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AOSW Volunteer Center

We are so glad you want to be an active part of AOSW! We offer a variety of opportunities for early-, mid- or late-career members to volunteer. Learn more about why volunteering is important.

A Message from AOSW President Bill McDermott on Volunteering

Current Volunteer Opportunities

The following are some of the current volunteer opportunities. But if you have a special skill or background that would benefit AOSW, let us know! We will do our best to match volunteers with areas that need their skills. Not sure what you want to do? Just let us know what interests you and we'll be in touch.

Communications Committee
Communications is in need of:

  1. an editor for their newsletter
  2. two individuals for social media, one for Facebook and the other for twitter. Both of these individuals would work with the social media coordinator to post educational and informational oncology related postings to AOSW related social media outlets.
Please contact Brittany Nwachuku at [email protected] for more information.
 
Advocacy Committee
The AOSW Advocacy Committee is in need of volunteers. If you have an interest in taking action to support the profession of oncology social work and the patients we serve, please consider joining the committee. Whether your focus is grassroots organizing, organizational policy, or educating lawmakers, we have room for you. For more information or to express your interest, contact Elizabeth Franklin at [email protected].
 
Ethics SIG
We are in need of a leader for the Ethics SIG. Please contact Linda Mathew at [email protected].

Brain Tumor 
This SIG serves AOSW members working with brain tumor patients in the following ways: increasing networking and information exchange, developing appropriate protocols for working with brain tumor patients, sharing new information regarding treatments and psychosocial interventions, identifying common issues facing brain tumor patients, family members, caregivers and social workers, developing education material for patients and professionals, and providing mutual support for AOSW members.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Ambulatory Care/Fee for Service
This SIG meets during the annual conference to provide a place to explore pertinent issues of concern in this time of change in health care, to share expertise in areas of fee-for-service, documentation, screening and clinical dilemmas and to network in person with those colleagues in similar settings providing similar services. Any AOSW member who provides fee-for-service or ambulatory oncology social work services, whether in outpatient clinic, free-standing center or private physician's office, is invited to attend this meeting that will also set up goals and plans for activities during the year.

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State Representatives
We have opportunities for state reps for the following states:
  • Delaware
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Oklahoma
  • Rhode Island
  • West Virginia

If you are interested in learning more about what a state representative does, please contact Camille Faunda at [email protected]
  

Why Volunteer?

  • Play an integral role in the day-to-day activities of the AOSW. 
  • Connect with other volunteers and leaders in the profession, creating a powerful professional network.
  • Enhance your resume or CV with leadership, service and professional skills.
  • Assist AOSW achieve its strategic goals.

For information on volunteering for one of AOSW’s committees, email AOSW Headquarters. You must be a member in good standing to volunteer.