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.

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

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

Serve on one of AAPA's Commissions:

  • The Commission on Advocacy is seeking three PAs to assist in matters related to state and federal advocacy, external relations, constituent relations, payment policy and elevating the PA voice.
  • The Commission on Research and Strategic Initiatives is seeking three PAs to support and facilitate thought leadership about changes in healthcare that impact PA value.
  • The Commission of the Health of the Public is seeking two PAs to assist in matters related to areas of health policy, clinical guidelines, health initiatives and health disparities.
  • The Commission on Continuing Professional Development and Education is seeking three PAs to assist in matters related to education content planning, health systems leadership development, conflict of interest policies related to CME, certification changes and member engagement.
  • The Constituent Relations Work Group is seeking two PAs to charter new organizations and approve recognition of specialty organizations and caucuses.
  • The Judicial Affairs Work Group is seeking three PAs to review AAPA Bylaws, review complaints and disciplinary actions against members and take the appropriate and necessary action.
  • The Governance Commission is seeking five PAs to determine and validate election procedures for the Board of Directors and House Officer elections, oversee constituent organization (CO) compliance and oversee activities of the Nominating Work Group.

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