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.

See All Current Volunteer Opportunities

If you have questions about any of these volunteer opportunities or groups, please email volunteer@aapa.org.

Complete the AAPA Disclosure Form.

Download the AAPA Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy (PDF).



Commissions and Work Groups

Constituent Relations Work Group (of the Governance Commission)

Constituent Relations Work Group of the Governance Commission charters new constituent organizations and approves recognition of specialty organizations and caucuses among other duties.

Governance Commission

The Governance Commission works with all volunteer leadership groups to ensure charges and competencies are met for each group.

Judicial Affairs Commission

The Judicial Affairs Commission reviews AAPA bylaws and policy annually among other duties.

Nominating Work Group

The Nominating Work Group endorses candidates for the Board of Directors educates AAPA membership on the endorsement process.

Medical Liaisons

Looking for medical liaisons? All are listed on the Medical Liaison page.

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Commission on Research and Strategic Initiatives

AAPA’s Commission on Research and Strategic Initiatives was created to assist AAPA with trend-spotting, research and strategic initiatives related to changes in healthcare that impact PA value and the daily work of AAPA members.

Commission on Government Relations and Practice Advancement

The Commission on Government Relations and Practice Advancement was created to assist AAPA on state and federal advocacy, external relations, constituent relations, payment policy and elevating the PA voice.

Commission on Continuing Professional Development and Education

The commission was created to assist AAPA on educational content planning, health systems leadership development, conflict of interest policies related to CME, certification changes and member engagement.

Commission on the Health of the Public

The commission was created to assist AAPA in matters related to areas of health policy, clinical guidelines, health initiatives and health disparities.

Early Career PA Commission

The AAPA Board of Directors will determine the charges for the new and important Commission at their July Board Meeting.

Awards Committee

Committee members review and judge AAPA Award applications and determine the award winners.

Audit Committee

The AAPA Audit Committee annually evaluates the performance of the auditing firm and recommends changes, as necessary, among other duties.