Volunteer with AME

Volunteers are at the very heart of AME. Their contributions and dedication are vital to our organization and the services we are able to provide. AME offers a variety of ways for members to get involved, from short-term volunteer projects to board and committee service. Our volunteers develop their professional skills and connections, give back to the continuous improvement community and form lasting friendships as they share, learn and grow together. Since our creation as a not-for-profit in 1985 by a group of volunteers, AME has grown to represent approximately 4,000 members. Today, AME is primarily driven by volunteers who provide relentless support, energy and time to help their fellow members prosper in today’s challenging global marketplace. AME volunteers enable our vision of a modern-day manufacturing renaissance driven by people-centric leadership coupled with enterprise excellence.

Why volunteer with AME?

"I would never had had the opportunity to have this network and be surrounded by so many talented people if I had not volunteered for AME." - Katherine Manuel, AME volunteer

"The organization is awesome and good to their volunteers. Even though you’re volunteering, you still network with people and learn so much. It’s also just an amazing conference." - Nicki Schmidt, AME volunteer

"It has been valuable to benchmark how other companies have tackled continuous improvement." - Kanak Bhalla, AME volunteer

"I would encourage people to volunteer because it’s a great learning experience. It’s also a great networking experience. The people you meet are amazing. There are phenomenally talented individuals in the organization and having the chance to interact with them on a volunteer basis, you can learn from them." - John Rubio, AME volunteer

Get engaged with your AME community on social media:

Join your region's LinkedIn Group and start networking. To access your group, visit your region homepage. While you're at it, join AME’s LinkedIn Group, which has more than 19,500 members!

Follow @ameconnect on Twitter and Instagram: Use the hashtag #AME

Subscribe to our YouTube channel: TheAMEConnect

Like us on Facebook @AMEConnect


Types of volunteer opportunities:

There are many ways to get involved, from short-term projects to board and committee service! We also need volunteers to work on our international conferences. Whether you want to dip your toe, wade in or deep dive with AME, there is a role for you! Click below to see some of the ways in which you can participate.

If you are interested in volunteering with AME, please email us at volunteersupport@ame.org or fill out the form at the bottom of this page, and indicate your area(s) of interest. 

Call for volunteers!

AME currently has several openings on regional boards. See below for info on where the organization needs help, and what to do if you’re interested. Questions about the openings or the application process? Contact Sharon Halsey at sharon@scfusa.org or 803-657-6183.

Northeastern (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont): Looking for board members from all states

Mid-Atlantic (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.): One board opening in each of the following states: West Virginia and New York

Southeastern (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia): One board opening in each of the following states: Kentucky, Louisiana and South Carolina

Great Lakes (Ohio, Michigan and Indiana): Looking for board members from all states

Midwestern (Illinois and Missouri): Looking for board members from both states

North Central (Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin): Looking for board members from all states

Southwestern (Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming): Looking for two new board members (in total) from any of the states in the region

Western (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington): One board opening in Idaho

Canada: Looking for board members from the west region of the country (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan); No current openings for other areas

If you are interested in serving on your regional board, please submit your resume/bio to Sharon Halsey, administrative assistant for AME regions, at sharon@scfusa.org, and indicate the region in which you would like to serve. Current board members, especially the regional president and/or vice president, may reach out to you for an informal discussion to learn more about you. The board will then discuss your application and vote via email or at the next board meeting. You will be notified of the board’s decision within a few weeks.

Dip your toe

View roles that range from one-time events to minor time committments, click here.

Wade in

View roles that range from reoccuring periods of service to more considerable time commitments, click here.


Deep dive

View long-term roles requiring multiple service hours per week, click here.