Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society

Award at a Glance

Recipient Industry, K-12 Teacher, Faculty, Chemistry Professional, Volunteer, International
Category National Awards
Amount$5,000 + Expenses
DeadlineNovember 1, 2024


To recognize the volunteer efforts of individuals who have served the ACS, contributing significantly to the goals and objectives of the Society.


The award consists of $5,000, a certificate, and an inscription of the recipient’s name on a plaque displayed at ACS Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.


The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background. A nominee must have been a member of the ACS for at least 15 years and should have made significant contributions to the ACS.

The volunteerism to be recognized may comprise a variety of activities, including, but not limited to, the initiation or sponsorship of a singular endeavor, exemplary performance as a member or chair of a national ACS committee or as an elected division or local section officer, or outstanding service in a leadership role in regional meeting(s) or a local section. Past and present members of the ACS Board of Directors and staff are ineligible for the award.


November 1 (Annual Review)

How to Apply

The nomination period is open from July 1 to November 1 annually. Learn more about submitting a nomination for the ACS National Awards.


Sponsored by the American Chemical Society


The ACS Board of Directors established the award in 2001 with support from the ACS General Endowment Fund.

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2024 Volunteer Service Award Recipient V. Michael Mautino
2024 Recipient V. Michael Mautino (Center) is Presented with His Award by Mary K. Carroll, ACS President (Left), and Lisa Houston, ACS Board of Directors (Right)
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