Volunteering with AOM

Each year, Academy of Management (AOM) members from around the world contribute to the collective future of the organization by serving in both short and long-term volunteer roles. There are opportunities for everyone, whether you are a student, an early career scholar, or a seasoned academic or practitioner. Regardless of where you are on your career path, volunteer participation in AOM is encouraged and welcomed!

Many AOM members begin their volunteer journey through their Divisions and Interest Groups (DIGs). A terrific first step to involvement with your DIG is serving as a reviewer for the annual meeting, and from there can grow to participation as a discussant or session chair at annual meeting sessions. Further volunteer opportunities may lead to serving on committees or elected DIG leadership positions.  No matter how you choose to get involved, building connections with other AOM members who share your specific interests and disciplines will help you to expand your network and develop valuable professional relationships. 

Your volunteer involvement in AOM adds to the value of our scholarly communities. We hope you will lend your time and expertise to continue enriching the future of the organization and the profession.

A History Based on Volunteerism

AOM was founded by a group of dedicated scholars to represent and grow teaching and research of management scholarship. For decades, AOM was solely volunteer run. Today, members dedicating their time and talent continues to be integral to AOM’s core of operations. We thank our hundreds of volunteers!

Our volunteer leadership structure has ensured that the future of AOM is shaped by its members. As a professional and voluntary association, AOM strives to create community by building networks that facilitate learning and open exchanges. Volunteering also provides a personal return on investment such as the ability to touch and influence the direction of the AOM, growing your own leadership skills and building relationships with new contacts. AOM's long history of volunteerism has helped to position it as a global leader in the advancement of management, and we celebrate members for their volunteerism, their service in leadership capacities, and their professional accomplishments through our Awards and Recognition activities.

Did you know…

  • Volunteering is mainly centered around specific Divisions and Interests Groups (DIGs), allowing you to connect with those who have similar interests and career paths
  • Volunteering allows you to expand your network
  • Volunteer opportunities include submitting an article and presenting your work at our Annual Meeting
  • Through volunteering, you can influence the future of AOM by nominating members for leadership roles
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Get Involved

Volunteer with a committee or in another capacity within AOM. Find the opportunity that best suits you. Engage with fellow members, support AOM, and help shape the future of management.

Member Volunteer opportunities

Call for Volunteers

Call for Volunteers: IM Division Scholarship and Engagement Committee Chair

The IM Division invites expressions of interest for the role of Chair of the IM Scholarship and Engagement Committee Chair, responsible for planning the IM Scholarship and Engagement Event at AOM 2024.
Call for Volunteers

Call for Volunteers: ENT Division Ambassadors Program at AOM 2024

The ENT Division invites volunteers to join the ENT Ambassadors Program at AOM 2024. Members will assist in the planning and support of events and activities during the Annual Meeting. Build your network and support ENT.


Smriti Anand

Volunteering at AOM is important to me because I see AOM as a large family, wherein we all need to do our part to help each other. I usually volunteer as a mentor to PhD students. This is because I remember how my mentors helped me navigate all the uncertainties that the PhD program entails. Volunteering with AOM makes me feel like I belong. It allows me to give back to the community, and also build new relationships. Special Memory: One of my mentees said, 'I will do this one day; you have inspired me to give back.'"


Angela Miles

Volunteering with AOM has become an integral part of my academic career. I believe that volunteering is important to support growth, continuity, and collegiality. The decisions and unexpected outcomes that have inspired me to volunteer with AOM have involved collective engagement, paying it forward, and promoting and evolving the discipline. Personally, volunteering with AOM has allowed the cultivation of friendships and partnerships. Professionally, volunteering with AOM has allowed me to grow and practice in the discipline that brings me joy! My special memories of volunteering with AOM include the PhD Project and the Career Services families. The memories of the dinners, the laughter, the conversations, and the collective achievements are incentives that sustain our discipline and develops leaders."


Kevin Rockmann

Volunteering for AOM has been a part of my life for the last 20 years, since I co-chaired the NDSC as a young doctoral student. This work, from being a reviewer to a program chair and now an editor, is not only meaningful to me but is indeed part of who I am. We use this word "service" to connote tasks we'd rather not do but are doing anyway to help others. In each of these roles though I've been able to grow, learn, and, most importantly, connect. This is not service, this is a pleasure. To have opportunities to travel the world, make new friends, and build and innovate in new ways is incredibly fulfilling, and am I so grateful for the volunteer opportunities that have come my way. Thank you AOM!"


Sherry Thatcher

Volunteering at AOM is an important service activity that benefits the community that we are all a part of. In order for your AOM community to represent you, it is important to show up and help. Volunteering at AOM has provided tremendous benefits as it expands your network and allows you the opportunity to meet smart, engaging, interesting, funny, and authentic people from across management disciplines. I can’t imagine our profession without AOM, so I will continue to volunteer in whatever capacity I can to ensure that this community continues to exist and thrive."

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