Volunteer Positions

Serving in leadership is one of the most important ways for members to contribute to the work and mission of APC. Each member has gifts and talents that can contribute to the ongoing success of our organization. In exchange for your time and your support, you will develop leadership skills that will benefit you both professionally and personally. Volunteering is just as easy as it is rewarding. As a volunteer, you can:

  • Contribute to professional and organizational issues
  • Exercise new leadership, teambuilding and communication skills
  • Network intimately with experts and thought leaders in professional chaplaincy
  • Design “by members, for members” programming
  • Receive complimentary leadership training and information
  • Engage fellow members in meaningful dialogue
  • Work collaboratively in order to foster a spirit of innovation and creativity
  • Learn from diverse people and viewpoints
  • Contribute firsthand to knowledge creation

Roster of State Leaders

Past board members have said that when they began volunteering for APC, their knowledge of the profession grew, and so did their passion for our organization and its mission.

Nominations, including self-nominations, are sought from the general membership. Vacant positions are announced via APC e-mails to the membership.

Please watch the video below to learn more about getting involved with APC.

Volunteer and Special Interest

If you would like to express your interest in volunteering your time and talent or have a special expertise/interest that you would like the APC National Office to know about, please complete the Volunteer and Special Interest Form to be considered for applicable opportunities.

State Leadership Opportunities

Our goal is to assure a network of leaders who represent the diversity of our membership and are equipped with the resources to effectively serve our members.

For members interested in serving as a local leader, position descriptions for each leadership position are available outlining the duties of each position. To apply, please submit an Application for Appointed Position Form.

National Leadership Opportunities

BCCI Certification Specialist

A Certification Specialists is a Board-Certified Chaplain with experience serving on committees and who has demonstrated a clear understanding of the policies and procedures of the committee interviews. They help ensure that all committee interviews are being conducted in a way that follows our policies and procedures and offers the most fair and open space possible for our candidates to demonstrate their competencies. For more information and to apply, visit the Application for Certification Specialist.


Members may apply for an appointed position as a member of a Committee or Task Force. Please review the list of Committee Descriptions to learn more about the different committees that exist. We invite you to submit an Application for Appointed Position Form for the position that suits your talents and interests. For more information about a particular position and its duties/responsibilities, please contact the chair of that group or the national office.

Board of Directors

Nominations, including self-nominations, for these positions are sought from the general membership. According to his or her position, each director serves a three-year term of office and must be willing to commit the time for this national leadership role. The secretary serves one year as secretary, one year as treasurer, one year as president-elect and one year as president, for a total of four years. Available positions are announced APC e-mails to the membership.

Nomination Form
Position Descriptions and Nomination Process