April is Global Volunteers Month, and AOM celebrates and thanks its thousands of valued volunteers. Every year, new and long-standing volunteers assume short-term and long-term volunteer roles within AOM. These roles continue to shape the organization, bringing about new changes and initiatives that keep the Academy’s identity fresh and evolving. As a member-based organization, AOM aims to make the volunteer experience as enriching for its volunteers as it is for the community they serve.
AOM's long history of volunteerism has helped to position it as a global leader in the advancement of management, and AOM celebrates its members for their actions, and their service in leadership capacities. Once you become a member of AOM, there are a plethora of volunteer opportunities to be explored. Volunteer roles can range from Annual Meeting DIG volunteers, treasurers, webmasters, communication chairs or career coaching, to larger roles such as Journal Editors and AOM board volunteers.
From being a reviewer to participating at the Annual Meeting, volunteers dedicate time, skills, and efforts to help shape the future of management research and education. Some of the volunteer-led initiatives within AOM include:
AMJ Radio Live
AMR Origins Series
AOM Scholars On…
Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC)
“Being even more involved has helped me stay connected to the community, and to people in the division. As a student representative-at-large, I was able to help the community, and to interact and work with a lot of scholars, whom not only I have read their work, but also people who I admire.”
-Assia Lasfer, Assistant Professor of Management at Laval University
Learn more about volunteer opportunities within the Academy.
Help shape the future of AOM by voting in the Board of Governors elections, as well as DIG Elections, open now through 17 May.