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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


RACI Podcast

The RACI Podcast is a new initiative launching in 2021. We're looking a team of 3-6 people to bring this project to life and deliver the first 12 months of stories.

Background The RACI exists to be the Australian voice for chemical scientists and to advance the professional interest of its members.


As part of its strategic plan, the RACI has established a podcast project to generate curiosity by giving access to Australian chemical sciences stories through podcasts that positively promote chemical sciences and careers. We have three roles we're looking for: 


  • Podcast Producer. Project manages the production and coordinates guest interviews.
  • Podcast Host. Planning and preparing episode topics, including research, writing and editing scripts and interview questions. Hosting and recording each episode. 
  • Podcast Editor. Oversees the development of story ideas and provides feedback, editing of podcast episodes and upload to the podcast delivery online platform. 
For further information, please email Michelle Jeavons, RACI Marketing Specialist. 


Closing date: 30 September 2020


NSW Branch Committee Nominations  2020/2021

We are now seeking nominations from RACI members for election to the NSW Branch committee for the 2020/2021 year, to serve until the AGM in 2021. There are a number of office-bearing positions:

  • Honorary Secretary
  • Honorary Treasurer
  • in addition to a number of positions for Committee members.

Please email the nomination form to the NSW Branch Coordinator.

Closing date: 2 pm, Thursday 14th October 2020.

WA Branch Committee Nominations 2020/2021

Nominations are invited for the following positions on the RACI Western Australian Branch Committee for the year 2020/2021:


A candidate for the Branch Committee must be nominated by two Corporate Members and indicate her/his willingness to accept office by signing as nominee on the nomination form. 

Nominations are also invited for the following Groups: Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Education for the positions of:  

  • Chair (Ex Officio Branch Committee member)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Committee Members
Nomination forms can be emailed to the WA Branch Coordinator.

Download the Nomination Form here.

Closing date: Friday 16th October 2020. 



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