It’s National Volunteer Week (April 7–13) and the American Chemical Society (ACS) is honoring its dedicated members, as well as and chemistry enthusiasts everywhere, for their many acts of service advancing chemistry around the world.
Volunteers are the backbone of so many ACS programs and events. Their tireless gifts of time and talent make things like ACS events, local sections and technical divisions, high school chemistry clubs, National Chemistry Week, and Chemists Celebrate Earth Week possible. They’re also active in professional and student mentoring, and committee service, among other activities. None of these important initiatives would be possible with the dedicated work of volunteers.
Volunteers are an especially important part of the scientific publishing process. Volunteer reviewers make critical contributions to science by evaluating manuscripts. This helps ensure that every paper published in an ACS journal meets a high standard of scientific excellence.
ACS’s vision is improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry. But the ACS cannot do advance this cause alone. It’s through the support and involvement of our volunteers like you that ACS can live out that vision
That’s why during National Volunteer Week, your contributions hold special meaning. Because when the time came, you took action. Thank you so much for all that you do.