Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society

We are a dynamic and visionary organization committed to improving people’s lives in our community through the transforming power of chemistry.  We strive to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please consider giving of your time and talent for our local section. Feel free to contact any of the current officers to indicate your interest.

Some specific volunteer needs are listed below.

National Chemistry Week (NCW) Committee: This team coordinates our public outreach programs in celebration of National Chemistry Week (October of each year). We usually support a community access TV interview and cosponsor a hands-on Chemistry Day program for youth and their families at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum (KVM). The Chemistry Day event depends upon excellent help from the KVM staff and dozens of our dedicated ACS members, local teachers and students, who teach and guide participants through the activities on Chemistry Day. The NCW committee gets things started each year and keeps it organized. Contact Lydia Hines for a more detailed list of duties.

Section Archivist: If you are interested in history and like to organize and write, we would love to talk to you about updating our Local Section History (which now goes only through 1981). Contact Lydia Hines to discuss.