Did you know it’s National Volunteer Week? National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration observed in the United States and in Canada in mid-to-late April as an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice, and resources to meet the needs of our communities. Volunteerism is an important element of professional development and a great way to expand one’s professional network and gain leadership skills.
Volunteers are critical to SSP’s success, and we’d like to take time to acknowledge all of their contributions and thank them for their commitment to SSP and the scholarly publishing community. 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 members.
“The success of SSP depends on our volunteers. Their passion and dedication drive our community and they embody our mission to advance scholarly publishing and communication,” said Melanie Dolechek, SSP Executive Director
We’ll be recognizing our many volunteers at our upcoming 43rd Annual Meeting, May 24-27, but National Volunteer Week provides us with a reminder to call attention to all of our hardworking volunteers and the often invisible work they do.
Thank you for being a part of our community! Your contributions of time, expertise, and enthusiasm ensure the continued success of fulfilling the mission, vision, and goals of SSP.
If you’re interested in volunteering with SSP, get involved!