ASHRM Volunteer Opportunities

Call for Volunteers Opens This Summer

Share your expertise, network with colleagues, and enhance your CV by volunteering with ASHRM. Current members are encouraged to find out more about contributing their time and skills to a committee or task force that suits their interests and experience.

Volunteers play a very important role by participating on a committee or task force; providing thoughtful input to deliberations; and focusing on the best interests of ASHRM's membership while working toward accomplishing our goals. ASHRM could not be such a success without our great, dedicated volunteers.

Fortunately, we have many gracious volunteers and we do require that those appointed are able to participate on a regular basis. Appointments to committees and task forces are for a two-year term, beginning Jan.1 each year.

ASHRM's committees and task forces:

Annual Conference Committee
Committee members select the program content for the Annual Conference.
Timeframe/Commitment: A 3-year commitment with mandatory face-to-face planning meetings once a year beginning February 2023; additional work to be done by conference call and email, including follow-up with speakers; on-site responsibilities for Annual Conference.

Chapter Leadership Task Force
Task Force members develop and implement plans to create a mutually beneficial and supportive relationship between ASHRM and its affiliated chapters. Tasks include developing and delivering the chapter leader workshop at the Annual Conference, hosting chapter leader webinars, and possibly developing other chapter resources and communications.
Members are required to 1) be currently serving on an ASHRM chapter board OR 2) have served on a chapter board within the past two years.

Education Development Task Force
Task force leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of ASHRM’s virtual educational programs designed to meet member needs, in alignment with ASHRM’s educational strategy and curriculum map.
Timeframe/Commitment: Work begins in January 2023 by conference call/email. Task force members will have additional work outside of the monthly conference calls.

Educational Scholarship Task Force
To review ASHRM scholarships and advise the ASHRM Board of candidates who should be awarded a scholarship to ASHRM’s live educational events.
Timeframe/Commitment: Evaluate applicants and select recipients for ASHRM’s live events. All duties will be complete in the first quarter of the year.

Forum News Task Force
Task Force members solicit, write, review and edit articles for the Forum.
Timeframe/Commitment: Strong writing and editing skills desired; must be able to follow established timeline and meet deadlines.

Journal Editorial Review Board
Review board members will advance the Journal by publishing research and analysis that drives improvement in both the literature and practice of health care risk management; solicit, peer-review and edit articles for the quarterly Journal of Healthcare Risk Management.
Timeframe/Commitment: Must be willing to solicit, write and review articles, serve as author liaison, follow established timeline, and meet deadlines.
Requires expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Evidence-based health care risk management, enterprise risk management, clinical risk management, patient safety, quality improvement, risk financing, claims and litigation, healthcare preparedness, risk management tools and techniques, the health care risk management workforce, and other timely risk management issues.

New Member Task Force
Task force members agree to contact approximately 10 new members per month to welcome them to ASHRM and answer questions new members may have about ASHRM membership. Contact is typically made via phone, using email as a backup.
Timeframe/Commitment: Task force members are expected to check-in monthly with new members and participate in monthly conference calls.

Patient Safety Task Force
Develop and implement strategies and tactics to enhance ASHRM’s relevance in the patient safety arena to achieve the goals outlined in ASHRM’s strategic plan. 
Timeframe/commitment: Timeframe/commitment: Work will be conducted by conference call on a projected monthly basis, but may vary in frequency based on deliverables/program needs