Online Trainings:
View recordings of past webinars online at Online webinars are held at 8 p.m. EST unless otherwise noted.

  • April 1 – Annual Financial Report & IRS Training (8PM)
  • April 3 – TU Social Hour: Volunteer Community Conversation with Chris Wood (5PM)
  • April 6 – Leaders Roundtable: Communications Tools & Tips (12PM)
  • April 7 – Connecting with Members During COVID-19 (8PM)
  • April 9 – Using TU’s New Online Fundraising Tools (8PM)
  • April 14 – Leaders Roundtable: Membership Engagement (2PM)
  • April 21 – Organizing a Leader Recruitment Committee (8PM)
  • April 22 – Leaders Roundtable: Leadership Development (4PM)
  • April 30 – Leaders Roundtable: Fundraising Tools & Tips (8PM)
  • May 5 – Generating & Prospecting Leadership Leads (8PM)
  • May 7 – Keeping Conservation Going this Summer (8PM)
  • May 19 – Innovations Driven by COVID – Tactics & Technology (8PM)
  • June 4 – Planning for the Fall: What Activities Work Best (8PM)


Your Volunteer Operations Staff is here to help! 

Nick Halle
Volunteer Operations Coordinator
(703) 284-9425
Contact Nick for:

  • Volunteer Leader Login Issues
  • Insurance Requests / Questions
  • Fundraising Program & Support
  • Membership Recruitment Tools
  • L.L. Bean Rod Donations

Lisa Beranek

Leadership Development Manager
(907) 205-0974
Contact Lisa for:

  • Leadership Recruitment & Development
  • Embrace A Stream Grants Program
  • Strategic Planning Support
  • Diversity Event Planning