Volunteer with IFT Volunteering with IFT is more than getting involved. It’s about learning, collaborating, and supporting a global community passionate about the science of food.

IFT thrives because of the input and thought leadership of members like you, and we are eager to connect you with a meaningful volunteer role. Consider getting involved to help shape scientific programming, recognize leaders by serving as an award juror, or change the life of an aspiring food scientist by awarding scholarships.

If you are interested in a one time, short-term, or a longer-term commitment, there are a variety of opportunities to make an impact.

Learn more about IFT volunteers making an impact!

Various opportunities will be posted throughout the year.

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Top 3 reasons why IFT members volunteer:
  • Expand professional and personal network
  • Develop leadership and communication skills
  • Contribute to the profession


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Contact Kate Dockins
Vice President, Volunteer Leadership Development
Executive Director, Feeding Tomorrow

Contact Shannon Conkright
Manager, Volunteer Leadership Development and Recognition