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The mission of the ACR cannot be achieved without the time, effort, talent and experience of its volunteer leadership and committee members. The College welcomes self-nominations or nominations of colleagues for open volunteer positions.
Committee appointments are made each year in conjunction with the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting. Most elected terms are for three years beginning at the time of the annual meeting. For more information on short-term volunteer opportunities, please see the Microvolunteering section below. The interest form is available year-round.
Nominations for the ACR and Foundation Board of Directors and Standing Committees are closed. During the nomination period, self-nominations and nominations of others are accepted.
To complete the nomination process, candidates or nominators are required to submit the following items.
Provide information about the nominee and yourself.*
Provide information about yourself.
Upload the nominee’s biographical sketch or CV.
Answer questions to provide more information about your interest in serving as an ACR Volunteer.
Upload your letter of recommendation to the Committee on Nominations and Appointments.
Upload a biographical sketch or CV.
*Your nominee will be sent an email asking them to complete questions to provide more information about their interest in volunteering for the ACR. To consider the nomination, the nominee must complete the questions.
Letter of Recommendation: If you are applying for a position as a Member of the Board of Director’s, Committee Chair, or Officer a Letter of Recommendation is required. For all other positions a Letter of Recommendation is welcome, but not required.
Please have all information and documents prepared before submitting the nomination survey.
Eligibility: ACR Fellows, ACR Members, ACR International Fellows, ACR International Members, and ACR Fellows-in-Training who are in good standing are eligible to volunteer. ACR Student, Resident, and Post Doc members are ineligible to volunteer.
Deadline: Nominations are closed.
Decision Notification: The Committee on Nominations and Appointments will consider all nominations as they have been submitted. After careful deliberations, the committee's recommendations will be forwarded to the ACR Board of Directors for final approval. Decisions will be announced after the August ACR Board of Directors meeting.
Questions: Please contact ACRnominations@rheumatology.org
The 2017 volunteer nominations process is open.
Submit ARHP Volunteer Nomination
Deadline: The ARHP Membership and Nominations Committee welcomes expressions of interest in volunteering at any time. Submitted nominations will be retained for consideration as opportunities arise.
Decision Notification: The committee announced the 2017 appointments in May 2016 and will continue to accept nominations throughout the year for other opportunities.
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Microvolunteering refers to short term, low time commitment tasks that contribute to the college. These positions vary in nature, and we welcome applications at any time. Examples include writing a column for The Rheumatologist, reviewing web content, or sending an email to your lawmakers. Microvolunteering opportunities are available in conjunction with most of the ACR standing committees and are open to active members of the ACR.
See Available Opportunities
Complete Microvolunteering Application
Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.
Decision Notification: Your application will be forwarded to the appropriate ACR staff liaison who will contact you with further information.