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VIDEO: Why I choose to volunteer at Arsenal Credit Union

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VIDEO: Why I choose to volunteer at Arsenal Credit Union

We could tell you more about volunteering at Arsenal through a list of bullet points, but we thought having our current board chairman explain it in his own words would help you understand why his role and others at the credit union are so important.

Meet Gary Dierks

Gary has served as chairman of the Arsenal Credit Union Board of Directors since 2019. He began his volunteer career at Arsenal in 2010 and has served in many different positions during his tenure.


What role do volunteers play at the credit union?

Volunteers play an important part in driving the strategic direction of the credit union and enhancing the lives of everyone in the community. You collaborate with other volunteers and senior management to help bring the credit union vision to life.

Our volunteers are broken into two groups:

  • Members of the board of directors oversee the general direction of the credit union.
  • Members of the supervisory committee monitor the financial strength of the credit union.

We’ve put together a quick list of specific responsibilities in the link below. We’ve also included a list of qualities, traits, values and skills that will help you succeed in the positions. If you feel like you’d be a fit, we’d love to hear from you.

View volunteer responsibilities


What are the benefits of volunteering?

Are you the piece of the puzzle we’re looking for?

Volunteer positions are not one-size-fits-all. You get back what you put into the experience.

You provide us with vital feedback and direction that helps steer the growth of the credit union. In return, we’ll provide you with leadership skills, financial institution experience, training opportunities and friendships that will last a lifetime.

At the end of the day, you’re helping someone who needs it to finance a new vehicle. You’re helping members grow their savings. You’re helping us reach out to the community and serve nonprofit organizations that need it. You are part of the heart and soul of Arsenal’s mission of “people helping people.”

Become a volunteer 


The credit union landscape is changing… fast

Over the past decade or so, the way we bank has dramatically changed. Mobile banking, mobile check deposit and online loan applications are now the norm. To provide the best service to our members, Arsenal is always looking for the latest and greatest ways to make banking as quick, convenient and secure as possible.

As a volunteer, your feedback will help provide the latest digital banking solutions to our members. You’ll also play a pivotal role in ensuring that Arsenal remains community-focused. It’s a big responsibility, and we want you to help us.

Become a volunteer 


Who can volunteer?

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you can become a volunteer. Here are the basic requirements:

  • Must be a primary member on your savings account.
  • Have at least one other product relationship besides a savings account.
  • Be in good standing.
  • Meet attendance and training requirements.
  • Be willing to represent membership as a whole and make decisions in everyone’s best interests.

Click the link below to fill out our online application. Or, you can contact Theresa Budde at tbudde@arsenalcu.com or 314.501.1641 if you’d like a physical application.

Click here to apply online today!