Volunteer Resources

Volunteers are the driving force behind every TMS activity, and their efforts are central to the success of TMS meetings, publications, professional development events, and other initiatives that benefit the materials community. 


Orientation Videos

Learn how to Navigate Your TMS Membership with this six-part video orientation series that will give you a comprehensive introduction to the Society, your member benefits, and the more advanced professional development opportunities that TMS offers.

Volunteer Opportunities

Learn about available volunteer opportunities with the society, from joining a TMS technical committee to contributing to journal plans and programming development. TMS has opportunities for involvement for individuals of all experience levels and interests.

Meet Our Volunteer Leaders

TMS is run by volunteer members at every level of the society. Meet our highest-level volunteer leaders—the TMS Board of Directors—and see how TMS volunteers hail from all sectors of the minerals, metals, and materials community.

Explore Divisions & Committees

If you want to volunteer with TMS, the best place to start is by joining a TMS technical committee. A complete list of TMS technical committees can be found in the Divisions & Committees section of this site.

TMS New Initiative/Project Proposal Form

TMS is a Society of great volunteer and staff enthusiasm, aspiration, and innovation. Volunteers and staff have many ideas for new initiatives and projects. Not all ideas can be pursued, however, as resources that are available beyond the support required for the Society’s many existing commitments are limited. Therefore, the Society employs the rigor of its governance structure and staff analysis to determine how to deploy available resources to the greatest common good and broadest positive impact. Completing this PDF form is the first step toward activating such analysis. 

Contact Us

Want to get involved with TMS? Contact the TMS Volunteerism Staff for more information on volunteer opportunities.

If you are interested in joining a TMS technical committee, please fill out the Technical Committee Interest Form and a TMS representative will follow up with you.