By volunteering, members can deepen their engagement with ASCO and use their expertise to benefit the field of oncology. ASCO offers its member base a multitude of volunteer opportunities.
Committees and Volunteer Groups
ASCO committees and volunteer groups provide insights to the Society’s special activities and projects. Members serve on a rotating basis as volunteers on groups for which they have relevant experience. Groups take many forms, ranging from committees to task forces to working groups, and cover a plethora of ASCO initiatives, including, but not limited to
- Planning the Annual Meeting;
- Guiding government relations efforts;
- Advising on membership activities; and
- Selecting individuals for special awards.
Volunteer groups are open to all ASCO members.
ASCO Volunteer Corps
ASCO will launch the new ASCO Volunteer Corps at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting. ASCO’s current President, Dr. Donald F. Hayes, MD, FACP, FASCO, in conjunction with ASCO leadership, created the Volunteer Corps to expand the existing volunteer program, and engage the diverse perspectives across the ASCO membership to ensure that members interested in volunteering are able to find opportunities that fit their interest and available time commitment.
Examples of Volunteer Corps opportunities include:
- Providing member-user insight to existing and new technology solutions (websites, apps, etc.);
- Writing for the ACCO Daily News and ASCO Connection
- Reviewing manuscripts for ASCO’s Journals
The Volunteer Corps is open to all ASCO members.