SIOP Volunteer System (SVS)

The SIOP Volunteer System (SVS)

Thanks for your interest in volunteering for a SIOP committee.  The SVS is where you can volunteer for SIOP committees that fit your interests, expertise and schedule. Here you will find SIOP's one-year term committee volunteer opportunities. Most committee members are recruited in May and June. (There are some exceptions.)

You must renew your SIOP dues before volunteering for a committee. All volunteers must use this system to sign up for committees including those who wish to continue serving on their current committee.  Your committee involvement becomes a part of your permanent record. The SVS is the method that SIOP utilizes to track SIOP volunteerism which could be useful in the future if you apply for awards and honors.

Every request to join a committee will be reviewed, and nobody will be overlooked in the selection process. Because some committees are more popular than others, you are urged to volunteer early, as the committee you really had your heart on being a part of may not have a position for you if you delay in volunteering.


A note to students: SIOP has over 4,000 Students and fewer than 30 committees that accept student volunteers due to the nature of their work. SIOP only permits a small number of Students to serve per committee (up to 25% of the committee's total membership.) If you are a student and were unable to get a position on a committee, SIOP has other opportunities for you to volunteer, particularly during our annual conference. 


How to volunteer:

  1. Login at the top of this page with your SIOP username and password
  2. Renew your dues if necessary.
  3. Update your account Demographics details. The more information you tell us about yourself, the more likely you will be chosen for a committee. Some Committee chairs are looking for specific expertise or experience so be sure to add your interest areas, a bio, resumé , a link to your LinkedIn profile, etc.
  4. Determine which committee(s) for which you want to volunteer. 
  5. Visit the SVS submission form (link is below)
  6. Select a committee
  7. Click Submit
  8. Wait for an email from the chair that you have been accepted.


That’s it! As soon as you submit your choices, each chair will will receive your request. Then, as soon as a chair makes a choice to accept or decline your request to volunteer, you will be notified by email.


Note: If you have already been accepted as a member of any Standing committee (or are continuing from the previous year), you will not be allowed to request to join another Standing committee, but you will be allowed to volunteer for an Ad Hoc or Awards committee, or a Task Force. Upon your acceptance, all other Standing Committee selections will be purged from the SVS. Any other requests that are for Ad Hoc committees, Awards subcommittees, or Task Forces will be left in the system. If you do not wish to be considered for another committee, please re-visit the SVS page and delete those entries.


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