Greater Houston Section

ACS-GHS Welcomes Your Participation!

Your involvement is what makes the ACS-GHS great. We need volunteers for efforts of various proportion and length - something for everyone.  Below are some of the specific volunteer opportunities that we have available. If you are interested in volunteering but don't know where to start, email acs-ghs@acs-ghs.org or the GHS Volunteer Coordinator, Maryanne Mores at maryannemores@yahoo.com and we can help you get started.

Ongoing Volunteer Participation

Social Media Manager

Communications & Technology Committee

Time commitment: 1 - 2 hrs/week

We're looking for one or two members who are interested in and familiar with social media use to help run the ACS-GHS Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts. Responsibilities include working with the Communications & Technology Committee to advertise upcoming events, share section news and event updates, and interact with the community through our social media accounts. We usually work with a mix of scheduled and live posts so the time investment is flexible. This is a great opportunity to build your personal network within the Greater Houston Section while practicing your communication skills. Contact Dawn Friesen at dawn.friesen@gmail.com or acs-ghs@acs-ghs.org for more information.

Board and Committee Positions

We welcome members interested in running for executive board positions, chairing a committee, or sitting on one or more committees. We are particularly in need of a Technician Affairs Committee Chair, and members for the following committees:

  • Communications & Technology
  • Education
  • Programming
  • Younger Chemists
  • Women Chemists
  • Awards
  • Community Affairs

Please contact us at the email addresses above to discuss these or other open positions.

Chemistry Outreach Volunteers

Share Your Experience with Students

Time commitment: 1 - 2 hrs

Date: Various

Location: Various

Are you willing to share your experience as a chemist or chemistry technician with high school (afternoon) or college students (evening)? We're looking for volunteers who can either give a short presentation or simply speak freely to the students. Expected time commitment is 1-2 hours, including travel. To volunteer, contact acs-ghs@acs-ghs.org.

San Jacinto College STEM Expos

Time commitment: ~3 hrs

Date: November 21, 2019

Location: San Jacinto South Campus

We are looking for volunteers to help with hands-on chemistry demonstrations at the San Jacinto STEM Expo on their South Campus on Nov 21st. All events are from 5:30 - 7:00 pm, and require a security check and safety training in advance of the event.

  • To volunteer for the South campus event, please contact Kerry Spilker directly at  Kspilker@chevron.com.
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