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Get Involved!

SGIM offers many opportunities for its members to get involved and stay connected. Below you will find information on available opportunities to help you stay engaged with your colleagues. 

Volunteer Now

Who Can Volunteer?

Anyone can volunteer at SGIM. It doesn’t matter if you are a full professor, resident, researcher, or a student--you can make a difference within the Society. Additionally, we encourage SGIM members who have volunteered in the past to apply for current available positions.  

SGIM continues its journey to becoming an anti-racist society that is committed to promoting and championing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a strategic priority. For all call for volunteer applications, we seek to ensure a diverse applicant pool that reflects our membership, and all applicants will be given equal consideration by a diverse panel of reviewers.

What Are the Requirements for Volunteering?

We ask that volunteer applicants be a current SGIM member or associate member. If you are currently not a member of SGIM, you can become a member within minutes! Learn more about SGIM's member benefits here

How Long is the Commitment?

Volunteer commitments vary depending on the volunteer opportunity. We currently have three categories of volunteer opportunities:

  • Term Volunteer Opportunities (2-3 years commitment)
     Committee and Commission members serve 3-year terms. Associate members serve two-year terms. 
  • Task Volunteer Opportunities (1 year or less commitment)
    ​Task-based volunteer opportunities are usually project specific and typically have a short term commitment of 6 months to a year, such as being a Peer Reviewer for Annual or Regional Meetings. 

  • Micro Volunteer Opportunities (6 months or less commitment)
    Micro volunteer opportunities are easy, quick, and low-commitment tasks or projects that allow members to contribute feedback or expertise and talent in small increments. These opportunities usually have a short term commitment of 1 hour - 6 months.  

Also, if you want to experience what it is like to volunteer with SGIM before committing to a full volunteer opportunity, consider joining an SGIM interest group. It is a great way to get involved in an area of interest to you while volunteering when your schedule allows. 


If you have questions about volunteer opportunities at SGIM, please contact Volunteer Services Team, at or 202.887.5150. 

Important Dates

October 31, 2023

The annual volunteer call for all committees and commissions is open.

February 16, 2024

The annual volunteer call for all committees and commissions closes.

April 10, 2024
Rolling notifications sent to volunteer
May 15-18, 2024
Volunteer group face-to-face meetings at the 2024 SGIM Annual Meeting.

Stay Connected with


GIMConnect, SGIM'S private social network, is your mechanism for communicating with your SGIM colleagues from anywhere in the world. 

Using GIMConnect you can:

  • Send important messages to particular volunteer groups, known as communities
  • Participate in progressive discussions with various volunteer groups 
  • Have access to a one stop shop for all your volunteer and SGIM communication needs 

Other Ways to Stay Connected

Attend SGIM Annual Meetings
Attend SGIM Regional Meetings
Contribute to an SGIM Publication