Volunteer Opportunities


The American College of Rheumatology (ACR), Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ARP), and the Rheumatology Research Foundation work with a diverse network of members across all specialties who are passionate about creating effective change for rheumatology patients and the providers who treat them. You can help us shape the future of rheumatology by becoming a volunteer!

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering and contributing to the work of the ACR, ARP, and Rheumatology Research Foundation offers many rewarding benefits, both professionally and personally. We are looking for people who want to collaborate, with diverse backgrounds and practice settings, to help us become a global force to advance the field of rheumatology.

Volunteering is perfect for those who are:

  • New to rheumatology and looking to expand their network
  • Wondering how the College can help you to learn new skills
  • Interested in sharing their expertise to strengthen rheumatology
  • Considering exploring leadership roles
  • Aware of a colleague who would like to share their expertise

Who Can Volunteer?

Any current ACR/ARP member in good standing who submits a volunteer nomination form can be considered for a volunteer role.

How to Become a Volunteer

The ACR, ARP, and Rheumatology Research Foundation have a variety of committees and roles needing your expertise, skills, and commitment. All interested members must submit a volunteer nomination application when a nomination opens within the College.

Once nomination callouts are announced, you will find the application on this page. If you do not submit an application, you will not be eligible for consideration for a volunteer position.

The following committees and affiliates will be posting callouts for volunteers throughout the year:

ACR, ARP, and Rheumatology Research Foundation Boards & Committees

Volunteers to Expand Rheumatology Access (VERA)

Items Required for Nomination Submissions

  • A biographical sketch or CV for yourself or the nominee
  • A statement of interest for yourself or the nominee

  • A letter of recommendation for yourself or the nominee

Questions about volunteering? See a list of Volunteer FAQs.

Volunteer Nominations Are Closed

Volunteer nominations for the ACR and Rheumatology Research Foundation Board of Directors and Standing Committees are closed. The nomination deadline was June 1.


2024 volunteer nominations will open in April.


See details on the Board & Committee Volunteers page

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