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ASHI Wants You - Volunteer Today!
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Welcome to ASHI's Volunteer Portal where you can volunteer for projects that fit your interests, expertise and schedule. ASHI offers a variety of ways to get involved, from short-term volunteer projects to committee, council, and board service. We encourage you to deepen your engagement with ASHI and your HLA peers by volunteering today! 

Volunteer Process

1. Complete the online volunteer application. Volunteer applications are accepted year round. Volunteers must be active ASHI members with no outstanding membership dues. To complete the volunteer application, please visit the Important Documents and Links section at the bottom of this page.

2. An ASHI staff member will submit your application to the committee chair. If there is no availability on the committee of your first choice, your application will be passed on the next committee in the order of your stated preference.

3. You will receive an email with further instructions. If you are accepted onto a committee, you will be contacted via the email address on your volunteer application with important committee details including committee chairs' contact information, recent meeting minutes to review and an invitation to participate in the next committee conference call. You will also be notified if a committee is at capacity and will receive instructions on how to reapply once there is availability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I volunteer? Volunteering is a great way to enhance your CV. It also allows you to connect with your colleagues in HLA while maintaining flexibility in your busy schedule.

Do I have to be an ASHI Member to volunteer? Yes, volunteers must be active ASHI members for committee positions and some micro-volunteer opportunities. International Associate member types may not serve on ASHI committees.

Is there a list of all ASHI committees and the members who serve on each committee? Yes! Please visit the Important Documents and Links section at the bottom of this page.

Which committee should I choose? ASHI committee responsibilities vary in nature. Each committee is responsible for furthering ASHI’s mission and strategic planning initiatives in a distinct way. Nonetheless, all positions are important. Duties may include writing an article for the ASHI Quarterly, posting to the online forums, helping at the annual meeting or promoting the value of ASHI membership on social media. Members should consider their personal preference and availability when selecting a committee. 

What is the time-commitment?All ASHI committees hold conference calls throughout the year to meet the objectives outlined in ASHI’s Strategic Plan. However, some committees require a bit more work throughout the year than others. Visit the Important Documents and Links section at the bottom of this page to learn more about each committee and their role and responsibilities.

How long can I serve on an ASHI Committee? Committee positions are available for a term of three years and are usually filled two months prior to the annual meeting each year and on a rolling basis as needed. Should you desire, you can choose more than one committee.

Here is a current list of volunteer opportunities:

Committee or Micro-Volunteer

Name of Committee

Description and Qualifications (if any)


Directors’ Affairs

This committee has two (2) open committee seats. Volunteers must have an MD or PhD and the volunteer must be an Assistant/Associate Laboratory Director.


Membership Committee

This committee is looking for international members to serve on the committee. 

Committee Education Committee The Committee Chair seat is available, as well as the Educational Initiatives Committee Vice-Chair*. The committee is also looking for committee members.
 Committee Quality Assurance and Standards Committee The committee is seeking two (2) Non-Doctoral members to serve on the committee. 

*Education Chair and Vice-Chair applicants should have prior experience serving on an ASHI committee and/or significant participation in educational activities in ASHI or elsewhere. Applicants must be interested in serving in other leadership positions on the Education Committee after their term as Vice-Chair. Applicants should provide a CV and a short paragraph on their vision and plans for this subcommittee. Applications should be sent to Shena Seppanen at no later than Wednesday, May 1st for consideration. 

Important Documents and Links

ASHI Volunteer Form

List of ASHI Board of Directors and Committee Rosters

Committee Roles and Responsibilities



ASHI Directors' Mentor - Mentee Program

The ASHI Directors' Mentor / Mentee Program is dedicated to helping new Directors advance in their careers. The program pairs new Directors with more experienced Directors on an informal basis for the purpose of providing one-on-one guidance and advice to the newer Directors (mentees.) An experienced Director will volunteer to serve as a mentor to a less experienced Director for at least a period of one year, during which time the mentor and mentee are encouraged to communicate on a monthly basis for discussions on mutually agreed topics.

The mentor will be encouraged to share experiences, feedback, and provide insights related to career guidance or career advancement. The mentee should enter into the mentor relationship with the goal of career enhancement and professional development.

Please note the following guidelines:
Mentors must have at least 5 years of HLA experience
Mentees are new Directors with less than 5 years of experience
Both mentors and mentees must be current members of ASHI in order to participate
This program is not available for aspiring Directors (those interested in becoming a Director)


To complete a Mentor application, please click here.

To complete a Mentee application, please click here

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