Volunteer for a Board or Committee

If you would like to volunteer your time to Society initiatives and programs, please review the following information.

Some committees and boards have specific requirements of those who serve on them (for example, one must be a CCM to serve on the Board of Certified Consulting Meteorologists). If you want to learn more about a service on a particular committee or board, you can either contact the chair (using the listing of committee and board members and their contact information) or the commissioner of the commission in which that committee or board resides. The commissions with boards and committees are listed below, with links to the contact information of the commission:

Additional committees can be found under:


Your application will be provided to the commissioners as they begin making appointments for the committees and boards of their commission. Please note that most appointments are made in the fall for terms that begin in January, so you may not hear anything for some time after submitting this form. Also note that great effort is put into maintaining balance on committees and boards in terms of sector, discipline, etc., so you may not be used on a specific committee or board immediately.


Volunteer Opportunities

  • Image of Board Member: Board on Broadcast Meteorology

    • Evaluating weathercast submissions for CBM applicants • Assisting with the Conference on Broadcast Meteorology • Selecting AMS June Bacon-Bercey Award winners • Participating in quarterly virtual ...

     09-01-2021  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Committee Member: AMS Atmospheric Electricity STAC

    Help organize the biannual AMS Conference on Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data, including coordinating the sessions, reviewing abstracts, and organizing awards. Contribute to official committee ...

     12-01-2021  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Student Committee Member: Climate Variability and Change

    We seek student members to serve on the AMS Climate Variability and Change Committee. The weather, water, and climate enterprise is incredibly important to society. Our work requires tremendous coordination, ...

     01-01-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Committee Member: Station Scientist Committee

    -the average term is for 3 years, although we do have a few “veteran” members that have opted to stay longer (because it is so much fun!) -The Station Scientist Committee is dedicated to fostering a greater ...

     01-01-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Student Board Member: Board on Higher Education

    Student members on the Board of Higher Education serve as the voice of the students to help the Board improve higher education in the atmospheric sciences. The individual must be an atmospheric science, ...

     01-01-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Committee Member: Committee on Hydrology

    We have an opening for a professional hydrometeorologist/hydrologist who is an AMS member and wants to serve further on a STAC committee related to their field. The AMS Hydrology Committee is a diverse ...

     01-01-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Committee Member: Local Chapter Affairs Committee

    The AMS Local Chapter Affairs Committee (LCAC) is looking for motivated applicants to become our newest members for 2022.  LCAC members are comprised of the diversity that is the American Meteorological ...

     01-01-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Board Member: Board for Operational Government Meteorologists (CPROF BOGM)

    The AMS Board for Operational Government Meteorologists is seeking a regular board member to start in January 2022. For more info about the work the board does, please see on the link provided: https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/cprof/boards/board-for-operational-government-meteorologists/terms-of-reference/ ...

     01-01-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Board Member: Board on Enterprise Communication (BEC)

    Planning the AMS Summer Community Meeting, and related activities throughout the year, with the goal of promoting communication across the public-academic-commercial sectors of the weather, water, and ...

     01-01-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Committee Member: Weather Analysis & Forecasting (STAC WAF)

    Weather Analysis and Forecasting is seeking a member to join the committee. Learn more about what we do here: https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/stac/committees/committee-on-weather-analysis-and-forecasting/terms-of-reference/ ...

     01-01-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Board Member: Board of Certified Consulting Meteorologists

    The weather, water, and climate enterprise is incredibly important to society. Our work requires tremendous coordination, commitment, and collaboration between tens of thousands of people, all of whom ...

     01-01-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Board Member: Board on Atmospheric Biogeosciences

    The board’s focus is on the interactions between the biosphere and atmosphere, specifically how living organisms impact and are impacted by atmospheric processes. Members of the Board advise the Society ...

     01-01-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Board Member: Board on Higher Education

    Serve on a variety of committees within the Board on Higher Education. All committees serve the same goal of improving higher education in the atmospheric sciences. The weather, water, and climate enterprise ...

     01-01-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Committee Member: AMS Committee on Radio Frequency Allocations

    The AMS Committee on Radio Frequency Allocations is seeking new members for a three-year term interested in spectrum matters at the unique intersection of policy, meteorology/oceanography, and engineering. ...

     01-01-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Committee Member: Committee on Effective Communication of Weather and Climate Information

    Committee on Effective Communication of Weather and Climate Information works to promote effective and open communication on weather and climate information.  The weather, water, and climate enterprise ...

     01-01-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Committee Member: AMS Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification Committee

    STAC committee is seeking a new Committee Member to Participate in 1-2 committee meetings per year; coordinate/guide activities and/or development of statements for the AMS planned and inadvertent weather ...

     01-01-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Board Member: Board on Community Service

    Participate in a board that has created and manages opportunities for AMS members to serve the international academic community, and US local governments.

     01-15-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Committee Member: Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones Committee

    Committee members participate in planning for two meetings, the biennial Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology and the Symposium on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones at the AMS Annual ...

     02-01-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Board Member: Board on Membership
    Volunteer Opportunity

    The Board on Membership works with AMS Staff to identify and support strategies for growth in AMS Membership. The Board meets monthly and occasionally holds joint meetings with other relevant AMS Boards ...

     02-01-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)

  • Image of Board Member: Board on Societal Impacts

    Help us integrate social, physical, and operational sciences for the AMS. Our Board is responsible for integrating social, physical, and operational sciences to benefit society. We are looking for AMS ...

     06-01-2022  |  Larger Project (up to 100 hours total)