Outreach Volunteer of the Year Award

Award at a Glance

TypeAward
Recipient Volunteer
Category Community Recognition
Amount-
DeadlineDecember 15, 2024

Purpose

To recognize the immeasurable efforts made by ACS local section and international chapter volunteers who conduct outreach and teach the public about chemistry.

Description

ACS presents awardees with a small gift and a certificate during a meeting or event. Awardees are also recognized at the annual ChemLuminary Awards, on social media, and in a special article in Chemical & Engineering News.

Beginning in 2021, the ACS Committee on Community Activities (CCA) selects one VOTY awardee from a local section or international chapter to be named the Global Outreach Volunteer of the Year. 

Eligibility

Volunteers are only eligible to be recognized once every five years. Members of CCA are not eligible for the Global Outreach Volunteer of the Year award if nominated or selected during their CCA service years.

Deadline

December 15, 2024 

How to Apply

Each ACS local section and international chapter can recognize one individual annually for demonstrating extraordinary outreach volunteer service. Chairs receive communications and access to the submission form in mid-October. Chairs may designate an alternate person to submit the volunteer of the year nomination.

Contact Information

outreach@acs.org

Related Opportunities

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  • Student Chapter Award Providing national recognition for ACS student chapters on the basis of their programs and activities.

  • ChemLuminary Awards Recognizing ACS Local Sections, Technical Divisions, Regional Meetings, and International Chemical Sciences Chapters for their work in promoting chemistry.