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Volunteering Opportunities

The RACI exists through the magnificent support of our volunteers. We have over 70 active committees spread over the Branches, Divisions, Groups and Board committees that are manned and run purely by volunteer members. And we'd love you to be involved.

The RACI operates with a small administrative staff to assist our army of volunteers deliver events and services to their 4000+ fellow members. We've been doing this for over 100 years and with our members help aim to do it for the next 100.


Why volunteer?


For our younger members just starting out on their career journey, it's an opportunity to gain experience, knowledge and networks whilst giving back to the chemical sciences community. 

For our longer serving members, volunteering is an avenue for those who wish to give something back to their community and to society in general. It is a great way to maintain contact with their networks and provides the opportunity to keep actively doing the things that have provided enjoyment and satisfaction throughout their career. 


Current Volunteering Opportunities


Mentors needed for the 2021 Mentoring Program - Closing 31 January 2021

Being a mentor is a such a rewarding experience and this year we have 80 mentees in the program across Australia – our largest program to date. We are still in need of 10 mentors across QLD, WA and VIC. To find out what is required of a mentor please download the brochure here and watch this video on our mentoring website page or on RACI Youtube channel here. In terms of a time commitment, we ask that mentors make a 12 month commitment to a 1hr per month meeting with their mentee.
We’re in need of the following mentors:

QLD: Female mentor needed. Outside academia. Not routine analytical. Pharma, Industry, R&D - if possible.
QLD: Female mentor needed. Academic. Ideally with outside business / entrepreneurship experience. Ideally in medicinal / biochem.
QLD: Needs a mentor in the business of science, finance, management, commercialisation, etc. Ideally, pharmaceutical.

VIC: Female mentor needed. Outside academia. Focus on developing good team skills. Pharma, Government, BD, Communications
VIC: Would be best suited to a mentor in consulting, IP, tech writing.
VIC: Male mentor needed. Ideally environmental consultant, but also management, commerce, finance.
VIC: Female mentor preferred. Industry and/or government sector doing research/consulting for environmental regulators. Anything with a mix of field/lab/computer based work would be ideal. Open to pursuing a post-doc position in an academic institution.
VIC: Female needed  Environmental, groundwater pollution, Commerce, Academic
VIC: Broad based mentor. Government, Industry, Academic

WA: Mentor needed for ECC. Focus on consulting, communications, tech writing, if possible. Also business dev.
Please send an email to the RACI Mentoring Program here with any questions or expressions of interest.

RACI Mentoring Program

Are you interested in becoming a mentor or mentee in the successful RACI Mentoring Program? 

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