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Volunteers are integral to AHIMA remaining the leading voice of health information (HI).

We encourage volunteerism at all levels. The life cycle of a volunteer often starts with small tasks and virtual participation and leads to serving on committees and in leadership positions.

Becoming involved in your professional association offers benefits for both members and their profession. The accomplishments of AHIMA volunteers are recognized throughout the year, including articles in newsletters, through Access, and with a volunteer reception and ribbon at AHIMA’s annual conference.

AHIMA volunteer opportunities allow members to:

  • Foster new leadership skills
  • Develop a professional network
  • Gain new job skills
  • Enhance the profession

Getting Started

Not sure how you want to get involved? Read on for more information about how to research available positions and perform a self-assessment to find the opportunity that best meets your experience level, interests, and time commitment. 


New for 2024!

The American Health Information Management Association® (AHIMA®) is also specifically looking for subject matter experts to join a new Practice Advisory Council (PAC) and the Clinical Documentation Integrity Task Force (former CDI Council). Passionate about emerging health information topics and trends? Help inform and guide our professional practice resources by sharing your expertise in the following subjects:

  • Clinical Documentation Integrity
  • Coding, Compliance, and Revenue Cycle Management
  • Healthcare Data Lifecycle and Analytics
  • Privacy and Security
  • Workforce Development
  • And more!

Research Volunteer Opportunities

AHIMA offers diverse opportunities for volunteers with various skills, expertise, interests, and availability.

AHIMA elected positions are positions for which members apply, are vetted by the Nominating Committee, selected for the ballot, and then voted on by the Professional members. Each position has a term of office, usually three years.

AHIMA appointed positions are ones in which members apply, are vetted and selected to serve based on their expertise. The time commitment is variable based on the position.

Click the links below to view more information about volunteer opportunities by level of time commitment.

Core Competencies for All Volunteers

  • Adheres and advocates for the AHIMA Code of Ethics, and any other appropriate codes of conduct, values honesty, integrity, and transparency.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the mission, vision, values, and strategy of AHIMA.
  • Acts as a team player/collaborator, works well on teams, fosters trust among group members, and adjusts behavior to establish relationships with teams. Motivates and desires to improve the quality of service.
  • Respects diversity and fosters inclusion of all races, cultures, disabilities, ages, and genders equitably, with respect and sensitivity. Ensures all voices are listened to and respected.
  • Presents a positive professional image, reflects the profession as a confident, proficient, skilled, qualified expert, and qualified authority in HI.

For additional leadership resources offered by AHIMA, visit the AHIMA Store.


Apply for Your Volunteer Positions of Interest

AHIMA thanks members interested in becoming more involved with AHIMA. To allow as many interested volunteers to serve as possible, members are limited to serve in one AHIMA volunteer position at a time; however, they may apply for as many positions as they like. 

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