Become a Member Leader

Benefits of Volunteering

Becoming a member leader will help you expand your professional network, strengthen your leadership and professional skills, and contribute to our mission of uniting, leading, and growing the global endocrine community. As benefit available exclusively to members, it’s also a way to give back and to influence the future of the field.

Anne Cappola, MD, ScM

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.

Opportunities with You in Mind

Volunteer opportunities vary in time commitment, strategic focus, and desired outcomes. 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.


Member Profile

Each member is asked to complete a volunteer profile so that we can match available opportunities to your specific interests and expertise.

Complete your Volunteer Profile today.


Current Groups

Our current member volunteer groups can be found below and provide examples of ways in which volunteers can contribute to the Society.

Work Groups

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Task Forces

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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 Subcommittee | Roster
  • Committee on Diversity and Inclusion | Roster
  • Committee on Governance Affairs | 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 and Educational Programs Core Committee | Roster
  • Special Programs Committee | Roster
  • Trainee and Career Development Core Committee | Roster


Volunteer Spotlight

Anne Cappola, MD, ScM Ruth Keri, PhD

Without dedicated volunteers, accomplishing our goals would not be possible. The basic and clinical research communities are an important part of our Society. As we implement SP4 and look to create greater value for these members and enter the next year of our committee transition process, we wanted to say "thank you" to Research Affairs Core Committee (RACC) co-chairs Anne Cappola, MD, ScM, and Ruth Keri, PhD for extending their three-year co-chair roles to work with RACC over the last year to ensure that their activities support the priorities of SP4.

They also have worked with staff to devote a significant amount of time during RACC’s October meeting to identifying the unique role that our Society can play in supporting the research community. During the meeting, RACC discussed the most important things we can do to reinforce that our Society is their professional home, identified areas of emerging science for our Society to champion, and suggested additional tools/resources we can create to fill unmet needs. Thank you to Drs. Cappola and Keri for their dedication to the research community and our Society!


Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How do I apply to become a member leader?
    Complete a volunteer profile using your endocrine.org username and password.
  • What happens once I apply to become a volunteer?
    Upon receiving your volunteer profile, we will review the available volunteer 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 volunteer 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 volunteer profile at any time by logging into your endocrine.org account.
  • What is the typical time commitment?
    We have many volunteer opportunities across the Society, all of which require differing time commitments. Upon completing your volunteer profile, you may indicate the amount of time you’d like to commit to volunteer opportunities (1-3 years, <6 months, a few hours, etc.). This will allow us to identify opportunities that fit with your schedule.
  • 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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