Become a Member Leader

April 28, 2021

Volunteering is Your Pathway to Leadership

How to Get Started: Member Profile

Interested in becoming an Endocrine Society volunteer? Please login and update your Get Involved interest form and select the opportunities that pique your interest. You will be contacted by Endocrine Society directly should a volunteer match become available.

Stepping up as a volunteer leader will help you expand your network, strengthen your leadership and professional skills, and contribute to our mission of uniting, leading, and growing the global endocrine community. As an exclusive benefit to members, volunteering for the Society also is a way to give back and influence the future of the field. Our task forces, committees, and working groups are comprised of members and staff committed to advancing endocrine research and practice. By participating in one of these groups, you will work on initiatives that impact our members, practitioners, and patients worldwide.

View our current groups below and learn how you can contribute to the Society’s strategic priorities.

Task Forces and Working Groups

  • Communities of Practice Working Group | Roster
  • Diabetes Training for Primary Care Task Force | Roster
  • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC) Advisory Group | Roster
  • Innovative Models of Care in Diabetes Task Force | Roster
  • New Clinical Product Working Group | Roster
  • Endocrine Board Review Faculty Group | Roster
  • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Criteria Advisory Task Forces | Roster
  • Endocrine Self-Assessment Program Faculty | Roster
  • Fellows Training Series Steering Group | Roster
  • Hypoglycemia Prevention Initiative Group | Roster
  • ITE Steering Group | Roster
  • Pediatric Endocrine Self-Assessment Program Faculty | Roster
  • Research Guides Writing Group
    Roster 1 | Roster 2

Committees

  • Advocacy and Public Outreach Core Committee | Roster
  • Annual Meeting Steering Committee | Roster
  • Clinical Affairs Core Committee | Roster
  • Clinical Endocrine Education Committee | Roster
  • Clinical Endocrinology Update Steering Committee | Roster
  • Clinical Guidelines Committee | Roster
  • Committee on Diversity and Inclusion | Roster
  • Finance and Audit Committee | Roster
  • Hormone Health Network Committee | Roster
  • Laureate Awards Committee | Roster
  • Nominating Committee | Roster
  • Publications Core Committee | Roster
  • Quality Improvement Subcommittee | Roster
  • Research Affairs Core Committee | Roster
  • Scientific Statement Subcommittee | Roster
  • Special Programs Committee | Roster
  • Trainee and Career Development Core Committee | Roster


Opportunities With You in Mind

Volunteer TestimonialYou can contribute in various ways, each with a different strategic focus, outcomes, and time commitment. This flexibility allows you to identify your preferences and work on opportunities that best suit your interest, availability, and expertise.

In addition to serving on work groups, task forces, and committees, you can also choose to participate in “one-time” activities that help propel our work forward. These activities include reviewing abstracts, participating in surveys and research, and reviewing and providing expert opinions on scientific and clinical resources. We want you to take advantage of opportunities that are both rewarding and fit into your busy schedule.


Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How do I apply to become a member leader?
    Complete the volunteer profile.

  • What happens when I complete my profile?
    Upon receiving your profile, we will review the available opportunities with your answers and look to match you with a suitable placement. If you are interested in committee work, your name will be considered by the President-Elect during the committee appointment process, which typically occurs each fall. Your profile is tied to your endocrine.org account, which allows us to access your preferences as new opportunities emerge. You can change the information on your profile at any time by logging into your endocrine.org account.

  • How do I change/add to my volunteer interests and availability? 
    Yes, go to ‘Manage my Account’, then ‘Account links.’ The volunteer form can be edited to reflect your new interests.  

  • Does filling out the Volunteer form guarantee volunteer placement?
    While we aim to maximize volunteer placements, slots for individual volunteer roles are limited each year. Many opportunities recur annually, therefore if you are not placed in your role of choice this year, there are often future opportunities.  

  • What other information should I provide to help receive a volunteer placement more quickly?  
    Please go to ‘Manage your Account’ on endocrine.org. On the ‘My Account Links’ side panel, select Professional Profile and insert your professional interest areas and upload a CV. This will allow us to match you to an opportunity that matches your expertise.  

  • What is the typical time commitment?
    We have many opportunities across the Society, all of which require differing time commitments. Upon completing your profile, you may indicate the amount of time you’d like to commit to opportunities (1-3 years, <6 months, a few hours, etc.). This will allow us to identify opportunities that fit with your schedule.

  • What is the difference between a long-term and short-term volunteer opportunity? 
    A short-term volunteer opportunity has a time commitment that is under a year. It generally does not require commitment to a task force or committee therefore can be more flexible. There are one-time opportunities as well as ongoing projects that last several months.  Examples of a short-term opportunity are participating in a hill day congressional visit or reviewing abstracts.

    A long-term volunteer opportunity lasts 2+ years and may require a greater time commitment over the course of that period.  Most committees fall under this category.  The nominations process begins after ENDO. Other examples of these types of opportunities include serving on a journal editorial board or Special Interest Group.  

  • What support are volunteers provided?
    Upon placement, we will work with you to assist with any questions and needs as they arise. Member groups which require travel and/or reimbursements—such as committees—will be provided access to MacNair Travel Management, a reimbursement form, and hotel reservations. To learn more, please see our Committee Information Resource Page.

  • Where can I learn more about Society committee service?
    Please visit our complete FAQ on committee service
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Member Leader Spotlight

Maigen Bethea
Maigen Bethea—a recent PhD graduate and FLARE alumna—has made many contributions to the Endocrine Society since joining in 2017. As part of her role on the Trainee and Career Development Core Committee (TCDCC), Maigen substantially contributed to the revitalization of the Early Career Forum and Career Development Workshop programming. Despite being the most junior person on the committee, she was not afraid to share her ideas. In addition to her work on TCDCC, Maigen currently serves on the Society’s Early Career Special Interest Group Steering Group which helps develop activities and events that will benefit the Endocrine Society’s Early Career members. We thank you Dr. Bethea for your dedication and contributions to the Society.

Maigen Bethea—a recent PhD graduate and FLARE alumna—has made many contributions to the Endocrine Society since joining in 2017. As part of her role on the Trainee and Career Development Core Committee (TCDCC), Maigen substantially contributed to the revitalization of the Early Career Forum and Career Development Workshop programming. Despite being the most junior person on the committee, she was not afraid to share her ideas. In addition to her work on TCDCC, Maigen currently serves on the Society’s Early Career Special Interest Group Steering Group which helps develop activities and events that will benefit the Endocrine Society’s Early Career members. We thank you Dr. Bethea for your dedication and contributions to the Society.

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