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Volunteering Opportunities

Short-term and micro-volunteering opportunities:
Applications welcome

To support execution of important goals within the ACVS strategic plan, the college is launching and seeking Diplomates to serve on two new work groups: the Advisory Council of Diplomates and Primary Care Veterinarians (pcDVMs) and the Member Engagement Task Force.

Both groups are likely to begin work in late 2020/early 2021. Applicants are invited to indicate a commitment for an 18-month term or a willingness to take on project-based assignments. Both groups will report to the ACVS Board of Regents.

Learn more about each working group below. If interested in applying to serve on a group, submit a brief resume and a one-page letter to acvs@acvs.org explaining why you would be able to contribute and how you meet the qualifications as outlined. Please be sure to note in your letter on which group you are interested in serving.

Please submit letters of interest to acvs@acvs.org


Advisory Council of Diplomates and pcDVMs

Purpose: Identify, develop, and implement activities to increase awareness of the value of board-certified veterinary surgeons among the animal-owning public and support collaborative relationships with other veterinary professionals.

Term: Up to 18 months. ACVS also anticipates opportunities to be involved through project-based work that may require commitments of just a few weeks to a few months will arise.

Membership: 4 ACVS Diplomates; 1 ex officio member; 3 pcDVMs will be added at a future date

Qualifications needed: Experience with public relations, social media, marketing, presentation development, and a proven history of collaborative relationships with pcDVMs that have led to improved animal health outcomes. Experience with a local veterinary medical association or other volunteer and outreach activities, especially in the areas of engagement, communication, marketing, or promotions, should be highlighted.


Member Engagement Task Force

Purpose: Identify, develop, and implement programs, activities, and member benefits that encourage members’ engagement with ACVS, retain members, and ensure relevance of the college throughout members’ careers.

Term: Up to 18 months. ACVS anticipates opportunities to be involved through project-based work that may require commitments of just a few weeks to a few months will arise.

Membership: ACVS Diplomates; 1 ex officio member

Qualifications needed: Interest in and experience with member engagement and communication strategies, and volunteer identification and recruitment. Experience with a veterinary medical association or other volunteer activities, especially in the areas of engagement, communication, marketing, or promotions, should be highlighted.