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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.

Getting Started

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. 

 

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.

Perform a Self-Assessment

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. 

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 in order 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. 

  • Visit the Volunteer Center to review and apply for volunteer positions that best fit their interests, expertise, and schedule. Check back often as new opportunities are added to enhance AHIMA's strategy, mission, and vision.

 

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