Volunteer Opportunities

The Optical Society's (OSA) community of more than 432,000  scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs fuel discoveries and shape real-life applications in the science of light. But that is just part of the story. OSA volunteers help build the Society and advance the optics and photonics community. 

Get Involved

Volunteers can serve as reviewers for one of OSA’s publications, help to organize OSA meetings and conferences by serving on organizing committees, engage with one of our Technical Groups and much more. From small, discrete tasks to long term dedicated roles, the Get Involved page can walk you through a variety of ways to be involved with the Society. Learn how you can contribute your time and expertise to advance the field and train the next generation of scientists!

Update Your Profile

You can also update your personal profile to indicate your interests. Simply log into your account (visit the help center for any questions) and update the participation tab on your profile. 

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.