National Volunteer Week

During National Volunteer Week, April 15–21, we thank our volunteers for all they do for AHIMA and advancing the HIM profession. This week celebrates and recognizes volunteers across the country who take action. Thank you!

Your Work Matters

In 2017, AHIMA volunteers dedicated over 2,200 hours to developing and strengthening resources for HIM professionals including toolkits, practice briefs, comment letters, brochures, articles, and blogs.

In 2018, more than 2,000 AHIMA volunteers are taking on industry topics, such as denials management, outpatient clinical documentation improvement, information governance, analytics, informatics, and more.

Encourage Your Colleagues

Volunteers tell us they value the experience because they get to share their expertise, learn from their peers, and increase their sense of belonging within the profession.


Winner of last year’s Volunteer Week meme contest, by volunteer Diana Flood

If you have a Facebook account, we invite you to use the AHIMA volunteer frame for your profile picture, to let those you interact with know you’re a proud and valued volunteer. Visit the AHIMA Facebook page to access the frame. If you are serving on a national AHIMA committee this year, you will also see a Volunteer “digital ribbon” on your Engage profile.


Spread the Word

Help spread the word about the great work AHIMA volunteers are doing and how to be part of it. Share your enthusiasm for volunteering and the many reasons why you volunteer with AHIMA on social media, using hashtag #AHIMAVolWeek2018.

Volunteers can work on long projects, quick deliverables, year-long elected leadership posts, short-term appointments, and everything in between. Learn more at ahima.org/volunteers. Applications for open positions can be submitted through the Engage Volunteer Center.

For those who want to start at the local level, this map provides contact information for AHIMA’s 50 component state associations.

Again, thank you for leading the profession!