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Volunteer with ASN
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with ASN. Volunteers are at the heart of ASN's work -- providing valuable leadership to the ASN Board of Directors and the ASN membership. Many of our programs are shaped as a result of the time and knowledge contributed by our volunteers.
The 2014 Call for Volunteers is now open - indicate your interest in serving as a volunteer today!
To learn more about volunteering with ASN, view slides from the Volunteer Leadership Forum (pdf) held at ASN's Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2013.
The ASN President appoints committee members, vice chairs and chairs each spring. Most committee membership appointments are extended and accepted on a three-year basis.
Other ASN Volunteer Opportunities
Some of the ASN member groups elect their own representatives and leaders (for example, Councils, RIS, and Interest Groups). The first step in getting involved with one of our member groups is to join the appropriate community and listserv by logging in to the members' only area of this site.
Additionally, ASN facilitates the appointment of its members to volunteer positions in partner organizations and institutions.
Questions about volunteering with ASN? Please contact Governance and Operations Assistant Valerie Bloom (301-634-7025).
Volunteer of the Year Award
In 2010, ASN established a new award to recognize the outstanding contributions that volunteers make to enhance, promote, and support the activities and programs of our Society. The ASN Volunteer of the Year will be recognized during the ASN Member Reception and University Mixer during the ASN Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology (EB).
Nominees for this award must be active participants in the ASN
volunteer community. This includes, but is not limited
-Chairs or members of the ASN Committees
-Chairs or executive committee members of the ASN Councils
-Director, chairs or executive committee members of the Research Interest Sections (RIS)
-Leaders of the Student Interest Group and student bloggers
Previous recipients of this award include:
2013 Andrew Prentice, PhD
2012 Robin Minor, PhD
2011 Janet King, PhD
2010 Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RD
Download additional information about the ASN Volunteer of the Year Award and the Sustaining Partner Roundtable Award of Distinction (PDF).