You ARE the ABA

The annual Call for Volunteers is open!

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.

Deadline to apply for 2022-2023 committee term: January 11, 2022

NEW! 2021 Application Process

Prior to submitting the Volunteer Application Form, all applicants must complete the following:

  1. Renew your ABA membership through 12/31/2022 by visiting Your Profile.
  2. Complete the ABA’s Copyright Assignment Form.
  3. Disclose any relationships you have that may pose a conflict of interest using the ABA Disclosure Form. Instructions on submitting a disclosure can be found here.

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.