Volunteer Leadership

Get Involved! — Volunteers are the lifeblood of the AMI

One of the best ways for members to network and grow professionally is to serve on a committee. Each of us can make a difference, and working together we ensure that our profession is strong, relevant, and full of opportunities. AMI is a volunteer-driven association. Your service helps shape and implement our strategic plan. 
AMI welcomes you to volunteer with us. The AMI’s volunteer leadership opportunities are listed below. Applications are generally accepted every spring and fall. Once you select an opportunity and submit your interest form, it will be reviewed by volunteer leadership and you will be notified of the outcome within a few weeks. 

Volunteering with AMI provides many benefits, including: 

  • Contributing to the overall mission of AMI  
  • Meeting and engaging with other professionals within the field 
  • Gaining valuable experience to help advance your career 
  • Preparing yourself for potential board service through committee leadership 
  • Receive points toward future Fellow recognition for generous volunteer service

You may volunteer for any committee on the interest form, however, the committees listed below are actively recruiting volunteers.

Seasonal Volunteer Opportunities

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee oversees the various awards that the AMI gives out annually at the AMI Annual Meeting, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, The Brödel Award and Salon Awards. The committee consists of at least two current members who oversee the award selection committee, manage the annual selection timeline, coordinate award ceremony planning, moderate the onsite awards ceremony and assist in distributing the Salon ribbons at the annual meeting.  

The AMI is looking for 1-2 individuals to join the Awards Committee and assist AMI between the months of February – July.

The monthly time commitment is estimated to be:
  • February - 4 hours
  • March – 4 hours 
  • April – 2 hours 
  • May – 2 hours 
  • June – 8 hours 
  • July – 8 hours preparation, 4 hours onsite 

AMI Annual Conference Student Workers

Each year, the AMI recruits student workers to assist with the AMI Salon and other functions at the AMI Annual Meeting. Student members will receive an email with the sign up link in May, and students will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.

AMI Annual Conference Photographer

*Note: A photographer has been selected for the AMI 2023 Annual Conference.

The AMI is seeking a member with photography experience to capture photos during the AMI Annual Meeting July 19-22, 2023 in Henderson, Nevada. The volunteer selected will be expected to have high-quality equipment and capture photos during each meeting function, which will be delivered to AMI for use. The selected volunteer will receive a complimentary registration to the 2023 AMI Annual Conference in return for their efforts and the photo files. Submit the interest form by May 18 and HQ will be in touch!

AMI Salon Judge

The AMI will soon be seeking professional and emeritus members to serve as judges for the 2024 Annual Salon.

There will be both online and onsite judging options available for 2024! Judges may participate in online judging only, or both online and on-site judging at the AMI Annual Conference in Rochester, New York.

  1. Online Judging - Please plan to allocate several hours during the online judging period (TBA) to review artwork and meet with your judging group. Online judging will be done through a new platform, Award Force, to streamline the process.
  2. Online and Onsite judging: Judging will be conducted and finalized online for most categories. However, judging will be finalized onsite for the following categories: E. Illustrated Text (Traditionally printed book) and H. Simulators, Prosthetics, and Sculptural Products. If you are interested in judging one or both of those categories, please sign up and plan to be onsite the afternoon of July 24, 2024.

The sign up form will be available soon!

Annual Volunteer Opportunities


The AMI Accreditation Review Committee for the Medical Illustrator (ARC-MI) is looking for 2-4 new members to join the team. ARC-MI is a standing committee of the AMI which is vested with the responsibility and authority to evaluate graduate programs in medical illustration that have requested accreditation and to make recommendations to the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Board of Directors. Volunteers for ARC-MI must be Professional members of the AMI. Time commitment varies based on role and the programs that have requested accreditation.

Communications Committee

The AMI Communications Committee (Website, Newsletter and PR) is looking for 2-4 new members to join the team. The communications committee provides oversight and insights into AMI’s websites, social media channels and the AMI Newsletter. Volunteers are needed immediately to help with social media strategy and content curation. A minimum of two-year commitment is desired, but is not required. Time commitment varies based on role.

Diversity Committee

The AMI Diversity Committee welcomes and encourages new members to join the team. The diversity committee works on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within the association. Time commitment varies based on role, but is approximately 2-3 hours per month.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is seeking 3-5 new members to join the team which meets once every 1-2 months. The AMI Membership Committee provides feedback on AMI’s membership join process and continuously evaluates AMI member benefits from a value and equity perspective. The committee recommends potential new benefits and engagement opportunities.to bring additional value to members. Time commitment is approximately 2-3 hours per month.

Online Learning Committee

The Online Learning Committee is seeking 2-4 new members to join the team. The AMI Online Learning Committee works to develop, disseminate and archive online educational media for AMI members. Time commitment is approximately 2-3 hours per month.

Web Committee

The Web Committee is seeking a new member to help create Google Analytics reports. These reports would gather information about web traffic for the different AMI sites and inform inform any new web / social media initiatives. The AMI Web Committee provides support to the AMI community by creating external facing websites, maintaining the HUB, and maintaining AMI.org. Commitment is flexible, but time commitment is approximately 2-3 hours per month.