Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition - A dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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.

General Volunteer Opportunities

  • Education – Webinars, podcasts, continuing education for SCAN programs
  • Website – SCAN resources and website update, Student Corner, writing, editing
  • Membership - mentoring program, volunteer coordination, communications
  • Partnerships - assisting with SCAN’s partnership efforts
  • Communications - marketing, public relations, editing, writing
  • Publications - writing, editing, managing for SCAN’S PULSE, subunit newsletters, or Fact Sheets
  • Symposium - planning & organizing committee, on-site assistance

Current Opportunities

Education Coordinator

Synthesize and integrate SCAN educational initiatives into cohesive “learning paths” that will enable SCAN members to navigate resources and facilitate efforts of communications volunteers to effectively promote educational offerings. This Coordinator is a collaborative role, working with Subunit, Pulse, and Symposium leaders as they establish priorities, providing regular communication with the volunteers in member services, communications, and events-planning, and with SCAN office staff. A candidate for this position should be an active member of SCAN for three+ years, have successfully completed one or more prior SCAN or Academy volunteer positions, be a self-starter, have excellent communication skills, have the ability to collaborate with a revolving and diverse pool of volunteers using multiple modes of communication, be a self-starter, and have continuing education development and/or evaluation experience.


SD-USA Subunit

The SD-USA 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 found below. 
 

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 below.


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!

 

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: