STLE Volunteer Opportunities

Each year STLE recognizes the time, talent and contributions made by volunteers who serve on our committees, industry councils and local section leaders. They are what allow STLE to grow and nurture our industry, foster new talent, and grow the organization as a whole.

Benefits of Volunteering

Make a Difference For Your Profession:
Help spread awareness of our profession and the STLE certification credentials.

For Your Career:
Enrich your resume. Build your professional network.  Enhance your leadership, team-building and communication skills.
Recertification Credits:
Earn credits towards your STLE Recertification. Click here for STLE's Recertification Policy.

Talk to a Leader!
Email a local section leader. Contact STLE to help you connect with a team in your area of interest.

Available Volunteer Openings
The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers is currently seeking volunteers from the STLE community for the following opportunities. Please note, you must be a current STLE member to serve on any STLE committee. Appointees are selected from a pool of candidates when openings are available. Local section leaders and committee member terms run from June 1 through May 31 of the following year. 

Member Ambassadors 
Time Commitment: One Year (ongoing join date)

Requirements: Current Individual Member

Description: Ambassadors meet remotely once a month and spend a few minutes to an hour each month welcoming new members by email and phone and may also help staff the Annual Meeting STLE Membership booth and attend the new member welcome reception. 

Webinar Presenter – STLE Education
Time Commitment:
Short-Term (Few hours)
(For members or non-members)

Description: STLE Education is looking for individuals (members or non-members) who would be interested in presenting a self-created, one-hour technical subject-based Webinar. STLE welcomes any topic submissions or suggestions for webinars, however, subject areas that are most in demand by STLE are these topics:

  • Electric Motor Lubrication
  • Pneumatics
  • Natural Gas Engines
  • Fuels and their Impact on Lubrication

Industry Insights Presenter – STLE Education
Time Commitment: Short-Term (few hours)
(For members or non-members)

Description: The Industry Insights virtual discussion series comes out each month exclusively to STLE members only. Presenters are asked to bring a relevant and emerging topic in the field of tribology and lubrication to present. Each presentation should talk about the relevancy of the issue, how it applies to the field, experiences with it, and where others might see this in their own jobs. Each presenter should put together a 30- to 40-minute presentation and take questions from participants for the last part of the discussion.   
STLE Perfecting Motion® Podcast – STLE Education
Time Commitment: Short-Term (few hours)
(For members or non-members)

Description: The STLE podcast series focuses on emerging trends in the industry, STLE member benefits, and events. Individuals interested in recording a 20- to 40-minute episode must have at least one other person to host the episode to facilitate a conversation (more than one is also fine).  Presenters will meet with STLE’s director of professional development beforehand to outline topics, questions, formatting, and final edits of the podcast prior to recording via Zoom. Presenters will have the opportunity to have edits made prior to it being published on all major streaming podcast platforms.   

STLE Local Sections
Time Commitment:
Few hours – 1 year, varies based on volunteer activity. 

Description: STLE Local Sections provide quality programming on a variety of industry-related topics. Get involved with your local section by volunteering to speak at one of the technical meetings, sponsoring educational meetings, or participating in networking and social events. Find a local section near you by contacting one of the section leaders.

If any of the above opportunities interest you, please complete the STLE Volunteer Application.  

For more information about STLE volunteer opportunities, please email or contact STLE Headquarters at (847) 825-5536.