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Volunteer Opportunities

Each year the Foundation funds Student Scholarships, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral fellowships, Research Grants, State of the Science poster presentations, Student Emergency Educational Scholarships, workshops, and other educational opportunities such as the Foundation’s Health Policy Institute CRNA Program. The Foundation also funds health policy research that validates that CRNAs are safe and effective.

To support these programs, the Foundation relies on donations. Thank you to the thousands of AANA members who make a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation each year. The AANA Foundation has a small staff and relies on many volunteers to assist with the important work of the Foundation. Thank you to all members of the following groups who dedicate their time and talent to program and fundraising efforts:

  • Board of Trustees
  • Audit Committee
  • Fellowship Review Committee
  • Grant Review Committee
  • Poster Review Committee
  • RISE Above Steering Committee
  • Scholarship Review Committee
  • State Advocates
  • Student Advocates

Call for Committee Members

The Foundation is currently looking for CRNAs to serve on the Research and Scholarship Committees. The Research Committee reviews applications for research grants, fellowships and poster sessions, and the Scholarship Committee reviews student scholarship applications. The Board of Trustees makes funding decisions based on the recommendations of these committees. If you are interested, please submit a statement of interest along with your CV to foundation@aana.com.

Again, thank you to all Foundation donors and volunteers. To learn more about Foundation volunteer opportunities or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.aanafoundation.com.

Call for State Advocates 

AANA Foundation State Advocates support and promote the Foundation at the state level both philosophically and financially. These volunteers act as liaisons between the AANA Foundation and their state association. Learn more and access the State Advocate Application

Call for Student Advocates 

The AANA Foundation is seeking Student Advocates serve as a liaison between the Foundation and each student’s respective nurse anesthesia program. Student Advocates share information about the Foundation with their student colleagues including general information, dates and deadlines for Foundation events, scholarships, and awards. 

If your program does not have a Student Advocate and you would like to apply, please complete and submit an applicationThe Spring Application deadline is March 31 and the Fall Application deadline is October 31.