AAACN members are invited to assist the association in advancing our strategic plan by volunteering to serve on a committee, task force, work group, or in other capacities.
Benefits of Volunteering
Volunteering not only allows you to lend your expertise and time to support your association, but also benefits you personally and professionally. Benefits of volunteering include:
- Become an advocate for ambulatory care nursing: Volunteering enables you to represent and help shape ambulatory care, which can be a great source of achievement and fulfillment.
- Build your professional network: Volunteering will introduce you to members across the ambulatory care community and can expose you to a wide range of people, including influential leaders, and potential mentors.
- Gain new abilities: Volunteering may expand your skill set and utilize talents you wouldn’t otherwise be able to (ex. public speaking, publishing, planning, facilitation), all while learning from others best practices you can take back to your organization.
- Grow your leadership skills: Volunteering is a great way to work on your leadership skills as you work with others, or lead volunteer activities or groups.
- Personal and professional development: Volunteering is especially beneficial to members early in their careers. It can expose you to professional experiences and contacts you may not have gained, and the opportunity to develop lifelong connections.
- AAACN Leadership Symposium: AAACN invites all volunteers to attend our annual Leadership Symposium. The purpose of this session is to provide leadership training opportunities, as well as offer additional insight into AAACN’s strategic goals, and it includes access to an in-person networking session during the Annual Conference.
- Professional recognition: AAACN is thankful to everyone who contributes, and highlights those contributions through our eNewsletter, website, and during the Annual Conference.
Please consider volunteering with any of our volunteer groups or view the current open and active call for volunteers.