The mission of the ACR cannot be achieved without the time, effort, talent and experience of its volunteer leadership Board 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's annual meeting. Most elected terms are for three years beginning at the time of the annual meeting.
For information on short-term volunteer opportunities, please see the Special Projects page.
Have a question about volunteering at ACR/ARP? Check out the volunteer frequently asked questions.
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 him/her to complete questions that provide more information about his/her 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 Directors, committee chair, or officer a letter of recommendation is required. For all other positions a letter of recommendation is encouraged, 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.
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 are announced after the August ACR Board of Directors meeting.
Questions: Please contact ACRnominations@rheumatology.org
ARP volunteer nominations are closed. ARP volunteer nominations are open each year November 1 - February 1.
Decision Notification: The ARP Membership and Nominations Committee will consider all submitted nominations. After careful deliberations, the committee's recommendations will be forwarded to the ARP Executive Committee and ACR Board of Directors for final approval. Decisions are announced after the August ACR Board of Directors meeting.
Questions: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in other opportunities, learn about becoming a Special Projects Volunteer. Applications for these short-term, low time commitment tasks are accepted year round. For questions, contact Autumn Duncan at email@example.com.