ALA Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to involvement in your local chapter, have you considered becoming more involved at the international level? ALA occasionally seeks individuals to serve in a variety of volunteer roles.

ALA Volunteers
Interested in serving on an ALA Committee or Project Team?

ALA has streamlined its volunteer selection process and, as a result, no longer requires a lengthy volunteer application be completed. Additionally, ALA no longer conducts robust due diligence research on committee and/or project team applicants. Interested individuals can expect to participate in a brief applicant interview during which they will discuss committee/project team activities and volunteer expectations with current committee/project team leaders.

Members interested in serving in a volunteer role are encouraged to update their member profile. To do so, navigate to the My Account button in the upper right corner of this page, and select Account Details. Once there, navigate to the Share My Expertise tab and make the appropriate selections based on your interests. Be sure to click save at the bottom of the page before navigating away. ALA Headquarters staff will reach out to prospective volunteers based on the interests indicated in this area when volunteer opportunities arise.

Questions regarding the new process or volunteer service in general can be directed to

Note: Service on ALA committees and/or project teams is open to ALA members, business partners or other interested parties whose knowledge, skills, and expertise are deemed useful to a specific project. Non-members interested in serving as a volunteer should reach out to for additional guidance. 

Leadership Opportunities

Standing Committees

Conferences & Retreats