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Volunteer to Make a Difference

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 10/04/2017

ATPE members are the bedrock of our association, and it’s our volunteer leaders who solidify that foundation. ATPE volunteers help recruit new members, provide a valuable support network for current members, influence legislation, and represent our organization. Volunteers also help ensure educators are treated fairly on campuses across the state, and that Texas public school students receive the quality education they deserve.

ATPE is the largest educators’ association in Texas. That means your voice carries extra weight and that you can have an even greater impact in the classroom with students, on campus with your peers, throughout your district with other professional educators, and in your home communities across Texas. It also means ATPE can provide you with superior benefits, simply because our volunteers work hard to recruit and retain members (and there’s power in numbers!).

Are you wondering how you can make a difference in your profession? ATPE has members on almost every campus in the state, and we’re looking for more volunteers who are ready to lead. We’ll provide the training, resources, and networks to ensure you can truly make a difference in the lives of Texas educators and students.

Get involved with ATPE as a campus representative or as a local unit officer. You can also volunteer for ATPE state committee serviceCampus reps can work in a district with or without an ATPE local unit, and they serve as the voice of ATPE on their campuses. If you’re in a district with a local unit, the ATPE officers help ensure that ATPE has a presence at the school district level by leading membership campaigns, conducting local unit elections, and advocating for public education at the district and state levels.

We couldn't do what we do without your help! It’s a great time to volunteer for the state's largest educator group—ATPE!

Getting started as an ATPE volunteer is easy. Simply contact Anna Belle Burleson, ATPE’s volunteer program coordinator, at volunteer@atpe.org to learn about opportunities in your district.