Volunteers move the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) forward. Whether you sit on the Board of Trustees or you provide educational content during a conference, your dedication to the association is an integral piece in developing initiatives and instituting activities to move the association forward. In addition to being an integral piece in the association, you will grow your skillset, find, or become a mentor, and create lifelong relationships with your peers.

No matter what position in foodservice you are in, you are encouraged to explore your volunteer opportunities with NACUFS and grow professionally, and personally.

Become an Association Leader

Great leaders inspire and NACUFS, as an association and as an employer, relies upon this inspiration to cultivate the varied and changing needs of our members and staff. Become a part of the leadership at either the regional or national level.

Become a Committee or Task Force Member

The programs and services available to members are brought to life by talented volunteers who serve on either a committee or task force. Committees include learning, marketing and communications, and membership. Task forces include the National Conference, Spring Conferences, and the Industry Advisory Task Force. Become a part of a committee or task force and put your talents to use.

Short-term Opportunities

NACUFS is always looking for subject matter experts. Consider the following opportunities to share strategies and insights on current challenges and emerging trends.

  • Become a contributing author for NACUFS' magazine, Campus Dining Today®. For a list of upcoming topics, view the editorial calendar.
  • Have a topic you would like to share your knowledge on? NACUFS has many ways you can share - whether you prefer to present, record a video, or write. Contact .
  • Is there a pressing topic in the industry you would like to have a candid question and answer conversation about with your peers? Let us know your thoughts and we can work together to create a Virtual Town Hall.
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  • NACUFS is looking for energetic and knowledgeable speakers with the expertise to deliver relevant and high-quality learning content at a variety of conferences and events. Contact education@NACUFS.org
  • Are you a chef looking to become involved in NACUFS? To submit your interest, email events@nacufs.org




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