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​Make Things Happen, Engage in APS

APS members who are looking for exceptional experiences that have the potential to enhance both the science of plant pathology as well as their personal leadership and networking skills should consider engaging with APS as a volunteer for a board, office, or committee.

What level of commitment is necessary?

Volunteer positions can range in scope from short, focused projects for a couple of months to longer positions with a maximum of a three-year term, which is typically renewable. Volunteers may also attend and participate in their specific meetings held each year at the APS Annual Meeting.

What are APS​ volunteers currently working on?

Committees provide a mechanism by which the diverse views of plant pathologists can be considered. You can select from subject-matter-focused committees or general policy committees. Board and offices are working on a variety of activities from outreach and education to public policy.

Check out the committee webpage or the APS leadership listing.

How do I become involved?

If you want to start with a committee position, volunteer by contacting the chair of the committee that interests you, or if you will be at the annual meeting, attend the committee meeting in which you are interested.

You can​ also visit the current volunteer openings listing for opportunities or consider one of the following unique opportunities:

Who is currently involved?

More than 1,300 APS members volunteer every year to develop program content, review manuscripts, initiate outreach activities, increase plant pathology funding, keep members informed, support the science and make things happen.