Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER?

Volunteering provides opportunities to network with SCAN members and helps SCAN progress and prosper. Volunteers are needed for small and large projects.  In order to match your interests with a position, we need to learn more about you. Please review the following information on areas for which we may be seeking volunteer help.  There is a range of opportunities in terms of marketing your abilities, developing skills, networking, mentoring, and being mentored. This is your opportunity to make a difference, have influence, enhance your career, and support your colleagues.

IMMEDIATE OPPORTUNITIES

Education Coordinator
The SCAN Education Coordinator position synthesizes and integrates SCAN educational initiatives into cohesive “Learning Paths” that help SCAN members to better navigate resources and benefits, while also enabling Communications volunteers to effectively promote educational offerings. The Education Coordinator manages the execution of all virtual learning opportunities. This Coordinator position is a collaborative role, working with Subunit, Member Services, and Events Directors, as well as SCAN office staff, as they establish priorities and deliver virtual and in-person events (when allowable). For a full job description please click here. If you would like to apply please complete the application form here. (application deadline 9/28)


Volunteer Coordinator
The SCAN Volunteer Coordinator position coordinates engagement, recruitment, placement, and recognition of volunteers.
Communicate regularly with Member Services Director, Events Director, and Subunit Directors to understand volunteer needs, encourage strong, written project and position descriptions, and ensure appropriate volunteer placements. Coordinate volunteer recruitment with SCAN Communications Team. For a full job description please click here. If you would like to apply please complete the application form here. (application deadline 9/28)


Sports Performance Subunit

The Sports Performance Subunit is entering year 2 of our Expanding the Arena Initiative, launching podcasts, publishing several new fact sheets, and continuing to collaborate with our external partners such as the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (PINES). None of this can happen, however, without help from our amazing volunteers. We need you! Please complete the SCAN volunteer form here
 

SCAN-Athletes in the Arts Partnership

SCAN now has an official partnership with Athletes in the Arts (an ACSM initiative). This ties in with our Expanding the Arena Initiative by promoting opportunities for sports dietitians to work with performing artists. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in developing this partnership. Sign up by completing the SCAN volunteer form found here.


SCAN-NATA 

The SCAN-NATA Committee has developed a PowerPoint presentation that highlights the collaborative working relationship of sports RDNs and certified athletic trainers (ATCs). Any SCAN member can apply to offer this presentation at any NATA-approved provider program. SCAN benefits from increased exposure, NATA members benefit by connecting with a local nutrition expert, and you can benefit from potential referrals and an honorarium. Visit https://www.scandpg.org/sports-nutrition/working-with-a-sports-nutritionist/promoting-a-sports-dietitian/ for more information.


"Research Digest" Contributor

The “Research Digest,” which appears in each issue of SCAN’S PULSE, provides summaries of published papers relating to all of SCAN’s practice areas: nutrition for sports and physical activity, cardiovascular health, wellness, and disordered eating and eating disorders. You can contribute to the “Research Digest” by volunteering to abstract a recently published study on any of the above practice areas. For details on this opportunity, contact Kary Woodruff, MS, RD, CSSD, co-editor of “Research Digest,” at kary.woodruff@health.utah.edu. Become a contributor to PULSE!

GENERAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Continuing Education planning or development
  • Website design, management, updating
  • Volunteer coordination
  • Mentoring
  • Member Survey
  • Partnerships with External Organizations and Sponsors
  • Communications/Public Relations
  • Public Policy/Legislation/Professional Advocacy
  • Writing for or working on newsletters (we will request a writing sample)
  • Editing
  • Symposium (students only; list available days and times in "Other" below)
  • Ad hoc duties, helping as needed

VOLUNTEER FORM

CLICK HERE to fill out the SCAN volunteer form in order to start volunteering for SCAN.

EVALUATION FORMS

Evaluations will remain confidential; only shared with the SCAN office, SCAN Chair, and Director of Volunteer Coordination.

Click the links below to download the appropriate evaluation forms:

Volunteers and Project Leads, use the following upload function to submit your evaluation forms.  Please rename forms using the following format:

"Volunteer Evaluation_[Volunteer Name]_[Project Lead Name]_[Your Initials]"

Once you have completed your evaluation forms, click the "Upload" button below in order to submit them to the SCAN office.  Once your forms have been successfully uploaded, you will receive a message stating "Your evaluation was uploaded successfully!"

Evaluation: