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Getting Involved

Our Call for Volunteers is open! Watch our Get Involved 2022-2023 Volunteer Call Out or tell us which committee you’d like to volunteer with. Apply by June 10, 2022, for consideration for the 2022-2023 term.


SSP offers numerous opportunities to expand your professional development through volunteering to serve on a committee or task force or through election to the Board of Directors.

We are successful because of the active participation of dedicated volunteers. Serving on a committee or task force is a great way to expand your network, gain valuable leadership skills, and increase your personal and organizational visibility within the industry. Apply by June 10, 2022, for consideration for the 2022-2023 term.

The committee chair(s) for the committee(s) you indicated you would be willing to serve will be provided with your contact information at that time. All committee appointments (one-year terms, renewable) are approved by the President. To learn more about SSP’s active committees and task forces, visit our Committees page. Log in to the SSP Member Center to review a detailed description of each committee’s charge in the SSP Organizational Guide.

We have more than 250 members that volunteer their time to support the advancement of scholarly communications by serving on committees, task forces, the Board of Directors, writing for SSP’s blog, The Scholarly Kitchen, or acting as a mentor to our Fellows and mentees. Many of the programs SSP offers were developed and are led by our enthusiastic member volunteers!

Learn about the benefits of volunteering with SSP and the opportunities available with each of our committees, by joining our volunteer call out on Wednesday, May 11, at 11 am ET. Register for our Get Involved 2022-2023 Volunteer Call Out to receive meeting details! SSP leadership will discuss the vital role volunteers play in society activities, followed by a lightning round of introductions from our committee chairs.

Will you be at our Annual Meeting in Chicago? Join us for the Get Involved in SSP Luncheon. Come meet with SSP Board members and committee chairs to learn more about what opportunities exist and how you can get involved. A short presentation by SSP leadership will be followed by time to chat casually with committee chairs and Board members. Grab a boxed lunch and join us for this fun and informative event.

Already know which committee you’d like to volunteer with? Let us know!