American Academy of Physician Assistants

Volunteer Opportunities

We want your voice to be heard. That's why we offer a variety of volunteer leadership opportunities – exclusive to AAPA members – that can make an immediate impact on your career. 

Our volunteer engagement structure allows for the creation of a wide variety of task-oriented, high-speed, outcome-focused volunteer opportunities. You will play an integral role in addressing the ever-widening range of issues affecting healthcare and other topics relevant to our Strategic Plan. These opportunities may include task forces, focus groups or expert panels; others may involve individual consultations with PAs and other experts who have experience in a particular healthcare environment or specialty area

The application periods for our new commissions are now closed. You can view the commissions's charges below.

For additional opportunities within us, scroll down. 

If you have questions about any of these volunteer opportunities or groups, please email

Current volunteer opportunities

External opportunities

Commissions and work groups

Governance Commission  
Nominating Work Group  
Constituent Relations Work Group  
Judicial Affairs Commission  

Commission on Research and Strategic Initiatives

Commission on Advocacy

Commission on Continuing Professional Development and Education 

Commission on the Health of the Public