Volunteer to be a Division Leader 

Help advance the science of food. Develop innovative programs or scientific content.  Establish yourself as a thought leader. Support and mentor future professionals.


Benefits of being a division leader or division volunteer

  • Expand your professional and personal network 
  • Develop leadership and communication skills 
  • Contribute to the profession 
  • Grow personally and professionally 
  • Establish meaningful connections and friendships
  • Influence the future of your discipline  

Divisions offer a variety of volunteer and leadership opportunities to their membership each year.  IFT members can join as many divisions as they would like and can add divisions via their IFT account.  Volunteer positions vary, but examples include participating as a webcast or podcast speaker or helping to plan that Division’s social event at the Annual Event. Leadership positions are determined by the respective division each spring for the following year.

NOTE: To become a division volunteer or leader, members must first join the division of interest.

IFT Divisions

Explore IFT Divisions

IFT’s 24 topic-based division interest groups are a great way to stay connected to your areas of interest and share expertise.

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Watch a Webcast

Division webcasts

IFT division volunteers share their expertise and knowledge through informative, thought-provoking, live and on-demand webcasts.

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