Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

OSA offers its members many ways to get involved with the organization.  

Ad Hoc Projects

Occasionally ad hoc projects offer opportunities for involvement on a short term basis.  If you would like to volunteer for one of these assignments, please send a brief message with your areas of interest and expertise to Martha Paterson, Senior Director, Governance and Special Programs, at mpaterson@osa.org.

Industry Committees

There are several opportunities to volunteer in one of many OSA Industry Committees to suit your interest, level of effort and available time commitment. Committees range from leadership roles in the Industry Council to program development on one of several program committees to reviewers on award committees. If you would like more information on one of these committees please visit Industry Volunteer Opportunities for details  or send an email to industry@osa.org.

Member Advisory Network

The OSA Member Advisory Network is a global volunteer group that works exclusively online. Network members regularly provide feedback on existing and proposed member benefits. The Network has no in-person meetings and no term commitment; you may join or leave whenever you like. Member activities include providing feedback on activities and products aimed at improving OSA product and service offerings.

The time commitment for this volunteer activity is minimal, but the impact group members make is significant! Join today and share your feedback with OSA leadership and staff.


Serve as a reviewer for an OSA journal. If you are interested, please send a brief listing of your areas of expertise to OSA Publications at osa.boe@osa.org. A Publications staffer will follow up with you to complete a reviewer profile.

Technical Groups

OSA Technical Groups offer OSA Members valuable leadership and learning experiences, opportunities to expand their network and create lasting connections with peers. Each group relies on dedicated OSA Members to organize unique events for their community, including technical workshops, student tutorials, webinars and poster sessions. Members may join up to five technical groups and may volunteer to serve on the executive committee for their selected groups.