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!

Call for Volunteers: ACR Education Subcommittees

The mission of the ACR cannot be achieved without the time, effort, talent, and experience of its volunteer leadership. The ACR is committed to equity in the selection of volunteers and desires applications from members of all backgrounds and lived experiences.

The Committee on Education is seeking volunteers for its subcommittees. ACR and ARP members in good standing are encouraged to apply. Applications from both first-time and returning volunteers are welcome.

Volunteer candidates and nominators are required to submit the following items:

  • A CV or resume for yourself or the nominee
  • A statement of interest for yourself or the nominee

The deadline to apply is August 1 at 11:59 PM ET.

Apply for a Subcommittee

Education Subcommittees Accepting Nominations:

Annual Meeting Planning Committee
The Annual Meeting Planning Committee (AMPC) is charged with developing an annual meeting that fulfills the goals and objectives of the College and its CME mission statement.

CME Oversight Subcommittee
The CME Oversight Subcommittee is charged with oversight on ACR’s collection of disclosure information, mitigation of financial relationships, and the dissemination of this information to learners.

Education Partner Program Subcommittee
The Education Partner Program Subcommittee reviews applications for the Education Partner Program on a rolling basis.

Image Library Subcommittee
The Image Library Subcommittee determines the theme and will review and score submissions for the annual Image Competition. Review of the submissions will be done through an online process and begin in late April and run through the end of May.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Planning Group
The ACR Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Planning Group has responsibility for implementation, organization, and creation of both hands-on fundamentals in basic and advanced Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.

Pediatric Rheumatology Planning Group
The Pediatric Rheumatology Planning Group is charged with developing a Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium that fulfills the goals and objectives of the Professional Meeting Committee and the College.

State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium Planning Group
The State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium (SOTA) Planning Group is comprised of experts in the field of rheumatology, who oversee the development and implementation of the symposium.

Note: The below requirements apply to the 2024 ACR/ARP Call for Volunteers, which closed on June 1. Information about the 2025 ACR/ARP Call for Volunteers will be available in spring 2025.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering and contributing to the work of the ACR, ARP, and RRF 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 RRF have a variety of committees and roles needing your expertise, skills, and commitment. All interested members must submit a volunteer nomination application during the open call for nominations.

In addition to the online application, applicants or nominators will be asked to submit the following:

  • A CV or resume for yourself or the nominee (required for all positions within the ACR, ARP, and RRF)
  • A letter of recommendation for yourself or the nominee (required for ACR/RRF Officer and Board of Directors positions; encouraged for all other positions)
  • A statement of interest for yourself or the nominee (required for ACR/RRF Officer and Board of Directors positions; encouraged for all other positions)

Please Note: You will also be asked to complete a Conflict of Interest disclosure once your application is complete. Also, note that additional information is required for Board of Directors, Officer, and Executive Committee applicants. Those details will be shared via email upon a complete application.

See a list of Volunteer FAQs, view the Nominations Application Instructions, or reach out to ACR, ARP or the Foundation directly.

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