The North Jersey Section is one of the largest sections of the American Chemical Society in the country. The vibrant programming and the year-round activities within our section are possible due to the many members volunteering their time and energy to the mission of our section. Volunteerism is crucial in championing Topical Groups, Communities, and the organization of Educational activities. New Volunteers are always needed to maintain the quality and quantity of programs serving it’s members “… this organization (North Jersey Section Inc., American Chemical Society) is committed to the advancement of chemistry and the promotion of chemical research… to the welfare of its members and to the advancement of chemical industry and chemical education within its jurisdiction, thereby fostering public welfare and education… adding to the material prosperity and happiness of our people.” Our sincere thanks if you are already a volunteer!

Thanks to the active members, NJACS sustains its vitality and growth as an organization committed to promoting chemical sciences and serving its members. Our annual reports are nothing but collages of the works of our committed volunteers, who are as compassionate about issues as the American Chemical Society.

As a North Jersey section volunteer, one has opportunities to develop event programming, serve on committees, voice one’s views at the National ACS meetings as a Councilor and NJACS Executive Committee meetings, organize a regional meeting (e.g., MARM), and have a chance to share one’s enthusiasm about chemistry and chemical sciences! These volunteer activities are also very educational in that one develops general skills in listening, finance, strategic thinking, leading, communicating ideas, persuasion, web design, time management, etc. NJACS embraces all the diversity of volunteerism and welcomes members to contribute to the section to the extent of their comfort level.

Therefore, we hope you will consider the opportunity to volunteer for the NJACS and work with the current section leadership to steer this section into the future. There are many ongoing efforts which can benefit from your participation.

If you have ideas and/or time to volunteer, don’t hesitate to contact the current chair of the section with areas of your interest; He/She will contact you shortly. On behalf of North Jersey ACS volunteers, The Executive Committee of North Jersey Section, Inc., American Chemical Society

Volunteer Opportunities

Note: Many volunteer opportunities exist at ACS, as well. Click these links to learn more:

Publicity Committee Volunteers Needed

  • Do you like to write?
  • Are you a photographer?
  • Do you like to play around with digital photos?
  • Would you like to talk to reporters?
  • Would you like to be on the radio, TV?

If so then we have a “job” for you.

The North Jersey Section is the largest local section in the nation and we are also the most active. We have meetings almost every day of the week from September to June.

We need volunteers who would have some time to spare to help with publicity. If you can’t do this, perhaps you have a spouse who has experience or teenager who is active on the school newspaper. For some of the open positions you don’t have to be a chemist, just a good writer or reporter.

Training for all of the positions below will be available. We will set up a training meeting for the team and the Assistant Publicity Chair should be available to go to Belmont in May to participate in the ACS Publicity Training.

Here are the positions:

  • Assistant Publicity Chair: Helps to coordinate the work of all the volunteers.
  • Photographer: Must be able to cover one or two meetings a month and photograph the program
  • Photo editor: Must be able to identify people in the photo and edit photos for the Indicator and the Web and also for publication in newspapers.
  • Radio and TV: Meeting announcement writer and contact person.
  • Phone contact person: Must be available during the day to make follow up phone calls to newspapers.
  • Writer: We need someone who can write stories about the human side of chemistry. These must be written so that they are ready to be published in weekly newspapers and magazines.

If you are interested please contact me:
Jeannette Brown
Publicity Chair

Please pass this message on to your topical groups and committees, and if you, or someone you know, would like to volunteer, please contact me, and I can provide further details.

Monica Sekharan
2014 Chair, NJACS