ENA Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are at the heart of ENA’s organization

ENA volunteers provide a link to nursing practice, education and special needs that benefit our members. As a volunteer, you will have many opportunities at the state, local, and national level to network with your fellow nurses around the country. Through your collaborative work, you will be able to influence the emergency nursing profession as well as to advance your own professional development.

Take a moment to review the ENA volunteer opportunities and participation requirements to see what might be a good fit for you. 

 

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Volunteer Roles

ENA National Committee

ENA Committees reflect the key areas of focus for ENA as determined by the Board of Directors. Committees are typically ongoing with two to three year terms depending on the area of focus and outcomes. Each committee has a specific charge that is reviewed and approved annually by the Board of Directors. There are three standing committees as defined in the ENA bylaws: Finance, Resolutions, and Nominations. 

ENA Work Team

Work Teams are typically associated with completing a single set of tasks over a set period of time. Generally, work team members remain until charges are completed. 

ENA Advisory Council

Advisory councils have rotating terms that range from one to two years. Councils help provide guidance and direction as relates to a specific topic or cohort.

ENA Foundation Committee

ENA Foundation committees reflect the key areas of focus for ENA Foundation as determined by the ENA Foundation Board of Trustees. The three ENA Foundation committees are ENA Foundation Fundraising Committee, ENA Foundation Scholarship Committee, and ENA Foundation Research Grant Committee. These committees are ongoing with one to two-year terms. Each committee has specific charges set by the Foundation Board of Trustees.

 

  

Thank you to all the 2017 ENA National Volunteer Group members for your hard work and dedication on an ENA National volunteer group.

2018 ENA National Volunteer Group Roster

 

 

Available Volunteer Opportunities

Applications for Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council and the Emerging Professional Liaison will be accepted online from Tuesday, January 9, 2018, through Wednesday, January, 23, 2018.

Call for Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council

Participation Requirements

  • Current ENA membership. Join today!
  • As part of the online application and acceptance process, you will be required to accept the terms and conditions of the following:
    • Conflict of Interest
    • Confidentiality Agreement
    • Intellectual Property Waiver
    • Travel Policy
  • Professional experience entries are limited to 500 words
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Professional writing and editing skills
    • Writing and/or editing samples may be required for consideration (Note: Attachments may need to be submitted outside of online application process)
  • Ability to provide expert and time-sensitive feedback on documents from external entities as requested by the Chief Nursing Officer, on behalf of the President
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to use ENA Connect for committee activity (online)
  • Timely response to email and phone calls
  • Ability to participate in meetings via phone, WebEx or in person
    • Some committees require attendance at onsite meetings, requiring travel (expenses paid by ENA)
    • Review and agree to ENA’s travel policy and guidelines if applicable
    • Agree to participate in conference calls via WebEx Conferencing and share documents via ENA Connect
  • In general, committee meetings, WebEx teleconferences and conference calls are scheduled during ENA business days of Monday through Friday

 

Call for Emerging Professional Liaison to the ENA Board of Directors

The ENA Board of Directors approved the new role of Emerging Professional Liaison to start in 2018. The Emerging Professional Liaison will provide a non-voting voice to the ENA Board of Directors, participate in Board meetings, and play a key role at ENA events geared toward emerging professionals. More than 30 percent of ENA members have five or less years experience working in emergency nursing, and the Board created this important new role to help engage, seek insights from, and develop the future leaders of the organization.

Position Responsibilities

  • Serve as a non-voting liaison to the ENA Board of Directors
  • Participate in all Board meetings during the year, including in-person attendance at the fall Board meeting tied to annual conference
  • Participate in wrap-up and transition activities in December to create a smooth path for the incoming liaison
  • Participate in Board projects and work groups as assigned
  • Provide an update/seek commentary on issues facing emerging professionals during the ENA Update with the Board of Directors at the annual conference
  • Serve on the planning team for the emerging professionals event held during annual conference
  • Generate ideas on how to improve the membership experience for emerging professionals
  • Provide insights and the emerging professional perspective to national volunteer groups when requested
  • Draft an end-of-year report on the experience as an Emerging Professional Liaison and support the transition of the role to a new emerging leader
  • Participate in a year-end survey evaluating your experience in this pilot program

 

Participation Requirements

    • Current ENA membership and in good standing
    • As part of the online application and acceptance process, you will be required to accept the terms and conditions of the following:
      • Conflict of Interest
      • Confidentiality Agreement
      • Intellectual Property Waiver
      • Travel Policy
    • Professional experience entries are limited to 500 words
    • Must have five years or less experience in emergency nursing at the time of appointment
    • Cannot be a sitting member of the ENA Board of Directors
    • Timely response to email and phone calls
    • Must be able to commit to attending in-person meetings and various conference calls as needed
    • Must be comfortable with virtual engagement via online meetings, email, and document sharing
    • In general, meetings, WebEx teleconferences and conference calls are scheduled during ENA business days of Monday through Friday

Please note that if you wish to apply for both volunteer opportunities you will only complete one application and select both opportunities, going through the application process once.

Instructions

Before applying for a National Volunteer Opportunity, please review the instructions.

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Applications for the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council and the Emerging Professional Liaison will be accepted online from Tuesday, January 9, 2018, through Wednesday, January, 23, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Committees at Committees@ena.org or 847-460-2627.

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