Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer to Lead an AAPS Community!

Submit your application by July 31, 2024, 5pm ET.
One of the most critical volunteer positions in AAPS is chair of an AAPS Community Chair. Members depend on these leaders to drive professional interactions, networking, and educational growth in their community.
AAPS Community Chairs are able to expand their networks and polish their leadership skills while helping to develop scientific programming for the members of their community.
To become an AAPS Community Chair, members must volunteer for a three-year term. Appointees serve as the Community Vice Chair in the first year, Chair in the second year, and Immediate Past Chair in the final year.
To qualify for consideration, you must: 
  • Be a member of AAPS at the time of application and throughout service
  • Have 3-5 hours per month to serve, including:
  • Leading the community’s monthly leadership meeting
  • Attending the monthly AAPS Community Forum
  • Developing programming for the community
  • Have experience posting in the AAPS Communities
  • Have read the AAPS Community Chairs Guide (PDF)
AAPS prefers applicants that have: 
  • Experience chairing a committee
  • Past volunteer experience in AAPS programming, such as developing a symposium, presenting a poster, submitting an article to AAPS Newsmagazine, leading an Ask the Experts session, etc.
  • A mature network in the scientific community
  • 5+ years in their scientific profession
  • Topical knowledge related to the community’s scope 
Applicants will be notified about their application status at the end of September 2024.

Volunteer Opportunities Available Throughout the Year

AAPS Communities

Join a scientific or career-focused AAPS Community leadership team to enhance members' networking, discussions, and knowlegde-sharing.

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AAPS Community Ambassadors

Do you love to talk about your science? Then you should consider volunteering to serve as an AAPS Community Ambassador.

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Develop a Meeting Proposal

Share your meeting idea and AAPS can help you build an exciting event your colleagues want to attend.

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Develop a Webinar

Develop a webinar to deliver the latest information on pharmaceutical science topics without the need for travel.

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Visiting Scientist Program

Visit virtually or in-person with a college to share your knowledge and experiences with students.

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Write for AAPS Newsmagazine

Share a person story for the Members Voices column or a scientific article for a cover story.

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AAPS Mentoring Program

Become a mentor and share your knowledge and advice with a mentee.

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Thank You, Volunteers!

AAPS leadership and staff thank all of AAPS’ volunteers for their amazing contributions in advancing the capacity of pharmaceutical scientists to develop products and therapies that improve global health. Because of your support, AAPS members benefit from opportunities to learn, grow, and excel in their careers.