Did you know that National Volunteer Week is April 19-25? National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration observed in the United States and 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 make our organization thrive,” said Melanie Dolechek, SSP Executive Director. “National Volunteer Week provides us with a perfect opportunity to call attention to these deserving individuals and their organizations that support the work they do.”
We’ll be recognizing many of our volunteers at the upcoming Business Meeting & Awards Presentation on May 20. In the meantime, learn more about some key volunteer roles within SSP:
If you’re interested in volunteering with SSP, get involved!