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Volunteering is one way to make a real difference! From helping your local community to bettering conditions across the globe, you can positively impact people by offering your time and creativity to ACNM's cause. Gain new experiences and insights, make meaningful connections, and build essential career skills by giving back to others. The American College of Nurse-Midwives is unique in that we provide all interested volunteers with a wide range of opportunities and positions. Apply for one of our open volunteer positions today!

The Publications Committee is Seeking Volunteer Book Editors

The Publications Committee of ACNM is seeking volunteers for an exciting opportunity to work with midwifery leaders and make a meaningful contribution to the profession! Be a book editor for one of two upcoming publications:

1) How to Start a Practice Manual (new text)
2) The Survival Guide for Students and New Midwives (revision)

    The Editor(s)** role includes the following:
    • Subject matter expertise
    • Exceptional communication and time management skills
    • Meets with Committee Project Managers (PMs) and Committee Chair to review expectations, timelines, and deadlines
    • Editor should not expect to be the primary author of more than one chapter
    • Brainstorm rough outline of text and critical items, in conjunction with the committee
    • Works with PMs to identify/vet authors
    • Makes calls and/or sends initial emails to recruit potential authors copying PMs
    • Communicates with authors regarding expectations, timelines, and deadlines
    • Provides PMs and ACNM staff with names, emails, and other contact information for authors in order to provide them with ACNM contracts
    • Reads and reviews first and approximately 4 subsequent drafts along with PMs (this step occurs several times throughout the process and is the most time consuming- and interesting!)
    • Suggests peer reviewers to PMs who send contracts to them. Reads and shares anonymous peer reviews with the authors.
    • Writes acknowledgements and other front matter
    • Reviews and approves cover art along with PMs and committee
    • Reviews and approves copy edits along with PMs and committee chair
    Most projects take two full years from start to finish, but work is intermittent. Two or more editors for one project will be considered.

    Please send your CV and letter of interest by Monday, October 4, 2021 to Hedy Ross, ACNM Director of Membership and Communications at [email protected].
    ** Some books have had 2 or more editors which can spread the workload.


    Committee Members: The Affiliate Development and Support Committee

    The Affiliate Development and Support Committee (AD&S) is seeking additional committee members. We seek members with all levels of expertise and interest. This is an ideal committee for students and "entry-level" national committee volunteers. The AD&S has a broad mandate to support Affiliates and affiliate leaders to:

    • Effectively govern and manage ACNM Affiliates through access to current and pertinent materials, toolkits, training, mentoring, website, and other resources
    • Advance an antiracist agenda and increase diversity and inclusion within the membership and leadership of affiliates
    • Increase Affiliate member numbers, participation, and satisfaction
    • Perform effective advocacy and coalition building
    • Facilitate student engagement at the affiliate level
    • Provide professional development opportunities for members
    • Encourage, recognize, and support preceptors at the state and local level
    We seek folks to join the following AD&S teams and projects planned for 2021/22:

    • Antiracism Workgroup
    • Webinars (monthly or bi-monthly webinars addressing Affiliate leader needs and requests)
    • "Increasing Affiliate Participation" Project
    • Annual Meeting Affiliate Leader Workshop Planning
    • "Nuts and Bolts" - helping new affiliate leaders get started and keeping materials current
    • Outreach and collaboration w/other committees (especially Membership, History/Archives, Leadership, and Advocacy
    The application deadline is September 30th. Please contact [email protected] with questions.
    Apply Now



    Follow Your Passion for Advocacy - Apply by September 24th for NGAC

    The ACNM National Government Affairs Committee (NGAC) is looking to recruit new members for the committee. The NGAC is responsible for organizing ACNM's federal grassroots advocacy efforts including Off the Hill Advocacy Week and advocating for bills including Midwives for MOM and the Black Maternal Health Caucus's MOMNIBUS as well as our upcoming national level midwifery privileging bill. Committee members are responsible for outreach at a state level to organize advocacy efforts to support ACNM's policy agenda. NGAC member terms are 3 years and the committee meets monthly via zoom.

    NGAC is specifically looking for new members from Wisconsin, Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Idaho, Arizona, South Dakota, Utah, Indiana, Nevada, and Uniformed Services but welcomes folks from other states to reach out. The NGAC encourages midwives of color to apply as the committee strives to increase leadership opportunities for members of color within the organization.

    The application deadline is September 24th. Please contact [email protected] with questions.
    Apply Now



    Chair: Home and Birth Center Committee (HBCC)

    The Home and Birth Center Committee chair organizes regular meetings of the committee and facilitates the committee members work to achieve the goals listed below. The committee chair is supported by the Chair of the Division of the Advancement of Midwifery as well as a liaison from the ACNM National Office staff and the Board of Directors. The chair will meet regularly with other committee chairs and submit quarterly reports to the division chair.

    Committee goals:

    • Identifies, develops, and updates the ACNM educational and professional resources (Evidence-based Practice (EBP) guidelines, handbook, sample documents, literature, suggested curricula, and data collection tools) specific to home birth and birth center standards and practice
    • Monitors national and state issues and social trends related to Home and Birth Center standards
    • Represents ACNM among other home birth and birth center midwifery organizations
    • Supports ACNM staff in providing consultations and referrals and/or resources to CNMs/CMs
    • Provides a professional forum, consulting, mentoring and referral service
    The application deadline is September 24th .Please contact [email protected] with questions.
    Apply Now



    Program Committee Member (2 positions)

    The Program Committee plans, coordinates, and evaluates the educational content of the ACNM Annual Meeting. They also conduct the Annual Business Meeting, which involves the collaborative efforts of the Board, ACNM staff, contracted meeting partners, committee members, and vendors.

    The application deadline is September 24th. Please contact [email protected] with questions.
    Apply Now



    Board Member: Midwives PAC, ACNM's Political Action Committee 

    (2 positions)  

    The fabulous Midwives PAC is seeking two new board members! The Midwives PAC is the fundraising arm of the ACNM Advocacy division. This volunteer position offers the opportunity to learn about advocacy at the national level. The Midwives PAC is a working committee that plans the Midwives PAC Rally and auction at ACNM’s Annual Meeting and continues fundraising efforts throughout the year. The money we raise is donated to the campaigns of federal legislators, enabling them to support national policies that make midwifery care more accessible throughout the US. The Midwives-PAC is committed to diversity and inclusion within our committee. Our advocacy efforts include the diversification of the midwifery profession and the closing of racial disparities in maternal and neonatal health outcomes. We are looking for energetic and creative midwives committed to amplifying midwives’ voices in Washington DC.

    Qualifications of Members

    • Member of the ACNM in good standing, with the majority of members being active members of the ACNM
    • Able to participate in committee activities, including checking and responding to email communication daily as needed (except for extenuating circumstances)
    • Previous and current donor of the Midwives-PAC
    • Agrees to a pledge of confidentiality and conflict of interest
    • Knowledge and interest in the political and policy activities of ACNM
    • Skills in organizational management
    • Able to attend and serve as needed during the Annual Meeting at least every other year (except for extenuating circumstances). A member who does not attend the Annual Meeting for two consecutive years may be dropped from committee membership.
    • Able to participate in at least half of the monthly to quarterly conference calls. A member who cannot participate in at least half may be dropped from committee membership at the discretion of the Chair.
    Responsibilities of the Members
    • Assist with the promotion, solicitation, facilitation, receipt, and accumulation of voluntary contributions from members of the ACNM or others who may be legally solicited, as well as assist with the distribution of funds.
    • Identify fundraising strategies to meet the target contribution goals of the Midwives-PAC.
    • Become familiar with the rules and regulations governing political action committees, primarily through an orientation/review at the Annual Meeting and through the FEC.
    • Educate CNMs, CMs, midwifery students, and other supporters of the profession about the political process and encourage their participation and contributions to the Midwives-PAC through outreach and advocacy efforts.
    • Take responsibility for recruitment and retention of prior donors, especially those at donor club participation level.
    • Identify prospective donor club level participants among ACNM members.
    • Serve as resources for local affiliates for state legislative advocacy, and assist with the development and management of state PACs as needed.
    • Serve and attend meetings and events as needed during the Annual Meeting. Each committee member will staff the Midwives-PAC/GAC booth for the purposes of fundraising and ACNM member education on the Midwives-PAC.
    • Mentor potential future committee members in fundraising and PAC acumen and management.
    • Contribute to the Midwives-PAC on an annual basis.
    The application deadline is September 24th. Please contact Claire Harper, Chair of the Midwives PAC, at [email protected] with questions.
    Apply Now


    Taskforce Volunteer

    We are setting up a task force to revise and review the ACNM Standards of Practice document. This work will involve a monthly meeting and document review using the ACNM Equity Lens Tool. All points of view, all backgrounds, and all midwifery experiences are welcome.

    The deadline for the application is August 31, and the first meeting is September 22 at 4 PM ET.
    Apply Now

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