volunteer groups

ISPA offers a variety of volunteer opportunities which provide wonderful avenues for members to get more involved with ISPA and build new connections.

ISPA Board Service

If you have the experience and desire to serve as a volunteer leader for the International SPA Association and the spa industry, you are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest Form to signify your interest in serving on the ISPA Board. The time and energy board members devote to their service is returned to them through the development of meaningful relationships with spa industry peers and the opportunity to impact the spa industry for years to come.

The Expression of Interest is currently closed (as of January 19, 2024). The opportunity to put your name forward for ISPA Board service will reopen in early 2025.

The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest form is January 19.

ISPA Ambassadors

ISPA Ambassadors help promote the value of being part of the ISPA community to grow the membership base and share their expertise through volunteer service throughout the year. These tasks involve participating in discussions, sharing feedback through surveys, assisting with tasks onsite at the annual ISPA Conference, serving as a source for Pulse magazine and helping identify future research topics.

ISPA Ambassador Requirements:

  • Must be a current member of ISPA.
  • Must have an ISPA tenure of at least two years.
  • Must have attended at least one ISPA Conference.
  • Must be willing to volunteer approximately 1-2 hours each month to assist with tasks outlined above.

If you have an interest in volunteering, or if you do not meet the criteria listed above and would like to serve in another capacity with ISPA, please email

Resource Partner Task Force

The ISPA Resource Partner Task Force is a committee of exhibitors who collaborate to share insights and provide feedback to consistently improve and evolve the Expo floor at the ISPA Conference. As a member of the Resource Partner Task Force, you are able to contribute to what we are able to accomplish at future events through monthly collaboration calls.

ISPA Collaborative on Higher Education (CoHE)

The ISPA Collaborative on Higher Education (CoHE), coordinated through CORE Unlimited, is a group of industry leading experts in university recreation & wellness throughout North America who serve to:

  • Provide expertise and insight in areas of industry trends, program development, marketing and membership initiatives  overcoming potential barriers
  • Create allies in brand management and growth
  • Advise on business development opportunities
  • Drive innovation and best practices for the industry
  • Serve as educators and ambassadors for ISPA and the industry as a whole

The current CoHE group is comprised of: Jennifer Aarons (Stockton University), Amber Brown (UCLA), David Frock (Clemson University),  Aaron Hobson (University of Wisconsin – Madison), Tamara Jarrett (CORE Unlimited), Melissa Longino (University of Dayton) and Mary Wisnom (Bowling Green State University). 

Pulse Magazine Contributor

Pulse Magazine serves as the official publication of the International SPA Association. Each issue is filled with innovative ideas, tips and relevant takeaways shared by the ISPA member community. If you have an interest in serving as a guest contributor or a source for a specific topic, please contact

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