- Social Media Manager: The Social Media Manager will handle CHAS’s social media accounts, posting content they generate or solicit from other CHAS volunteers and answering questions about CHAS from social media (or routing the question to the right committee chair). Time commitment: 1-2 hr/wk typically.
- Newsletter Editor: The Newsletter editor publishes the CHAS newsletter every two months, soliciting content from other volunteers, editing and sending the newsletter by electronic mail. This position does not necessarily involve a lot of writing. Time commitment: 2-3 hours/month.
- Welcome Email Manager: The Welcome Email Manager emails new members with a welcome to CHAS and pointers to resources and volunteer opportunities; they also serve as initial point of contact for further new-member questions; and they seek volunteers from among the new members. Time commitment: 1 hr/wk.
- Symposium/program organizers: Organizers recruit speakers for and/or preside over sessions or panels. Time commitment variable pre-session but normally on the order of 3-5 hours total/session.
- Symposium/program ideators: Ideators come up with ideas for programming—symposia, panels, collaborative programming with other Divisions and Society Committees—and work with Members-at-Large to generate program ideas that match meeting themes where possible. Time commitment depends on how many ideas you have.
- Annual Meeting Chair: The Annual Meeting Chair (there is one for each meeting) is responsible for overall decisions on which symposia to offer, managing session scheduling, and (with the help of the Program Chair) working with ACS Meetings & Exhibitions staff to ensure that rooms are reserved, equipment is ordered, and other little details are ironed out. Time commitment varies from nearly nothing at the beginning to slightly frenetic during deadline periods and at meetings.
- Deputy Program Chair: Learn the ropes about Program management, scheduling, etc. and assist the Program Chair. Time commitment depends on how deep you wade into the details of programming.
Web Presence Committee
- Content creators/reposters: Content creators/reposters generate new CHAS-related content for social media, the CHAS website, and other publications; they also identify non-CHAS information of interest to the members so that the content or links to it can be reposted. Time commitment: Variable.
Other Ways to Volunteer
- Session speakers: Not surprisingly, a speaker gives a presentation or makes panel discussion appearance at a CHAS session; program organizers will help with arrangements and other necessary items so that you can concentrate on your content. Time commitment depends on your topic, presentation skills, and how picky you are that your presentation be perfect! (Report to symposium/program organizer.)
- Workshop presenter: CHAS presents a variety of technical workshops directed at either seasoned EHS professionals or early-career members. The Education Committee is always looking for new workshop ideas, particularly for the professional workshops. Workshop ideas for the early-career (“peer-led”) programs or those which would appeal to other technical divisions’ membership are also very welcome.
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