Ways to volunteer

NASW is an organization that relies on the energy and enthusiasm of volunteers. As volunteers, members can help shape programming as part of a committee or working group, lead or contribute to projects and programs, or run for the board. Thank you to all who contribute and help NASW reflect the needs and interests of members.

Below is a list of currently open calls for volunteers.

Deadline: August 10

ScienceWriters2021 Community Ambassadors: For ScienceWriters2021, we will be using the Whova app for both our virtual and in-person experiences. We are looking for a few NASW members who are comfortable with the Whova app (or love learning new apps) to assist attendees by starting group conversations, highlighting useful features of the app, pointing out shortcuts, and responding to questions within the app about the app or conference. The app is available to attendees as soon as registration opens, and we ask volunteers to commit to being active in the app by popping in and out for a total 4 hours during a one-week period between August 16 and the close of the conference on October 11. As thanks, volunteers will receive complimentary conference registration. To sign up, fill out this Google form no later than August 10.

Deadline: August 16

ScienceWriters2021 Virtual Events Volunteer: We are looking for student members willing to help out during one or more virtual events. Tasks include monitoring chat and simple tech support (e.g. muting and unmuting speakers, starting screenshare, etc.). Familiarity with Zoom is helpful, and previous use of the Remo platform and Whova app is helpful but not at all necessary. Plan on ~1hr for a group training ahead of the event (September 14 @ 1 PM ET) and 1-2 hours during the event. (Events will be held during the weeks of September 27 and October 4. Exact timing TBD based on final event schedule.) Student volunteers will receive complimentary conference registration. If interested, please fill out this Google form no later than August 16.

Annual Volunteer Calls

Some volunteer needs follow a rough annual pattern. Watch the website for volunteer calls during these times:

Questions? Contact director@nasw.org

Committee chairs: Are you in need of volunteers for your committee or help with a special project? Write up a call and send it to director@nasw.org for posting here.

Hybrid 2022 AAAS Annual Meeting