Thank you for your interest in volunteering with ACerS.

One of the best ways to get connected is by volunteering. If you're wondering what opportunities might be available, or have questions as a prospective volunteer, please review the tools below. Please note that, for the most part, volunteering does require that you be a member of ACerS.

Get involved in a division, section or chapter

Interested in becoming involved in the YPN Steering Committee? Join us within one of the following YPN subcommittees: YPN+1, YPN Connect, YPN Webinars, YPN Programming, YPN Communications.

Volunteer(s) must be a current ACerS member. Ideally volunteer(s) will be a member of the YPN who have completed their university/student career and are 40 years of age or under.

To inquire and/or express interest, reach out to Yolanda Natividad with the name(s) of the subcommittees you are interested in joining.

YPN+1 Program

The YPN+1 program offers a couple of ways that YPN members may seek to become involved in leadership roles. Find out more about the: YPN Division Liaison and the YPN Symposium Co-organizer below.

YPN Division Liaisons

The opportunity to become a YPN Division Liaison will provide the ability for YPN members to connect in a meaningful way to their ACerS Division, learn how the Division operates, contribute to Division decisions, help promote engagement with other young professionals, and more.

YPN Division Liaisons must be a member of ACerS Young Professionals Network (YPN) and a member of the specific ACerS Division.

YPN Symposium Co-organizers

The opportunity to become a YPN Symposium Co-organizer will provide the ability for YPN members to learn how: technical meetings are run, abstracts are selected, and final sessions are organized.

YPN Symposium Co-organizers must be a member of ACerS Young Professionals Network (YPN) and at this time will be reviewed/accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The YPN+1 program is open to all eligible YPN members, although preference will be given to those who are not currently enrolled students.

Find out more about the currently available opportunities by visiting YPN+1 Program.

ACerS Member Online Community

In our new online community you can:

  • Communicate with other members between meetings
  • Seek answers to your questions and solutions to your problems
  • Search and connect with colleagues
  • Follow up with new friends after a conference
  • Send emails to your contacts—no more searching your inbox for lost emails!
  • Create a poll, ask a question, or share an update
  • Bookmark conversations for quick reference later

Learn more about the ACerS member online community here!

ACerS member online community volunteer opportunities

Are you interested in becoming more involved with ACerS, your division, or your group (Young Professionals Network, etc.)? There are a number of ways to get involved! A couple of opportunities to do so is by volunteering as a Super Member or Moderator within the ACerS Member Community.

Check out the guidelines for each volunteer position below.

Interested? Please send us a message to let us know!

  • Finance Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Publications Committee
  • Book Publishing Sub-Committee
  • Bulletin Editorial Advisory Board
  • Meetings Committee
  • Member Services Committee
  • Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Committee
  • Society Awards Committee
  • Strategic Planning & Emerging Opportunities Committee
  • Material Advantage Committee

ACerS Board of Directors

Elected by the membership from among its members, The American Ceramic Society’s Board of Directors sets policy, approves the budget, makes appointments to leadership and representative positions, confers awards, and carries out other important matters for the Society. Ultimately, the board is responsible for setting the Society’s strategic direction.

Board members are elected to three-year terms. Nine voting directors serve at-large. Their terms are staggered so that a third of the at-large seats become vacant every year. The president is elected to a term of one year as a voting member. The president also serves one year in advance of his/her term as president-elect, and one year following as the immediate past president. The Society’s treasurer is appointed for a two-year term. ACerS executive director, parliamentarian and student member serve as non-voting, ex-officio members of the Board.

Each year, the Nominating Committee of The American Ceramic Society considers several dozen candidates for the three director positions available each year on ACerS Board of Directors. This form is used to collect information from potential candidates for nominees to ensure that all potential candidates are given fair and equal consideration, whether or not they are personally known to members of the Nominating Committee.

President-elect

Each year, the Nominating Committee of The American Ceramic Society considers several candidates for the president-elect position of the ACerS Board of Directors. This form is used to collect information from potential candidates for nominees to ensure that all potential candidates are given fair and equal consideration, whether or not they are personally known to members of the Nominating Committee.

Candidates are asked to fill out the form(s) as completely as possible, following the instructions given. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED WILL REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL AND BE AVAILABLE ONLY TO THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE. The one exception to this is that we may choose to solicit additional information from the references you provide. This form(s) will stay on file for THREE YEARS from the date of application.