You ARE the ABA
Volunteers are the fuel that power associations. ABA offers a variety of ways for our members to get involved via committees. With every new volunteer, ABA grows more energized, more diverse, and better equipped to reach our common goals.
We encourage you to deepen your engagement with ABA and your peers.
Committees and Terms
The ABA conducts a Call for Volunteers annually and then announces official committee appointments in the first quarter (Q1) of each year. Terms begin during the annual meeting (March/April), may range from 1-3 years, and may be up for reappointment upon conclusion. When you are selected for a committee appointment, you will receive information about the committee, term, and terms of agreement before being given the opportunity to accept the appointment. Please look for an announcement in Q4 of each year to answer the Call for Volunteers.
Benefits of Volunteerism
- Strengthen your ties with the ABA community. Committee work brings you together with leaders among the membership that you may never have had an opportunity to meet.
- Share your expertise with other burn care professionals.
- Become more valuable to your current employer and more marketable to potential employers by gaining new skills, acquiring additional expertise, and enhancing your leadership abilities.
The ABA typically has more volunteer applicants each year than open positions so application is not a guarantee of appointment. If you are not selected for service, we will reach out with a list of other ways to become involved until the next call for volunteers.
Volunteer Requirements and Expectations
ABA committees are working committees. You may be asked to complete special assignments outside of meetings to accomplish committee goals.
As an ABA volunteer, you are responsible in the following ways:
- Attending scheduled, full committee and subcommittee meetings (if applicable).
- Completing tasks/projects that you volunteer for.
- Showing your support by attending your committee’s programs on a regular basis.
- Assigning copyright to the ABA for any work completed during your committee volunteerism.
- Disclosing relationships that may impact your volunteerism.