Volunteering FAQ

How do I find a volunteer opportunity? 

All opportunities are visible by going to the Volunteer with AMS page and selecting the program in which you would like to view volunteer opportunities.

What is a virtual opportunity and how do I find one? 

Virtual volunteer opportunities can be completed from a remote location, virtually anywhere, usually with a computer, Internet connection, phone, and/or fax. Virtual opportunities do not require the volunteer to be physically present at a specific location.

What is the volunteer pool? 

The volunteer pool is a collection of members who have indicated that they are interested in volunteering and hearing about future engagement opportunities within AMS. After opting in to the pool, those seeking volunteers can invite these members via email and community messages to specific opportunities (based on the volunteer's preferences and qualifications). 

How do I opt in to the volunteer pool?

On your profile you will see a button to opt in, with the prompt “invite me to volunteer opportunities.” You will also see the ability to opt in after applying for an opportunity. If you haven't applied for an opportunity yet, you may also opt in to the volunteer pool by clicking an opt-in link embedded in an email, CMS page, or discussion post. You can also opt in right here!

How do I opt out of the volunteer pool? 

You can opt out through your profile, selecting “No” to the prompt “Invite me to volunteer opportunities?”

If I'm not an AMS member, can I still volunteer? 

Some opportunities are available to AMS members only, while some opportunities are open to all. Make sure to check the description in the opportunity details for more information. Even if you aren't an AMS member, you will have to fill out some information. 

What if I need to cancel a commitment?
Please communicate any changes to your schedule with the point of contact for the position for which you have been accepted. 

Are there rules I need to know?
Volunteers should conduct themselves in accordance with the Code of Conduct. Please familiarize yourself with the Code of Conduct in order to give yourself and others the best volunteering experience. 

What if I have further questions?

Feel free to Contact Us!