ABGC

Volunteering

Volunteering

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!

Documents and Resources

2022 ABGC Volunteer Application