How to Make a Difference

There are many ways to get involved through your local section, or local community.

If you have questions or would like to share any ideas you have with the ACS Senior Chemists Committee, please send an email to

Help the Next Generation

  • Go to elementary schools and give presentations and demonstration shows using materials from
  • Establish a section-run mentor program for middle and high school students
  • Team up with high school chemistry club members during ACS outreach events
  • Contact a local Big Brothers Big Sisters organization to share chemistry with children
  • Team up with local after school programs


Give Career Advice


Share Your Expertise


Support the ACS Mission

  • Serve on a national ACS committee or task force
  • Support an ACS Technical Division
  • Review materials as service to an ACS publication like ChemMatters or inChemistry


Get Involved in Your Local Community

  • Visit AARP to find local community service opportunities by ZIP code
  • National Senior Service Corps – A national network of projects to match older volunteers with opportunities in their communities


Data and Facts on Volunteerism and Aging