Volunteering on a committee can give you an edge throughout your career development and is a rewarding experience.

ARVO Committees

ARVO committee members are responsible for accurately sensing the environment, processing information and providing valuable guidance to the ARVO Board of Trustees.

There are 11 committees for which ARVO members can volunteer*:

(* members are appointed to the Finance Committee and are elected for service on the Annual Meeting Program Committee and International Chapter Affiliate Committee)

In addition to knowledge, skills and experience, consideration is given to appointing ARVO members who have not previously served on a committee and to broadening geographical and ethnic diversity and gender and Scientific Section parity. The typical term of service is three years of engaged participation. If you are then appointed by your committee members to serve as Chair, your term may be extended for another two years.

How to Apply - application period opens Dec. 2021
To be considered, please submit an online application consisting of an application statement, plus detail of past ARVO service and/or experience. It is recommended that individuals:

    • Pick one or two committees that speak to their interests
    • Invest time in each application
    • Make sure their member information is updated and accurate

Please note that ARVO receives a high volume of applications every year for about 35 committee openings. Providing full details in your application as well as having a complete ARVOConnect profile is helpful.

Applications will be accepted from Dec. 5, 2021 through Jan. 12, 2022. The ARVO President-elect will make appointments in February/March for the term beginning in May 2022 (additional details will be announced at a later date).

Diversity Considerations for ARVO Committees (video)

We invite you to learn more about volunteer and engagement opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact