We encourage members to volunteer with GALA. Our volunteer opportunities bring together passionate professionals from around the globe and across sectors to collaborate on projects and programs for the mutual benefit and development of the localization and globalization industry. There are different levels of commitment available, please review the possibiblities below and get involved today.

Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Directors: GALA's Board of Directors help shape the strategic direction of the association. The call for candidates and elections occur September-November annually. GALA members are welcome to submit their candidacy; the seven board positions are elected by the membership for 2 year terms.

GALA Loc MixerGALA members are welcome to co-organize a mixer by working with GALA staff. These local events are a way to bring together localization industry professionals in your city, as well as a visibility opportunity. Contact us to arrange a mixer today.

TAPICC Volunteer - TAPICC is a collaborative, community-driven, open-source project to advance API standards for multilingual content delivery run by volunteers (member and nonmember). Join a working group today to get involved.

SIG Moderator, Guest Speaker - Donate your knowledge to one of our special interest groups by serving as a guest moderator or speaker. The Client SIG is open for client-side members and the i18n SIG welcomes non-members. Show your interest here.

Conference Program Committee - Committee members decide the theme and selects the sessions for GALA's annual conference. The committee is comprised of GALA members representing various sectors of the industry and are selected by GALA staff. Show your interest here.

Rising Star Scholarship CommitteeCommittee members select 2 winners to receive GALA's Rising Star Scholarship to attend our annual conference. The committee is comprised of GALA members representing various sectors of the industry and are selected by GALA staff. Show your interest here.
Conference Student Volunteer - Students currently enrolled in university may apply to be a volunteer at GALA's annual conference, assisting with registration and room monitoring. Watch for the volunteer announcement and details each January to apply.


Many of GALA's initiatives are made possible through GALA member support and participation; thank you to all our past volunteers and contributors. If you have any questions about getting involved or volunteer opportunities, please reach out to [email protected].