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Volunteer Today and Reap the Rewards for a Lifetime

By volunteering of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists you will not only add valuable experience to your resume but you will also build genuine, lasting relationships with friends and colleagues who are just as passionate about cosmetic science as you are!

Why Volunteer?

Our volunteers say you can:

  • Enhance leadership skills
  • Showcase thought leadership
  • Build a global network of peers
  • Increase personal/professional visibility
  • Learn more about the industry
  • Contribute to a passion project
  • Influence the future direction of SCC

What Opportunities are Available?

  • National Board of Directors (Vice President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Area Director)
  • Committees and Task Forces 
  • Other Special Projects (as needed)

National Board Service

Position Descriptions and Nomination Process

For information on time commitment, term limits, eligibility criteria, responsibilities, and duties, click on the position(s) of interest below. Board of Director self-nominations are accepted during the Spring of each year for the following year's service.

Accepting Applications May 6 - June 14, 2024 for National Board Service.

Get Involved!  

Watch 2022 SCC President Michelle Hines, PhD give an overview of volunteer opportunities with the SCC.

The deadline has passed for 2024 committee volunteer applications. We will open the 2025 committee volunteer application process during the 4th Quarter of 2024.


Committee and task force member information/expectations can be found here

Committee Service

Descriptions of Committee, Task Force & Advisory Group

Read below for information on responsibilities and time commitments for various committee service.

Achievement Awards Committee

This task force is responsible for administration and selection of the Society’s member achievement awards including the Maison G. deNavarre Medal Award; Robert A. Kramer Lifetime Service; SCC Merit Award; and Florence Wall Women in Cosmetic Chemistry Award.

Time Commitment/Level of Engagement: 
Low-Medium - Several virtual meetings throughout the year

Audit & Finance Committee 

This committee provides oversight of financial reporting; audit results; internal accounting controls; tax filings; and investment strategies of the organization.
Time Commitment/Level of Engagement:
Medium - Quarterly virtual meetings

Committee on Scientific Affairs    

This committee develops the scientific program for the annual meeting, including submitted abstract review and judging; recommends invited speakers/topics; judges student posters; and reviews/scores sessions and published Journal articles for various awards consideration.
Time Commitment/Level of Engagement:
High - Frequent virtual meetings throughout the year

Conduct & Disciplinary Action Committee

This task force convenes only as needed to review formal complaints charged against members; investigate facts and respond to complaints against SCC members who have allegedly violated the Society’s Bylaws, Policies and Procedures, or Code of Ethics; and recommend appropriate course(s) of action.    
Time Commitment/Level of Engagement:
Low - Virtual meetings as needed

Education Advisory Committee

This committee provides oversight of education activities of the Society; reviews and revises CEP course materials in support of the Society's strategic intiatives; recommends speakers, topics, and programs for inclusion in the education portfolio; and monitors latest trends/information regarding cosmetic science developments.    
Time Commitment/Level of Engagement:
Medium-High - Monthly virtual meetings throughout the year

Diversity & Inclusion Insights Committee

This committee develops and recommends strategies, programs, plans, resources, and courses of action to positively impact D&I within the society and the industry that we serve; includes sustaining relationships with HBCU's and other relevant organizations.    
Time Commitment/Level of Engagement:
Medium - Monthly virtual meetings throughout the year

Governance Committee

This task force convenes as needed to discuss and recommend changes to the policies and procedures, Bylaws, and Code of Ethics of the Society; reviews proposed changes to Chapter Bylaws; and recommends changes to Board consideration. 
Time Commitment/Level of Engagement:
Low-Medium - Several virtual meetings as needed

Journal Advisory Group

This committee provides direction, oversight, and recommended strategies for the development of our Journal of Cosmetic Science, including the review process, corrections and comments, and approval of publication for all papers submitted to the journal.
Time Commitment/Level of Engagement:
Medium-High - Quarterly virtual meetings

Membership Recruitment & Chapter Growth Committee

This committee considers changes to membership and chapter-related policies; interprets existing directives/policies; focuses on membership retention, engagement & growth; and identifies areas where new chapters may be viable.
Time Commitment/Level of Engagement:
Medium - Quarterly virtual meetings

NextGen Advisory Committee

This advisory group provides direction to and oversight of the NextGen activities of the Society; recommends programs and resources to engage the next generation of cosmetic chemists; and focuses on the education, mentoring, and networking needs of students and early careerists.
Time Commitment/Level of Engagement:
Medium - Quarterly virtual meetings