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Volunteering

Volunteering

2022 Call for ABGC Volunteers

 ABGC-Volunteer-Faces-Graphic.JPGABGC seeks your time, talent, and expertise! JOIN US...
 
Volunteers are at the lifeblood of ABGC’s work in fulfilling our mission and goals. It is the experience, specialized knowledge, and commitment of ABGC’s diplomates who make it all happen. We welcome and encourage volunteers with varied perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents and interests.
 
We strive to provide role variety, offering a diverse range of volunteering opportunities, such as high- and low-time commitment and roles requiring different skill sets.
 
Why Volunteer with ABGC?

  • Volunteers play an integral role in the day-to-day activities of ABGC and contribute to the decision-making process that helps shape the Board.
  • Volunteers make connections with other volunteers and leaders in the profession, creating a powerful professional network.
  • Volunteerism adds leadership experience, service recognition and professional development to your career.
  • Be an active part in achieving the goals outlined in the Strategic Plan.
 

The deadline for submitting your application is Friday, December 31, 2021.
 
Qualifications
  • Must be ABGC certified.
  • Must sign a Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality agreement.
  • Some committees and taskforces will have additional professional qualification and requirements.

Opportunities to Volunteer
 
ABGC active committees and task forces include the following. Committee members are sought for the following committees in 2022:

  • Disciplinary Review Committee (DRC): 2-year term, effective in January, meets on an as needed basis via conference calls. Charge: The Disciplinary Review Committee (DRC) shall review matters and take such actions as outlined in the ABGC Policy and Procedures for Disciplinary Review and Appeal.
  • Media and Communications Committee (MarCom): 1-year term, effective in January, works throughout the year via bi-monthly conference calls. Abbreviated Charge: The purpose of the Media and Communications Committee is to work with the ABGC Communications staff to provide subject matter expertise to execute a marketing and communications plan that includes social media, website, media interviews, and publications.  Activities and responsibilities of committee members include reviewing staff-authored content, author content as needed, curating content from other related sources, being active on social media, being available for media interviews, providing review and input for other creative projects as needed, and with direction of Communications’ staff supporting and reacting to current news on an as needed basis which may need immediate response.
  • Nominating Committee (NC): 1-year term, effective in January, works throughout March-September via monthly conference calls. Charge:  The charge of the Nominations Committee is to identify a slate of qualified candidates for election to the ABGC Board of Directors.
  • Research Committee (RC): 3-year term, effective in January, will work via monthly conference calls and as needed during application review period in late summer/early fall. Abbreviated Charge: Support the conduct, dissemination, and use of research to enhance the genetic counseling profession in alignment with the ABGC strategic plan. This is through activities such as developing an annual research/assessment agenda, establishing a funding budget/program for research, funding research and assessment projects, approving and monitoring grans, promoting research agenda throughout the genetic counseling community, promoting existing research, and process evaluation.

Please note that Item Writers and CEC members are included in a separate Call for Volunteers each spring.
 
How to Apply
Click here to access the 2022 ABGC Volunteer Application.  We will be in touch in early 2022 with outcomes and assignments.
 
We hope you will take the time to review the opportunities for volunteer participation and that you will discover a way to become more involved in ABGC.

Join the ABGC DEIJ Committee
Apply by June 30, 2022

Apply Today!

ABGC is looking for volunteers of varied perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents, and interests ‎to join the newly formed Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Committee.‎

ABGC recently shared a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Certification Assessment Report ‎prepared by an independent third party, Nonprofit HR, critically and objectively reviewing all aspects ‎of the certification and exam development and administration processes for bias and other factors ‎that could lead to inequities for exam candidates. Using the results of the report as an initial ‎framework, the ABGC DEIJ committee will be charged with implementing structured, intentional, and ‎long-term efforts to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice within the American Board of ‎Genetic Counseling, primarily focusing on the exam and recertification processes. Part of this charge ‎includes evaluating and prioritizing the recommendations in the DEIJ Certification Assessment Report ‎that ABGC has not yet begun to address.‎
 
Volunteers are the lifeblood of ABGC’s work in fulfilling our mission and goals. It is the experience, ‎specialized knowledge, and commitment of ABGC’s diplomates who make it all happen. To ensure this ‎volunteer opportunity is accessible for all diplomates, we will be waiving the continuing maintenance ‎fee (CMF) for committee members for each year they serve.
 
ABGC recognizes the inherent value in people of all ethnic backgrounds, talents, ages, gender ‎identities, sexual orientation, abilities and/or other unique aspects of identity. Inclusive philosophies ‎and practices are crucial for promoting diversity within the genetic counseling field and cultivating a ‎sense of belonging for everyone. ‎
 
Why Volunteer with ABGC?‎

  • Volunteers play an integral role in the day-to-day activities of ABGC and contribute to the decision-‎making processes of the organization. Volunteers can connect with other volunteers and leaders ‎in the profession, creating a powerful professional network.‎
  • Volunteerism adds leadership experience, service recognition, and professional development to ‎your career.‎
  • As a volunteer, you can take an active part in achieving the goals outlined in the Strategic Plan.‎

The deadline for submitting your application is June 30, 2022.‎
 
If you wish to nominate a colleague for this committee, please email [email protected] with the ‎colleague’s name and email address.‎
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Qualifications
  • Must be an ABGC Diplomate.‎
  • Must sign a Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality agreement.‎
  • Must complete an application

Apply Today!


Important Documents

Documents and Resources

2022 ABGC Volunteer Application