Get Involved. Share your talents and deepen your engagement with NAHUC and your association peers.

Sharing your time and talents brings together people of diverse ages, backgrounds, and locations making us stronger and broadening our reach.

Volunteers are the fuel that power associations. NAHUC offers a variety of ways for you to get involved, from short-term volunteer projects (micro-volunteerism) to board service. With every new volunteer, NAHUC grows more energized and better equipped to reach our common goal of promoting health unit coordinating as a profession. In turn, volunteering can enhance your personal and professional development.

 

NAHUC encourages the active participation of all our dedicated members in relevant, meaningful and fun activities. NAHUC is asking every member to consider the talents and skills they have to offer. Together, we work together to support NAHUC’s mission and vision while enjoying opportunities to use your talents and develop new skills.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Become Involved:

  1. It is fun.

  2. It connects you to other health unit coordinators nationally and internationally.

  3. It provides you with opportunities to use your talents and develop new skills.

  4. It gives you a sense of purpose in your career choice.

  5. It helps you make a difference to the health unit coordinator profession.

     

      NAHUC created opportunities for micro-volunteerism because there are ways you can participate in flexible, shorter periods of time. Micro-volunteerism is a fantastic way to use your talents and make a contribution that fits your interests and your available time.

      Check out the following opportunities to see if one fits you!

      Ambassador

      NAHUC Ambassador/Advocate

       

      Signup Deadline: Open

      Starts: Ongoing

      Ends: Ongoing

      Time Commitment: Flexible

      Location: Remote and local

       

      Description: Ambassadors are members who are loyal, true champions of the association’s overall brand and mission. An ambassador is a representative, promoter and campaigner of health unit coordinating and NAHUC.

       

      Outcomes/Responsibilities: Act as Ambassador for NAHUC and the health unit coordinating profession. Network with staff in your facility and other facilities in your area. Share information about NAHUC certification and continuing education. Informational flyers are provided by the NAHUC office.

       

      Volunteer Criteria:

      1. Current NAHUC member
      2. Outgoing and enthusiastic.
      3. Excellent communication skills.
      4. Work well independently and as part of a team.

       

      Volunteer Benefits: Opportunity to support your peers and their professional development.

      This role directly contributes to NAHUC’s mission to promote health unit coordinating as a profession and increase awareness of the value of the skill set needed by health unit coordinators and other healthcare support team members performing similar tasks. Opportunity to network with other healthcare professionals. Opportunity to increase your visibility within your facility. Opportunity to utilize and sharpen communication and leadership skills.

       

      Volunteers Needed: Unlimited

      Experience Required: None

      Contact Hours Awarded: 2 NAHUC contact hours awarded annually upon receipt of written report of activities

      NAHUC Facilitator: NAHUC Board of Directors

       

       

      Correcting Member Newsletter Quizzes

      Correcting Member Newsletter Quizzes

       

      Signup Deadline: Ongoing

      Starts: Quarterly in January, April, July, and October

      Ends: Quarterly in March, June, September, and December

      Time Commitment: Approximately 20 hours over a three-month period.

      Location: Remote at home

       

      Description: Volunteers for this activity will support the delivery of continuing education contact hours to participating NAHUC members by receiving completed quizzes, correcting quizzes, and issuing contact hour certificates.

       

      Outcomes/Responsibilities: Receive quizzes, score quizzes, return quizzes and issue contact hour certificates, and record contact hour certificate numbers.

       

      Volunteer Criteria:

      1. Current NAHUC member.
      2. Must have a device with MS Office Suite, internet access, and email address.
      3. Proficient at using MS Excel.
      4. Able to receive and send paper mail at one’s primary residence or P.O. Box in continental U.S.
      5. Able to correct and issue certificates within three weeks of receipt over a two-month period.

       

      Volunteer Benefits: Opportunity to support peers who are pursuing professional development.

       

      Volunteers Needed: Four annually

      Experience Required: None required

      Contact Hours Awarded: Three  NAHUC Contact Hours for each quarter corrected, limited to three times in a three-year period.

      NAHUC Facilitator: NAHUC Education Board Director

      Digital Advocate

      Digital Advocate

      Signup Deadline: Open

      Starts: Ongoing

      Ends: Ongoing

      Time Commitment: 15 minutes weekly

      Location: Remote

       

      Description: Volunteers for this activity are true champions who promote health unit coordinating and NAHUC through social media.

       

      Outcomes/Responsibilities: Follow or subscribe to one or all of NAHUC’s social media accounts. Like and comment on NAHUC’s posts. Encourage others to comment on our posts and share them with others. Support NAHUC’s active social media campaigns and online fundraising activities. Spread NAHUC images, messaging and activities through personal social media networks.

       

      Volunteer Criteria:

      1. Open to all regardless of member status or job title.
      2. Must have a device with internet access, and a working email address, and have the ability to create a personal account on one or more of the following social media platforms: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube .
      3. Hands-on experience with one or more of the following social media. platforms: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
      4. Is familiar with using use social media and other online tools to engage members, donors, and corporate partners and generate interest.
      5. Large social media network is a plus, but not required.
      6. Outgoing, enthusiastic and creative.
      7. Excellent communication skills.
      8. Work well independently and as part of a team.

       

      Volunteer Benefits: This role directly contributes NAHUC’s mission to promote health unit coordinating as a profession and increase awareness of the value of the skill set needed by health unit coordinators and other healthcare support team members performing similar tasks. Opportunity to directly impact the increase in the number of NAHUC followers. Opportunity to network with other healthcare professionals. Opportunity to stay updated with current events in the NAHUC community. Opportunity to utilize and sharpen communication skills.

       

      Volunteers Needed: Unlimited

      Experience Required: None

      Contact Hours Awarded:  0.10 contact hours awarded for each share or like, up to 3.0 NAHUC contact hours annually.

      NAHUC Facilitator: NAHUC Office

      Promoting Certification Exam

      Promote NAHUC Certification Exam

       

      Signup Deadline: Open

      Starts: Ongoing

      Ends: Ongoing

      Time Commitment: Flexible

      Location: Local and Remote

       

      Description: Volunteers for this activity will promote certification by distributing promotional flyers in person and electronically. Volunteers may also identify new opportunities for communications and promotions.

       

      Outcomes/Responsibilities: Distribute flyers in person or via email to local contacts and colleagues.

       

      Volunteer Criteria:

      1. Open to all regardless of member status or job title.
      2. Able to send and receive email and print MS Word or PDF documents for distribution.

       

      Volunteer Benefits: Opportunity to promote health unit coordinating as a profession through increasing awareness of the certification exam and the importance of the skill set needed by health unit coordinators and other healthcare support team members performing similar tasks. Opportunity to directly impact the increase of exams administered.

       

      Volunteers Needed: Unlimited

      Experience Required: None required

      Contact Hours Awarded: There are no education contact hours awarded for this activity.

      NAHUC Facilitator: Certification Board Director

       

      Promoting H.U.C. Recognition Week

      Promoting H.U.C. Recognition Week

       

      Signup Deadline: July 25

      Starts: August 1

      Ends: August 29

      Time Commitment: One to four hours over a four-week period.

      Location: Local and Remote

       

      Description: Volunteers for this activity will support the recognition and celebration of H.U.C. Week by distributing Health Unit Coordinator Week flyers in person and electronically before and during H.U.C. Week August 23-29.

       

      Outcomes/Responsibilities: Distribute flyers in person or via email to local contacts and colleagues. Flyers are provided by the NAHUC office.

       

      Volunteer Criteria:

      1. Open to all regardless of member status or job title.
      2. Able to send and receive email and print MS Word or PDF documents for distribution.

       

      Volunteer Benefits: Opportunity to promote the recognition and celebration of the valuable work performed by health unit coordinators and other healthcare support team members performing similar tasks.

       

      Volunteers Needed: Unlimited

      Experience Required: None required

      Contact Hours Awarded: There are no education contact hours awarded for this activity.

      NAHUC Facilitator: NAHUC Vice President

       

      Proofreading Member Newsletter

      Coordinator Proofreader

       

      Signup Deadline: Ongoing

      Starts: Quarterly in February, May, August, and November

      Ends: Quarterly in February, May, August, and November

      Time Commitment: Approximately one to two hours per quarter

      Location: Remote

       

      Description: Volunteers for this activity will support the NAHUC Publication committee by proofreading “The Coordinator” for format, grammar, punctuation, and spelling, and relevance of content.

       

      Outcomes/Responsibilities:  A proofreader’s responsibilities include double-checking (and sometimes triple checking) works for errors and mistakes, such as:

      • Typographical errors
      • Inconsistencies in style or layout
      • Awkward page and word breaks
      • Missing punctuation and spelling mistakes; and
      • Any other issues that might spoil the reading experience.
      • Relevance of content to profession of health unit coordinating, healthcare community, and current medical knowledge.

       

      Volunteer Criteria:

      1. Current NAHUC member.
      2. Must have a device with Adobe reader or MS Publisher, internet access, and a working email address.
      3. Ability to work independently.
      4. Attention to detail.
      5. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
      6. Meet proofreading deadlines.
      7. Be able to receive documents to proofread electronically via email.

       

      Volunteer Benefits: Opportunity to support peers who are pursuing professional development. Opportunity to utilize and sharpen communication skills.

       

      Volunteers Needed: Four annually

      Experience Required: None required

      Contact Hours Awarded: One NAHUC contact hour per issue proofread, limited to 2 per year

      NAHUC Facilitator: Editor of “the Coordinator” newsletter

      Shopper

      Shopper

       

      Signup Deadline: Open

      Starts: Ongoing

      Ends: Ongoing

      Time Commitment: Flexible

      Location: Remote

       

      Description: Volunteers for this activity generate donations to NAHUC while shopping.

       

      Outcomes/Responsibilities: Generate donations to NAHUC by shopping for yourself or others on AmazonSmile. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/86-0436676 and AmazonSmile will donate to National Association of Health Coordinators, at no cost to you. Volunteers can also help spread awareness by re-posting their activity via social media.

       

      Volunteer Criteria:

      1. Open to all regardless of member status or job title.
      2. Must have a device with internet access, and a working email address, and have the ability to create a personal account with Amazon.

       

      Volunteer Benefits: Volunteers directly increase revenue for NAHUC at no cost to them and at no increase to the price paid for items ordered via AmazonSmile.

       

      Volunteers Needed: Unlimited

      Experience Required: None

      Contact Hours Awarded: There are no NAHUC education contact hours awarded for this activity.

      NAHUC Facilitator: NAHUC Office

       

       

      Social Media Specialist

      Social Media Specialist

       

      Signup Deadline: Open

      Starts: Ongoing

      Ends: Ongoing

      Time Commitment: One to two hours a month

      Location: Remote

       

      Description: A Social Media Specialist is responsible for creating content for social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, to grow an audience, engage new and existing members, and ultimately, promote the profession.

       

      Outcomes/Responsibilities: Develop, write and edit innovative and creative media content for social media platforms. Perform research to find articles, stories, and resources, relevant to NAHUC to share with followers. Contribute creative ideas and develop strategies to increase followership and engagement.

       

      Volunteer Criteria:

      1. NAHUC member status must be current.
      2. Must have a device with internet access, and a working email address, and have the ability to create a personal account on one or more of the following social media platforms: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube .
      3. Hands-on experience with one or more of the following social media. platforms: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
      4. Is familiar with using use social media and other online tools to engage members, donors, and corporate partners and generate interest.
      5. Experience with marketing and social media, either through education, work or volunteering.
      6. Outgoing, enthusiastic and creative.
      7. Excellent communication skills.
      8. Strong writing and editing skills, with keen attention to detail.
      9. Work well independently and as part of a team, and able to meet deadlines.

       

      Volunteer Benefits: This role directly contributes NAHUC’s mission to promote health unit coordinating as a profession and increase awareness of the value of the skill set needed by health unit coordinators and other healthcare support team members performing similar tasks. Opportunity to network with other healthcare professionals. Opportunity to showcase and sharpen your marketing and creative talents. Opportunity to directly impact the increase in the number of NAHUC followers.

       

      Volunteers Needed: Three

      Experience Required: None required

      Contact Hours Awarded: 0.5 contact hours awarded for 1 submission, up to 3.0 NAHUC contact hours annually.

      NAHUC Facilitator: NAHUC Office

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      By checking here, I agree to work within the NAHUC bylaws and policies, and I agree to demonstrate commitment to the NAHUC mission, vision, and values and I agree to adhere to the NAHUC Code of Ethics. If I cannot continue to contribute to the outcomes and responsibilities for this activity, I will notify the NAHUC Office.

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