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Get Involved — Become an IEEE Photonics Volunteer

Find the opportunity that best fits your interests!

We’re a volunteer-driven organization. We provide members with opportunities for professional growth and to create connections with peers with the same technical interests and for sharing collaboratively. Volunteering also allows students to get involved with new opportunities and develop technical, social, and academic skills that they may not learn in a classroom or lab environment. 

You can get involved in many ways. As a society, we publish journals, organize conferences, and support local chapter and student activities globally—all overseen by volunteers. We have various councils and outreach programs also seeking volunteer participation.

Volunteer Roles & Options

Pick an area that helps you strengthen your skillset and expand your network.

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Resources for Volunteers

Helpful tools to reference when planning an outreach event, designing promotional collateral, and/or developing an IEEE Photonics webpage.

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Get to Know Us Better

Attend a Chapter Meeting in Your Region.

Give Back to Support the Next Generation

Please Consider a Gift to the IEEE Photonics Fund and Support Our Members’ Outreach Work.

Drive Humanitarian Initiatives:

Leveraging photonic technologies to create a better world

Enhance STEM Education:

Providing pre-university STEM outreach and student travel grants

Champion Diversity and Inclusion:

Empowering women and underrepresented groups