Do I have to be an active ASPET member to volunteer?
Yes, opportunities to serve on a Committee, Division Executive Committee, or as a reviewer for the Annual Meeting are only available to active ASPET members.
How many opportunities can I apply for?
To allow as many members as possible the opportunity to volunteer, we limit each individual to volunteer for no more than 3 Committee or Division Executive Committee opportunities.
Can I sign up to volunteer for ASPET even if I’m not sure which opportunity I’m interested in right now?
Yes! At the end of the application, we ask if you are interested in hearing about other ways to volunteer at ASPET in the future. Just select “yes” and we’ll include you in future volunteer opportunities that might interest
How long do the volunteer opportunities last for? And when do they begin?
All Committee and Division Executive Committee appointments begin on July 1, 2023. Committee appointments last for 3 years. Appointments to Division Executive Committee roles vary for each division.
Volunteering opportunities for the Annual Meeting are for a much shorter duration. Reviewing abstracts typically occur in December and February with an average of 25-35 abstracts per reviewer. Serving as a judge for the Poster Competition occurs
onsite during the Annual Meeting and occurs each evening for about 2 hours.
Can I apply for the same committee that I'm currently serving on if my term is up at the end of the fiscal year?
Yes, though preference for selecting volunteers will be given to those who have not yet served.
What’s the process after I submit my application to the Call for Volunteers?
Applicants’ information will be provided to the current Chair of the respective committee you applied to. In consultation with current committee members, new committee members will be chosen and recommended to the ASPET Council for consideration.
After Council approval, notifications are sent out to applicants about which committee or volunteer opportunity they have been selected for.
Who do I contact if I have questions about the process or if I encounter issues with submitting my application?
Please contact Yesenia Mendez, ASPET Governance and Office Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.