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 or the GHS Volunteer Coordinator, Maryanne Mores at and we can help you get started.

Ongoing Volunteer Participation

Board and Committee Positions

We welcome members interested in running for executive board positions, chairing a committee, or sitting on one or more committees. Some specific volunteer needs are listed below:

Volunteer Opportunity - Student Affiliates Coordinator

We are looking for a GHS member willing to act as a coordinator for all ACS Student Chapters in the Greater Houston area. This role entails connecting with existing student chapters as well as the administrative staff of the Chemistry Departments at local universities and colleges to help the section engage with chemistry undergraduate and graduate students by:

  • Communicating the benefit of an ACS membership for students
  • Sharing upcoming public outreach and professional development events
  • Providing feedback to GHS planning committees to ensure we are offering activities and events that attract and engage students to continue their interests in the chemical sciences

If interested, please contact us at

2025 ACS Committee Preference Form is Open!

Did you know that anyone can participate in an ACS Committee as part of their Membership? ACS committees develop and deliver key policies & procedures, and lead and shape the direction, experiences, and programs of the Society. Members with a wide range of experiences, backgrounds and perspecĀ­tives helps ensure that ACS remains relĀ­evant, innovative, and effective. 

If you are interested in serving on an ACS Committee, the online committee preference form lets ACS know your committee preferences, your background, and your interests.

 The online preference form will be open March 1 through July 1, 2024 at

Newly appointed and re-appointed committee members, associates, and consultants will be notified in December 2024 for committee assignments starting in 2025. Further details on the committee appointment timeline are available here.

Your ACS membership must be in good standing to complete your committee preferences. Please make a committee preference only if you feel that you can attend and actively participate in a committee’s meetings either virtually or in-person. ACS committees are working committees; attendance (virtually or in-person) and participation at committee and subcommittee meetings are important. Every ACS member who submits preferences is given due consideration, but with the number of actual appointments being limited, not everyone who submits a preference form will be appointed to serve.

Chemistry Outreach Volunteers

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