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Why Volunteer?

Are you ready to expand your impact beyond the pharmacy workplace? APhA offers a variety of opportunities for you, as an APhA member, to make a difference in your profession, expand your professional network, strengthen your leadership skills and build your resume. Our volunteer positions range from short-term project commitments to longer term committee work or serving on the APhA Board of Trustees. Read more about our ongoing volunteer positions below. Then complete the volunteer application for the positions of interest to you-please note you will be required to set up an account via our online platform by creating a unique username and password. Help us to advance the profession while advancing your career!


Student Pharmacists Volunteer at 3rd Annual Capitol Hill Health Fair 

Volunteer Positions

Short-term Volunteer Positions

Managing Care Transitions Using the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process – Content Developer/Writer

Volunteers Needed: 3-4
Work Location: Remote – Teleconference and e-mail communication required
Impact: This resource guide will assist pharmacists and student pharmacists in applying the JCPP Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process to care transitions services. The resource guide will be shared broadly (e.g. posted on pharmacist.com, shared with pharmacy school faculty, distributed to APhA members). This guide will be similar to those created for hypertension management and immunization services.
Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteers will participate in teleconference calls and email exchanges as needed throughout a 4- to 6-month period. Volunteers will be required to collaboratively write the content for this resource guide and to review and incorporate feedback from expert reviewers, editors, and APhA staff. Please be sure to review the hypertension management and immunization services resources to get a better understanding of the scope of writing involved in this project.
Qualifications: 3-5 years of experience in a pharmacy practice setting involved with transitions of care services. Please be prepared to submit a CV and a brief statement of your interest in this position.
Commitment: 4-6 months. Applications for this opportunity will be accepted until November 17, 2017, or until sufficient applications have been received. The volunteer term will begin by November 27, 2017 and end by March 16, 2018.
Orientation: Once the volunteers have been selected, a project initiation call will be scheduled to outline the deliverables and process for submission of materials.
Volunteer Supervisor and Contact Information: Ryan Burke; rburke@aphanet.org, 202-429-4129

Apply Today!
 

Leadership and Management Experts

As part of APhA’s leader development initiatives, we are seeking individuals who have deep experience in leadership and management topics. This includes teaching the subjects, coaching others on these areas, or excelling in applying leadership/management theory into every day practice. Opportunities to volunteer in these areas include writing an article for Pharmacy Today, serving as a mentor (one-on-one or small cohort), serving on an Advisory Board for Manage360, and other opportunities that are emerging. APhA is interested in developing a cadre of experts in this area to tap for various contributions in this field. Please fill out the volunteer form if you are interested in being part of this exciting initiative! Be sure to include your CV and a description of how you would be willing to volunteer your time and expertise! Learn more and complete the volunteer form by December 20th

Mentor360: Practice Collaboratives

APhA is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors for our newest member benefit Mentor360: Practice Collaboratives. APhA’s group-based mentor program focuses on bringing pharmacists together to fuel innovation and progress toward advancing pharmacy practice. Practice Collaboratives bring together a 2-4 person panel of experts on a defined topic area to serve as mentors to a small cohort of pharmacists (10-20 people) interested in learning and refining their pharmacy practice in the given topic area. nteractions between the cohort and experts will occur virtually via webinars and a closed community on the Engage platform where mentors can share their tips for advancing practice and pharmacist participants can ask questions to help break down barriers to their successful implementation. A Practice Collaborative will form to focus on defined components of precepting. Please complete the interest form if you would like to participate in this offering as either a mentor or mentee. Visit www.pharmacist.com/Mentor360 for additional information. 

APhA2018 Contributed Papers Program- Poster Judge

APhA is seeking poster judges for the APhA2018 Contributed Papers Program. Poster judges will review 4‐6 posters each on Saturday, March 17th between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm CT. Reviewers will read, score, and comment on each assigned poster, based upon APhA criteria, via an online review program. 

Requirements for serving as an APhA-APPM poster judge include:

  • Must be an APhA Member
  • Must have been presented a poster and/or been published
  • Student pharmacists are not eligible to serve as poster judges
  • Must attend the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition and be available between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm ET to complete the evaluation forms.
  • Must participate in or view a recording of poster judging orientation webinar (date/time and instructions to be sent at a later date).
To be considered a poster judge for the APhA2018 Contributed Papers Program, you must complete the online application form at https://apha.secure‐platform.com/a/solicitations/home/122 by Friday, January 12th.

 

APhA House of Delegates- House Committees

The APhA House of Delegates thrives on member involvement.  There are a number of opportunities that exists for you to serve your profession on a House Committee.  Volunteer opportunities are open to anyone who is wants to be part of the 2017-2018 policy development process.   I encourage you to complete the committee volunteer interest form. Please note the deadline for the 2018 APhA House of Delegates Committees has passed but you may submit for 2019.

APhA Community Health Ambassador

The APhA New Practitioner Network is proud to offer New Practitioners the opportunity to give back to their communities, enhance their communication skills, and promote pharmacist-provided patient care services. Learn more and volunteer today!

Year-long Volunteer Positions

APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS Delegate

APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS are seeking member volunteers to serve as representatives in the APhA House of Delegates. Delegates are appointed by the APhA-APPM Executive Committee or APhA-APRS Executive Council and will serve a 1 year term: June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018.Delegates are required to participate in the following sessions during the APhA2017 Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN (times provided are tenative):

  • APhA2018 APhA-APPM Delegate First Caucus– Friday, March 16, 2018; 1:00 -2:30pm
  • APhA2018 APhA-APRS Delegate First Caucus - Friday, March 16, 2018; 1:00 - 2:30 pm
  • APhA2018 House of Delegates First Session – Friday, March 16, 2018; 3:00 -5:00 pm
  • APhA2018 APhA-APPM Delegate Second Caucus – Monday, March 19, 2018; 9:30 -11:00 am
  • APhA2018 APhA-APRS Delegate Second Caucus - Monday, March 19, 2018; 9:30 - 11:00 am
  • APhA2018 House of Delegates Second Session – Monday, March 19, 2018; 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Learn move and apply today! 

Elected Positions

Speaker-elect for APhA House of Delegates

The APhA HOD Committee on Nominations is seeking applications for the office of Speaker-elect for the APhA House of Delegates. The Speaker-elect will be elected and installed during the 2018 Annual Meeting and will complete a three-year term through the 2021 Annual Meeting. The elected individual will serve the first year as Speaker-elect and will serve the remaining two years as Speaker and APhA Trustee. Review the application for eligibility criteria/qualifications, desired characteristics for the nominees, responsibilities and duties, expected time commitments, submission requirements, and pertinent dates. 

Learn more and apply by March 15, 2018, 3:00 pm (ET)!

APhA-APPM SIG Coordinator-elect

APhA-APPM is seeking candidates for APhA-APPM SIG Coordinator-elect for the Special Interest Groups. The APhA-APPM SIG Coordinator-elect will serve a two year term (1 year as Coordinator-elect; 1 year as Coordinator). Successful candidates must commit to attending the following mandatory meetings: APhA2019 Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA (March 22-25, 2019) as the incoming 2019-20 Coordinator and the APhA2020 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC (March 24-27, 2020) as the outgoing SIG Coordinator.

Please note: elections are not open to student pharmacists; interested individuals must be current members of APhA and must have selected APhA-APPM as their primary Academy; interested individuals may apply for only 1 SIG Coordinator-elect position; interested individuals must be present at the APhA2018 Annual Meeting and SIG Business Meeting in Nashville, TN. 

Learn more and apply by November 28th! 

Questions?

Contact Monica Ostrander, Associate Director, Practice Programs and Operations, at mostrander@aphanet.org

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