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Promote chemistry in your community!

Volunteer individually or with an ACS local section. We provide the resources you need to promote chemistry in your community, from gaining media attention to planning school visits.


Promote the importance of chemistry in every day life through National Chemistry Week (NCW), our annual event that unites interested groups and individuals.

Visit the NCW webpage!

Communicate the work that chemists do every day for the environment through Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW), our annual environmental awareness campaign.

Visit the CCEW webpage!


Meet chemists worldwide at a Chemistry Festival, which unites ACS members and volunteers outside of the US, and provides training and resources for community outreach.

Visit the Chemistry Festivals webpage!

Learn more about this commemorative program to recognize practitioners, products, or places of importance for achievements in chemistry.

Visit the Salutes to Excellence webpage!


Team up with your local school and utilize this collection of activities and advice for presenting chemistry curriculum to elementary and middle school-aged children.

Visit the Kids and Chemistry webpage!

Become a Science Coach and mentor a local elementary, middle, or high school teacher in person or digitally to help advance science education in your community.

Visit the Science Coaches webpage!