Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

SDMS Volunteer Opportunities

The SDMS depends on volunteers to accomplish our mission and strategic goals. Volunteer opportunities with the SDMS range from long-term commitments such as the Board of Directors, committees, and task forces to micro-volunteer projects that are shorter in nature.

Only individual SDMS members who are credentialed by a national sonography credentialing body recognized by the SDMS Board of Directors as outlined in the Recognition of Sonography Credentialing Organizations Position Statement may run for or serve in an elected or appointed position.

2017 SDMS Elections Now Open

Cast Your Vote

The virtual voting booth for the 2017 SDMS Elections is open from Thursday, June 1 (12:00:01 AM Central) through Friday, June 30 (11:59:59 PM Central). All individual SDMS members in good standing are eligible to vote. Click here to view candidate statements​.

SDMS Board of Directors

The SDMS Board of Directors provides the overall leadership and direction for the Society's activities on behalf of its members. Board members serve two year terms and are required to attend Board meetings each year (typically held in the spring and fall). Each Board member serves as liaison to internal committees or to external organizations. Service on the Board does require each Board member to review background information and actively participate in the Board's discussions.

Note that you must be a current SDMS member in good standing to run for a Board position. In addition, the SDMS Bylaws require that candidates for the President-Elect position, must have previously served on the Board of Directors to be considered by the Nominating Committee.

Positions currently open in the 2017 SDMS Elections:

  • President-Elect (1 position open)
  • Treasurer (1 position open)
  • Secretary (1 position open)
  • Director (3 positions open)


A committee consists of volunteers who have agreed to contribute time to the committees' activities. Committees are developed based on the need of the Society and profession. However, the SDMS Bylaws mandate that the Society maintain the following committees.

  • Bylaws
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • Membership
  • Nominating

Positions currently open in the 2017 SDMS Elections:

  • Finance Committee (2 positions open)
  • Nominating Committee (3 positions open)

Task Forces

A task force consists of members who have agreed to contribute time to a specific activity or cause. Volunteers who are chosen have specialized in the activity or have experience with the particular cause. Task Force volunteers are selected on an as needed basis by the SDMS President.


A micro-volunteer activity is a task completed in small increments of time and may take a few hours, days, or months to complete, and does not require an ongoing commitment. Volunteers are selected on an as needed basis. The SDMS maintains a list of micro-volunteers to choose from throughout the year. If you are a current SDMS member in good standing and have not already submitted an application for service, and would like to volunteer for a micro-volunteer activity please complete the application at

Micro-volunteer Opportunity: Do you need a way to promote sonography as a career or the benefits of SDMS membership? The SDMS has five promotional banners available for our members to use at their events (in the continental United States). They are perfect for local or regional ultrasound meetings, sonography program at school/colleges, career fairs at high schools, and more! The SDMS will pay for shipping to/from your event. All you have to do is return the banner in its original shipping container. Request a banner​ today.

SDMS Policy: Volunteer Conflict of Interest