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.
Not sure how you want to get involved? Read on for more information about how to research positions available and perform a self assessment so you can find the opportunity that best meets your experience level, interests, and time commitment.
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.
Our Volunteer Leadership Competencies Self-Assessment is intended to help members become familiar with volunteer leadership skills in several key areas, and allows applicants to track their progress toward acquiring and strengthening those skills. This tool outlines core competencies of all AHIMA volunteers and specifies additional competencies for leadership roles.
For additional leadership resources offered by AHIMA, visit the AHIMA Store.
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.