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 Engage, and with a volunteer reception and ribbon at AHIMA’s annual conference.
Not sure how you want to get involved? View the Search, Assess, and Apply steps below 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. Browse the volunteer opportunities below by time commitment or in the Volunteer Organizational Chart.
View Volunteer Opportunities by Time Commitment
The positions above also serve as liaisons to the CEE and affiliated organizations.
The elected officials will assume office on January 1 of each year. The nominating committee places a high priority on diversity and seeks candidate diversity at the national level.
For more details on the elected positions, please refer to the Handbook on AHIMA elected positions.
Please note, individuals currently serving their CSA as an officer or in the House of Delegates or serving on national volunteer groups are required to resign from the position if elected.
Before applying, applicants should assess the level of their leadership skills and abilities with the AHIMA Volunteer Leadership Competencies Self-Assessment tool (printable self-scoring PDF version). Also, all applicants submitting a nomination for the board should review the list of 2021 Board Attributes and determine their qualifications.
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
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.