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SACES has a number of opportunities for volunteer leaders . Please note that some positions are needed only at particular times of the year while others are needed all year. The following are a list of opportunities to volunteer but this is not an exhaustive list. Please contact the person(s) listed below to volunteer for a particular activity. If you are unsure, please contact the SACES President with your preferences and s/he can forward you to the right person to get involved!

Committees & Interest Networks

We are always looking for committee and interest network members to help the leaders meet their goals. Reach out to the Chair listed on our website if there is a particular committee or interest network that appeals to you.


Each year, SACES puts out a call for reviewers to review conference proposals, awards, and research grants. If you have an interest in  reviewing any of these, look for the calls and/or check our website for more details. The calls for reviewers typically go out once a year led by the leader listed below:

  • Awards (July) - Awards Chair
  • Research Grants (July) - Past-President
  • Conference Proposals (December in regional conference years) - President-Elect-Elect


SACES conferences occur during even years and they are run completely by SACES volunteers. Our 2018 conference leadership and general volunteer opportunities have been filled. Please check back here in early 2020 for conference volunteer opportunities for the 2020 conference.  You can also look at the opportunities above to get involved in SACES before then!
  • Conference Co-Chair - oversee all site-related logistics including meals and receptions. Co-chairs this committee with the President and may include other members as appointed by the President and/or Executive Committee. The Past-Past-President serves as a mentor (time intensive for a full year Oct-Nov). 
  • Program Coordinator  - issues call for proposals and reviewers, select and schedule programs, create conference program book. Co-chairs this committee with the President-Elect.  The Past-President serves as a mentor (time intensive Dec-Oct).
  • Registration Co-Coordinators - announce deadlines, address member questions, manage registrations, prepare name tags, and oversee the onsite registration booth during the conference. The Treasurer  serves as a mentor to this committee (time intensive May-Oct).
  • Site Coordinator - typically from the conference site area, serves as the local liaison to assist conference chair with resources including projectors and screens for the conference, provide overview of local transportation and things to do, assist in identifying the recipient for the empty plate donation. The President serves as a mentor to this committee (May-Oct)
  • Sponsor/Exhibitor Coordinator - market sponsor/exhibitor packages, coordinate advertisements for the program with the Conference Program Coordinator, ensure tables are set up for exhibitors, manage the sponsor/exhibitor relations. The President serves as a mentor to this committee (May-Oct)
  • Volunteer Co-Coordinators - identify volunteers, cover and monitor volunteer assignments during the conference (e.g., registration booth, sessions, luncheon/receptions, etc.).  The Conference Co-Chairs serve as mentors (Aug-Oct).
  • Continuing Education Coordinator - develop and oversee the process for tracking and providing CEU certificates to members who attend. The Program Co-Chairs serve as mentors (Aug-Dec).
  • Career-Connect Coordinators - responsible for the employer-employee relations postings (e.g., job openings and candidate resumes) and events during the conference (Aug-Oct).
  • Emerging Leaders Coordinator - issue call for emerging leaders, select and notify leaders, facilitate emerging leaders workshop The Past-President serves as a mentor (May-Oct)
  • Graduate Student Representative - Plan First Timers conference event and/or other graduate student events, assist Volunteer Coordinators with finding graduate student volunteers. The President serves as a mentor to this committee (May-Oct). 
  • General Volunteers - volunteers are needed to assist the President and conference coordinators during the conference (e.g., cover the registration booth, monitor sessions, collect tickets, monitor projectors, etc.). We will take small or large commitments of your time but volunteers who commit at least 10 hours of their conference time toward volunteer work may be eligible to receive a discounted conference rate. Contact the Volunteer Coordinators.

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