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Looking for an opportunity to volunteer with VNA? We have a wide range of opportunities to fit every skill level and schedule! Take a look at our volunteer roles below and complete our volunteer interest form, and we'll be in touch with more information. 

Government Relations

We have several volunteer opportunities for those nurses interested in government relations.
  • The Government Relations Commission works to develop VNA’s policy agenda, advocate for the nursing profession throughout the year and during the General Assembly session, and helps plan our annual Legislative Summit.
  • Chapter Government Relations volunteers plan annual legislative receptions in conjunction with other specialty nursing organizations and work to build relationships with local legislators in order to advance Nursing’s Public Policy platforms. Interested volunteers do not need to have policy experience.

Nursing Education
Volunteers for the Commission on Nursing Education provide strategic insight and guidance for the development of the VNA Education Plan, the ANCC accredited Approval and Provider units, and help to address key issues related to nursing academic education and nursing professional development. Commission members promote collaboration between practice and academia as well as among the various nursing education groups in Virginia.


Workforce Issues Commission
Workforce Issues Commission volunteers collaborate to develop plans and educational opportunities to help  address the major issues facing registered nurses in VA, including workplace incivility, staffing, and more.


Student Outreach
Student Outreach volunteers work within their local VNA chapters to plan an annual student event in their region and build relationships with local nursing student groups and schools of nursing.


Local Chapter Leadership
Chapter leaders work to promote VNA and nursing in their local areas, plan and host educational and social events, and much more!

Diabetes and Pain Management Presenters
Nurses with experience in pain management or diabetes are invited to share their knowledge in their local communities! We provide the presentation and help to set up opportunities for educating the public on these important health issues. 

Speakers Bureau
VNA is always looking for subject matter experts and presenters for conferences, chapter events, educational presentations, and more! Submit your information, and we'll contact you when appropriate speaking opportunities arise. (Requires resume or CV submission)

External Board Service (State Boards and Committees)
VNA often recommends interested nurses for positions on state boards and committees, including the Board of Nursing, and by selecting this option, your information, you will be included on our potential candidate list. (Requires resume submission)

Virtual Community Facilitator
Looking for a volunteer opportunity that's flexible and doesn't require travel? We need topic experts to facilitate conversation in our online communities. Current topic areas are: pain management/opioids, staffing, and workplace incivility.