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Volunteer with the SCA

We run on coffee and volunteers.

The SCA was built by dedicated volunteers with a vision of an organization that promoted the values of specialty coffee and community. The contributions of our volunteers can be seen in the various leadership groups that support our mission and in the thousands who give their time to support our trade shows and community events every year. 

Why volunteer?

Every year, the SCA hosts dozens of events around the world at which more than 2000 volunteers contribute thousands of hours in various capacities. Additionally, we have more than 50 leadership volunteers who fill positions on the Board of Directors, Advisory Councils, and Working Groups. 

There are many reasons to volunteer your time with the SCA, among them:

  • Support and give back to the specialty coffee community

  • Promote and effect change in the industry

  • Network and meet new people

  • Acquire knowledge and learn new skills


Ways to Volunteer

Your time, knowledge, and skills are valuable to the specialty coffee community. By volunteering your time with the SCA, you contribute your talents to the coffee community while earning valuable professional experience. There are many ways to volunteer your time and skills supporting the mission of the SCA. 

General Volunteer Interest

Not sure where to start? That's ok! There are so many ways to get involved as a volunteer with the SCA and we're here to help you find the right opportunity for you. Get in touch with our team by submitting your details below. 

Trade Shows and Other Events

Thousands of volunteers support the SCA's two annual trade shows, the Specialty Coffee Expo and World of Coffee, as well as the dozens of competitions and community events held around the world. Click below to find an upcoming volunteer opportunity.

Leadership Positions

The SCA's volunteer Board of Directors and our various Advisory Councils and Committees provide expertise and advice on events, education, research, sustainability, as well as the work of our various Guilds. Interested in getting involved? Get in touch below.


Volunteer at an Upcoming Event

Get in Touch

Do you have questions about volunteering with the SCA? We're here to help. Send us a message by clicking below.