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How to Get Involved with QRCA

How to Get Involved with QRCA

Get involved in QRCA

Are you a new QRCA member looking to get involved and meet like-minded colleagues? Are you a seasoned member who loves QRCA wants to give back to the organization? You’ve come to the right place!

This site will help you find ways to meet fellow members and contribute your talents and skills to building the organization.

Why get involved?

  1. You foster deeper personal connections with fellow members, which can lead to friendships, mentorships and even business opportunities.

  2. You gain leadership experience that enhances your resume

  3. You help the organization thrive and ultimately contribute to the growth of the field of Qualitative Research

What are the different ways to get involved?

Member participation in QRCA is primarily structured in a three-pronged framework made up of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Committees and Chapters.

  • Committees are standing, ad hoc or task force/advisory groups through which much of the work of the organization takes place – from outreach to members to planning educational events to public relations and more. There are SO many opportunities to get active and contribute to the organization through committee work.

  • Chapters are groups designated by geographic boundaries. QRCA Chapters provide local opportunities for education (professional and business-related), and the facilitation of relationships, resources and camaraderie. PLUS – you can be a member of more than one chapter.

  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs) focus attention on a particular special area as a methodology or industry. Offers members an outlet to network with others who have similar interests and share in-depth information and resources. SIGs are one of the best ways to speed up your professional development.


Roben Allong

Volunteering is interesting. You're not sure you can do it until you sign up for it. But once you do, you become amazed at what you can accomplish! One highlight of my experience so far has been to work with people smarter than me and see things actually come to fruition from conception to execution on a global scale, all-within QRCA

Jeff Walkowski

Every role I've had in QRCA was totally different from what I do in my practice. I appreciate the opportunities to learn and grow in different areas - especially leadership roles. As a QRCA volunteer, I discovered my leadership style, and it encouraged me to take on leadership positions in other community organizations.

Kayte Hamilton

Volunteering with QRCA enabled me to expand my personal network of peers in the industry and learn new skill sets that were applicable to my everyday work. It’s also allowed me to develop lasting relationships with several other volunteers.

Find a Match!

Want to talk through your interests and skills and learn what opportunities are most needed at the moment?


Browse the Committees and contact the Committee leaders to see if that committee would be a good fit for you


Log in to your member home page on the QRCA website. You can then browse all Chapters. Click the “+Join Group” button in the bottom left hand corner.


Log in to your member home page on the QRCA website. You can then browse all SIGs. Click the “+Join Group” button in the bottom left hand corner


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