Volunteers are essential to AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s mission of advancing food safety, food integrity, and public health.

By bringing together experts from industry, government and academia for managed collaboration, AOAC has become the global gold standard for rigorous methodology in analytical standards.

There are many ways to get involved, ranging from simply becoming a member or joining a subject matter community to developing standards through a working group or becoming a vetted Volunteer Expert.

AOAC Boards, governance, programmatic, and technical activities

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is a member-driven organization. Volunteers are essential to the fulfillment of our mission. Click below to view leadership opportunities in Boards, Committees, and Councils related to governance, programmatic, and technical programming.

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Science programs, forums, and working groups

AOAC consensus standards development programs are respected worldwide for their rigorous approach based on the collaborative efforts of experts from government, industry, and academia. Click below to view active science programs, forums, and working groups that offer volunteer opportunities.

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Volunteer Experts

AOAC Volunteer Experts are vetted and appointed through the Official Methods Board and serve as appointed volunteers in AOAC. This includes working in the AOAC Research Institute, administering services such as the AOAC Consulting Service reviewing and approving validation protocols, and in the Performance Tested MethodsSM program, reviewing and peer reviewing manuscripts. Training and orientation are required. Volunteer Experts are eligible to serve on relevant AOAC Expert Review Panels (ERPs).

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AOAC communities

AOAC’s active volunteer communities allow stakeholders to cross-pollinate ideas and stay abreast of the latest developments in their area of interest.

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