AGS volunteer leaders are vital to our efforts to ensure older adults have access to high-quality, person-centered care. Your time and expertise as a subcommittee member are among our most important and valued resources.
What are subcommittee members responsible for?
Subcommittee Members are responsible for:
- Actively participating in the work of the subcommittee by volunteering to take assignments which may include semi-annual conference calls, review of draft documents and other tasks pertaining to the subcommittees mission.
- Being available to answer questions and provide advice to the subcommittee chair and AGS staff.
Subcommittee Member Expectations
We expect our subcommittee Members to be familiar with:
- The Society’s history
- Our mission and goals
- Our current policy efforts
- The wealth of programs and products offered by the AGS, Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs, and the AGS Health in Aging Foundation.
What We Look for When Considering Subcommittee Member Requests for Appointment to a Committee
There are no term limits for subcommittee members. We encourage subcommittee members to speak with their subcommittee chair about applying for membership on a Committee as the Committee nomination process approaches (the deadline is mid-December ). Your subcommittee chair will be able to advise you on the appointment process and your readiness for full committee service.
When considering applications from subcommittee members for full committee service, we will look at:
- Participation: How active has a subcommittee member been during his/her term (e.g., Has the subcommittee member taken an active role in the work of the subcommittee?)?
- Attendance: Did the subcommittee member attend quarterly conference calls?