Volunteer

Inspired to get involved and make a difference? No matter where you are or how much time you have, you can help drive the future of the Society.

Volunteering is an opportunity to give back while networking with peers who share your professional background or interests. Gain greater insights into trends and best practices within your profession, as well as leadership training and experience.

Whether you are interested in volunteering once or on a recurring basis, remotely or in person, AOCS has volunteer opportunities for you to dedicate your time and expertise to a cause that supports your professional growth.


One-step involvement

Expand your knowledge and see how much difference one person can make with these easy opportunities for involvement.


Tell your AOCS story
Share your experiences with us by emailing your story to janet.brown@aocs.org.

Grow the community
Tell your peers what you love about AOCS and encourage them to join.

Submit to our blog
Share your knowledge and research. Email us at tips@aocs.org with your story or suggestion.


Spread the word
Follow, post and share on social media.

Facebook iconTwitter    Blogger   LinkedIn

Donate to the AOCS Foundation
Invest in the future of your Society

Vote!
Make your voice heard by voting in Society and Division elections.


Advanced professional opportunities

Utilize your skills while building new ones and gaining expertise in areas beyond your professional role.


Present your research
Share your research and expertise by presenting at any of our AOCS sponsored meetings.

Organize a session
Bring your ideas to fruition by contacting the meetings department to organize a session.

Recognize a colleague
Nominate someone for one of 40 AOCS awards or serve on one of the award selection committees.


Plan programs
Help develop programs so your colleagues learn from your expertise.

Get published 
Submit your findings on a topic of interest to our community.


Take a leadership role

Become an influencer within the global fats and oils community with these leadership opportunities. Not sure which volunteer opportunity to choose? Complete this online form to indicate your general interests and an AOCS staff member will be in contact to help match your interests with a volunteer opportunity.


Play a role in governance
From committees to the Governing Board these positions improve current Society activities and provide the opportunity to directly influence the direction of the Society.

Contribute to AOCS Value Centers
Help guide over-reaching themes, initiatives and opportunities that align with the strategic goals of AOCS as part of an AOCS Value Center.

Join a Working Committee
Gain invaluable leadership experience and lasting professional connections.   Discover your opportunity.