We Want You to Get Involved!
AWHONN’s initiatives rely heavily upon volunteers and we cannot succeed without them. We know your time is important and your participation is appreciated. There are often opportunities available for members to get involved at the Section (state) and Chapter (local) levels. Some opportunities are short-term and some are long-term leadership positions that help develop the strategic direction of AWHONN and the profession.
Giving back to the profession through volunteerism can be extremely rewarding and helps to develop skills and relationships that can be beneficial throughout your career. Other benefits include:
- Strengthen your leadership skills as you share experiences, challenges and successes with new professional contacts, mentors and friends
- Develop relationships with other nursing professionals who share your commitment to your community
- Meet local nursing associates at your chapter meetings and events
- Volunteer for leadership opportunities locally
- Be recognized as a leader in the community
Contact your Section for possible volunteer opportunities by using this resource to locate your Section’s web page. You can reach out to leadership in that Section to get more information about becoming a local leader or volunteer. Getting involved at the local level is one of the best ways to get more out of your membership, to learn more about AWHONN and help advance its mission. If need additional help, want to talk to someone about the different volunteer opportunities or have other questions, please reach out to Carmen McCormick, AWHONN’s Manager of Section and Chapter Services.
JOGNN and NWH Reviewers
Former JOGNN Reviewer of the year and JOGNN Editorial Advisory Board member Lori Williams, DNP, RNC, CCRN, NNP, talks about the many benefits of reviewing for JOGNN. If you are interested in reviewing and your work has been published in a peer-reviewed journal(s), please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also pass this message along to friends and colleagues!
Former Nursing for Women’s Health Reviewer of the Year, Tiffany M. Montgomery, PhD, RNC-OB, C-EFM, discusses the benefits of reviewing for Nursing for Women’s Health. If you are interested in applying to become a volunteer peer reviewer for Nursing for Women’s Health, please review the qualifications and responsibilities as described in the Guidelines for Reviewers. If you feel you can meet them, you can request an application to become a reviewer by emailing email@example.com.