Volunteer Spotlight

At the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP), our progress is fueled by the vision of our leaders and by the hard work and commitment of a dedicated network of volunteers. Each year, we ask members to support the ACLP Board and staff in keeping our organization vital and strong. Participating on a committee or work group is a great way to enhance your resume, expand your professional network, and hone leadership skills. 

We are currently accepting Volunteer Interest Forms for most committees and working groups. Please take a moment to review the Volunteer Interest Guide to learn more about the groups and for application instructions. The Volunteer Interest Form will remain open until February 29.

For more information about our current committees, please see the Committees and Working Groups page.

How Can I Get Involved?

All current Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) members are eligible to volunteer. Committee and work group members typically serve a two-year term.

If you're unable to volunteer for a committee at this time but would like to support the organization, consider becoming an ACLP Social Ambassador. Social Ambassadors will be responsible for committing to share, promote, like, and/or comment on ACLP social media posts at least once a week. Social Ambassadors will be added to an email list for special social media volunteer opportunities and will receive recognition for their volunteer work. Participating as a Social Ambassador does not qualify for PDUs.

If you have any questions, please email us for more information!

Volunteer Recognition and Engagement Committee

Q. What is the charge for your committee?

A. The Volunteer Recognition and Engagement Committee fosters volunteer involvement and engagement in the Association of Child Life Professionals to promote and support overall member experience.  This committee encourages ongoing recruitment of both new and engaged volunteer members for committees, taskforces and projects. The committee supports mentoring, coaching and recognition of volunteers while promoting diverse experiences to encourage active engagement with ACLP while promoting overall member experiences across the association.

Q. What is one thing your committee has accomplished in the past year you are most proud of?

A.  Our committee continues to think of ways to engage and recognize future and current volunteers and is currently working on ways to help volunteers feel more informed and positioned to understand and contribute to their committee. We hope that by equipping leaders with a volunteer manual template they will be able to empower and lead their volunteer committee members to accomplish more to promote the work of ACLP and our vision for the coming years.

Q. What is your committee planning for the next year?

A. We have recently begun conversations around equity and inclusion, encouraging committee members to brainstorm ways to keep these necessities top of mind. While these conversations are beginning, I am confident our committee will expand goals and plan for advancement of equity and inclusion moving forward this next year.

Committee Volunteer  

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Rachel Delevett, CCLS

Q. How long have you been a volunteer with ACLP; have you served on other committees previously?

A. I have been a volunteer with ACLP for almost 2 years. The Volunteer Recognition and Engagement Committee was the first committee I’ve served on.

Q. Why did you want to become a volunteer with ACLP?

A.  I wanted to become a volunteer to first get involved with the organization, I wanted to understand more about how the ACLP works, and I wanted to network with specialists outside my hospital system.

Q. What’s your favorite part of volunteering with ACLP?

A. Helping to support the ACLP through the work our committee does-it’s exciting to have an idea and watch it come to fruition.

Q. If you could offer advice to a new volunteer, what would you say?

A. Have an open mind and say yes. When I started on the Volunteer Recognition and Engagement Committee I wasn’t 100% sure what we would be doing, but I said yes to getting to revamp the New Member event at conference, and then was able to chair a subcommittee my second year!

Q. What is one thing you’ve learned as a volunteer?

A. How incredibly hard everyone works for the ACLP to run as smoothly as it does. There is so much behind the scenes work that I took for granted before joining a committee

Q. What fun fact would surprise your peers to know about you?

A.  I traveled to Ireland solo on my own mini Nora Roberts book excursion