Be a Chemistry Ambassador!

Volunteer to put a human face on science and help connect chemistry with everyday life!

Promote chemistry to children, your community, lawmakers and others.

Volunteer Opportunities

Activities and ideas for getting involved in outreach. Explore to find activities that fit your interests and schedule!

Featured Activities

National Chemistry Week
Get involved with NCW Oct. 16-22.

Share these science videos with students, teachers and friends.

ACS Science Briefs
Alert your local newspaper to current chemistry news.

Wikipedia Year of Science
Learn to edit wiki articles and increase public access to reliable scientific research.

It Pays to be a Volunteer!

Volunteers have 27% higher odds of finding a job after being out of work than non-volunteers. The odds increase to over 50% for those without a high school diploma or who live in rural areas. Source: Corporation for National and Community Service. (June 2013). Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment

Tools & Resources

Tools, tips, training and resources to share chemistry. Become a successful volunteer and a compelling spokesperson for chemistry!

Share the Chemistry – Imagine the Reaction!

Volunteer Spotlight

High school senior Archana Josyula recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award to a Girl Scout, for her efforts to share hand-on science activities with young children. Josyula says, “I enjoyed working with the kids and they also seemed to have a great time exploring science.”

Read Archana's Story. | Read More Stories.

Why Volunteer?

As chemists, we help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. But not everyone knows that. By becoming a Chemistry Ambassador, you can help educate people about the importance of chemists and chemistry, while taking part in community activities that are engaging and fulfilling for you on your own time schedule. More »

Connect & Contact

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ACS Volunteers Are Social

Get on social media to share and promote chemistry and its importance to children, your community, lawmakers and others. Use the hashtag #ACSVolunteers.
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