Frequently Asked Questions

General 3 questions
  • What are vTools?

    “vTools” stands for “Volunteer Tools.” vTools simplify the administrative tasks to our volunteers via the use of online tools, reducing time spent managing activities, and assisting in member development.

    vTools are sponsored by IEEE Membership and Geographic Activities (MGA), which serves the needs of IEEE members by supporting IEEE Regions, Councils, Areas, Sections, Chapters, Affinity Groups, Student Branches, Student Branch Chapters and HKN Chapters and is responsible for IEEE membership, and member development.

  • Are vTools free?

    Yes, vTools are free to use.

  • Who can access vTools?

    The current security model automatically allows use of the tools by any volunteer who appears in the Geographic Units section of the IEEE Corporate Roster.  Volunteers can create meetings, send eNotices, run elections, etc. Visit the Automatic Access Information page for more detailed information on who can access the different vTools applications.  Members, and in many cases, the general public can view meeting and event  information, visit WebInABox sites, etc.

    To verify who is listed on the Section Roster please see this page: (access is limited to current officers).

    Please note that according to IEEE Bylaws all officers (with exception of webmaster and newsletter editor) shall be IEEE members in Graduate Student Member, Member, Senior Member or Fellow grade. Chapter officers shall also be members of the parent Society.

    Volunteers should use their IEEE Account username and password to login. If you do not recall your IEEE Account information, you may go to: to recover your username and/or password.

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