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Looking to meet new people? Interested in getting more involved with INFORMS itself? Just need something to do between sessions? Look below for ways to network, meet other INFORMS members, and give back to city of Seattle.

INFORMS Members participating in a previous volunteering experience

Seattle Pro Bono Micro-volunteering Project: Helping Our Host City

Real Solutions to Society’s Biggest Problems

Homelessness, joblessness, poverty and hunger… they are some of the colossal hurdles facing our society. This year, at our Annual Meeting, INFORMS Pro Bono Analytics is partnering with a Seattle-based nonprofit organization to put an end to some of the heartache being felt by the local community.

FareStart is an organization providing people who are struggling with the skills they need to get a job in the field of food services and culinary arts, while also taking away some of their fears, helping to provide necessities like clothes and food.

How can you help? INFORMS volunteer initiative will aid the Seattle community by building hygiene kits and making “no-sew” blankets for the homeless. The cost for each hygiene kit is just $5 and the blankets are $18. Any further donations will fulfill the FareStart wish list, consisting of necessities like clothes and gift cards.

Together, we can help people overcome their obstacles and create and achieve new dreams.

Please consider a monetary donation to assist INFORMS and its members in their continued efforts to support the communities of our conference host cities.


We’d like to thank the following corporate partners for their generous donations in support of our 2019 Microvolunteering event

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Coffee with a Member

This wonderful program connects INFORMS students with some of INFORMS most enthusiastic members for 15-minute impromptu meetings and some sage INFORMS advice. We know the Annual Meeting can be a bit overwhelming and hope these casual meetings will make students more comfortable, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about both the meeting and INFORMS. Limited space available and open to first time attendees/participants only.

Especially great for INFORMS student members! Students may enroll when they register for the meeting.