Become a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with AACN. Volunteers, like you, play a major role in influencing, shaping and defining the practice of critical care nursing and the healthcare profession. By bringing forth your expertise and unique perspectives and joining them with the skills and knowledge of your colleagues, you are providing the invaluable resources necessary to fulfill our mission and drive excellence in patient care.

Getting Started

The first step in becoming a volunteer is to fill out your Volunteer Profile. The information you provide here will populate our Volunteer Database, the tool we use to select potential volunteers for any given opportunity. Accurate completion of this profile is key to ensuring that you are considered for the opportunities you are qualified for and interested in.

Please review the following resources prior to completing your profile:

Complete Profile

You are now ready to create your Volunteer Profile. If you need assistance in this process, please see the Directions for Completing Your Volunteer Profile. You may also contact the Volunteer Department at any time at

An essential part of completing your profile is uploading your CV. We must have your CV/Resume to consider you for a volunteer position. You can access your profile at any time to update it.

What Happens Next

Your information will now be stored in our Volunteer Database. Whenever there is a need for volunteers that matches your skill sets and interests, we will contact you.

Volunteer Invitation

Volunteer invitations are sent out via Survey Monkey. Each invitation will include a position description with detailed information about the opportunity.

This will include the purpose of the group, the type of work that will be required, the timeframe in which the work must be completed and any special qualifications required, such as specific technical capabilities and licensing/educational requirements. 

If you are interested in being considered for a specific volunteer position, you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire regarding information specifically needed for that particular opportunity. 

Important: If you have ever opted out of receiving messages from Survey Monkey, you will not receive these invitations. If you feel you may have blocked your email address in Survey Monkey in the past, or if you are unsure, please use this link to unblock your email address.

Additional Communication

Notification Email

All applicants are notified whether they have or have not been selected for a volunteer group. If the timeframe outlined in the confirmation message at the end of the volunteer questionnaire has past and you have not received a notification email, feel free to contact the Volunteer Department to check the status of the selection process. We’ll also apprise you of any changes in the timeline. 



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