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

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 or 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

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
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