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Volunteer Opportunities

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The Western Regional Planning Committee are looking for volunteers. Click here for information.

The California Section is looking for volunteers interested in both leadership and support roles. Our Section is active with programs to advance chemical education and careers.  The Section has several elected officers, including a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Directors, and Councilors. Councilors attend the Council meeting at the spring and fall national ACS meetings and participate on various committees such as Project Seed, Education, Environmental Improvement, and Safety.  Officers are elected by Section members in the fall.
We also have a number of committees as shown on our website. The Awards Committee heads up searches of deserving candidates for national ACS awards.  There are several Educational subcommittees such as the Chemistry Olympiad and Chemistry Teachers.  Government Affairs interacts with our California and federal legislators.  The Program Committee identifies speakers for our Section meetings as well as organizes other meetings.  The Minority Affairs and Women Chemists Committees have active programs in career development.
Please call any of our officers or committee chairs listed on our website  for more information on activities to match your interests. Also call our office at (510) 351-9922 for information on attending any of the Executive Committee meetings or if you are interested in running for a Section office.


Program Committee.  The Program Committee is always looking for interesting speakers for its meetings and sites where meetings can be held.  Please send any suggestions you may have on speakers suitable for chemists and chemical engineers to Paul Vartanian


Suggestions for meeting sites in the greater Bay Area also are encouraged.  Sites may be lower cost restaurants with sufficient separate space for a meeting of 40 to 80 persons, a room that can be rented at low cost (with or without food), or a public institution which offers meeting rooms.  Awards.

Our Section would like to honor chemists and chemistry teachers in our Section who have made significant contributions to science, education, or community service.  We are looking for people who can help us locate deserving candidates for recognition.  Please contact Eileen Nottoli (