In addition to the specific positions listed below, ISSP members are always encouraged to get involved with any of the existing ISSP committees.  Involvement in a committee allows you to meet other ISSP members and contribute to the sustainability field.

If you're interested in any of the following positions, just click the volunteer button and fill out our Volunteer Interest Form. If you have any questions, please contact us at


Volunteer Coordinating Committee Member

As ISSP is mostly a volunteer-driven organization, it is important to effectively manage the member volunteers. The purpose of this committee is to manage the volunteer program - promoting volunteer opportunities, matching interested members with available opportunities, and celebrating the contributions of the volunteers. Duties of Volunteer Committee members include:
  • Assist with volunteer recruitment
  • Plan and execute volunteer recognition events
  • Ensure program documentation and website information remains up to date and relevant
  • Estimated Time Commitment - 3-4 hrs/month 

Certification Outreach Contributor

Expanding awareness of the ISSP credentials is paramount to the goals of the ISSP Certification program. Certification Outreach Contributors help us reach a wider audience of industries and professionals through presentations that feature credential holders themselves speaking about the value the credentials bring to individuals and their careers. Responsibilities include:
  • Creating and improving presentation content
  • Giving testimonials about the value of your credential to you and your organization
  • Identifying associations and trade groups or other targeted audiences to present to
  • Serving as panelists for online and in-person presentations
  • Getting the word out to your networks and colleagues about upcoming presentations

Candidates must be ISSP-SA or ISSP-CSP credential holders. Time commitment: 3-4 hrs/month, minimum 3 months 


Membership Committee Volunteer

The Membership Committee works to engage ISSP members and sponsors in ISSP activities by increasing membership, improving member retention, supporting ISSP Chapters, and identifying ways to improve the benefits that ISSP offers to its members. The Committee is looking for volunteers to commit 5-10 hours per month and assist with the following projects:
  • Evaluate pilot and select platform or develop specification for custom site for member-to-member social media interactions
  • Conduct targeted outreach to promote ISSP to high value organizations
  • Create system to more easily identify members by geography for those wanting to start a local chapter or connect locally to members

Resources Repository Committee Co-Chair

Co-Chairs will lead a team of three to five volunteers in building a high-quality repository of resources that supports ISSP Members’ ability to succeed as Sustainability Professionals.
  • Commitment & Responsibilities: Responsible for meeting or exceeding Committee goals, Co-Chairs will commit approximately ten (10) hours per month to creating and executing a successful action plan.
  • Duties: Oversee three to five (3-5) volunteers; lead the procurement and curation of content; run meetings; and report on progress to ISSP’s Research & Resource Committee Chair.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must be ISSP members in good standing and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Sustainability Professional. Preference will be given to those applicants holding the ISSP-CSP credential.

Resources Repository Committee Member

Resources Repository Committee volunteers will work with a small team of peers to build a high-quality repository of resources that supports ISSP Members’ ability to succeed as Sustainability Professionals.
  • Commitment & Responsibilities: Responsible for actively contributing to the team’s success, volunteers will commit approximately five (5) hours each month to developing and executing the Committee’s agenda.
  • Duties: Engage with team at monthly meetings; procure and curate content.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must be ISSP members in good standing. Preference will be given to those applicants who hold either the ISSP-CSP or ISSP-SA credential.

Webinar Committee Member

ISSP’s Webinar Program provides high-quality content that is a key member benefit and provides ongoing professional development opportunities for members and other sustainability professionals. Duties of webinar committee members include:
  • Identify topics and presenters for future webinars
  • Contact presenters to confirm interest/appropriateness
  • Finalize webinar content and schedule the webinars in consultation with the ISSP Education Coordinator
  • Estimated Time Commitment - 4 hrs/month

New Member Ambassador

The ISSP New Member Ambassador Program allows longer-term ISSP members to welcome new members to ISSP; help them become familiar with ISSP’s mission, resources and member benefits; and facilitate networking among new and existing ISSP members in their region, including hosting occasional virtual meetings of ISSP members in their region.
  • Welcome 2-4 new ISSP members/month via email and phone/skype and answer any questions they might have, familiarize them with ISSP website and member benefits, and introduce them to other ISSP members in the region
  • Facilitate occasional (every 3-6 months) virtual meetings with ISSP members in your region
    • Participate quarterly in Ambassador Feedback meetings
  • Estimated Time Commitment:  2-4 hrs/month
  • Required Qualifications - ISSP member for at least 6 months