SPE Volunteers

From the SPE president, to committee members and lecturers, volunteers provide the leadership of
SPE for the benefit of other members and the industry.

Join us in shaping the future of SPE!

We are currently seeking dedicated members to volunteer for committee roles overseeing a range of programs and activities.

Your expertise and experience can directly influence the direction of SPE initiatives:

  • Contribute your talent to shape and enhance SPE programs and activities.
  • Engage with fellow members locally and globally, fostering valuable connections.
  • Develop and showcase your leadership abilities through active participation.

Discover the diverse range of volunteer opportunities available by visiting

The Benefits of Volunteering

  • Enhance your leadership skills.
  • Influence SPE programs and activities with your knowledge and experience.
  • Meet and work with other members near you and around the globe.
  • Contribute in your area of interest.
  • For more, read about these SPE members' volunteer experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of volunteer opportunities are available through SPE?

In addition to SPE committees, you will be able to apply for positions in which you will work as an individual for a set term (i.e. eMentor) and/or positions in which are task-based (i.e. survey respondent, PetroBowl℠ Competition timekeeper, etc.). All positions will include a description and estimated length of service, location (in person or online), and more.

How can I get involved with my local section and chapter?

You can continue to volunteer for your local section and community through the process already established by your section and chapter officers.

When can I expect to see new volunteer opportunities available?

Volunteer opportunities are posted as they become available. Standing committees typically recruit for new members in the winter. Other opportunities including eMentor, Ambassador Lecturer, and Speaker Source are available year round.

TIP: Review your volunteer profile for accuracy. (A search occurs as each opening is posted and matches the opportunity to volunteer profiles. A notification will be sent to volunteers who are best suited for the opportunity.)

Who can volunteer with SPE?

SPEI opportunities are generally for SPE professional members. However, we encourage our SPE student members to become engaged by volunteering with their university chapter.

How can I update SPE with my former volunteering experience?

If you are a volunteer and your service history appears to be incomplete, please email volunteer@spe.org to update your volunteer history.

Standing Committees

SPE Standing Committees manage various functions of the Society. These committees are comprised of dedicated members. 

Read the Annual Report  (pdf)

Event Program Committees

SPE Event Program Committees develop an engaging and relevant technical program for our events by monitoring activity in their fields, identifying topics and companies active in development work, as well as individuals who can contribute their knowledge and expertise to the technical content.