Get Involved with ASCA
Looking for a way to grow your leadership skills and give back to the profession? ASCA has a number of volunteer opportunities to help you do just that.
Join an Affinity Group
ASCA Affinity Groups are small communities of members who share a similar area of interest or identity. Each group is formed based on grassroots interest and needs and offers opportunities for meaningful conversations in safe spaces. ASCA Affinity Groups are self-directed and led by members. Learn more.
Serve on an ASCA Committee
Committees serve an important role in supporting ASCA products and services – from assisting with ethical queries to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. New members are added to most committees every October. Learn more.
Present a Webinar
Have some knowledge to share and an hour to spare? Consider presenting a webinar session. ASCA produces a number of webinars each month on a variety of topics. Check out what we’ve done in the past on ASCA On Air. Contact Jen Walsh.
Create an ASCA U Flash: Have something creative and practical to share with the school counseling community? Create a short video presenting your idea and knowledge in an ASCA U Flash video. For more information, contact Jen Walsh.
Speak at the ASCA Annual Conference
Have a great idea for a breakout session you could present at the ASCA Annual Conference? Session proposals are accepted mid-May–mid-August each year. Learn more about the conference.
Become a RAMP Reviewer
Consider using your knowledge of the ASCA National Model to participate in team-based scoring of RAMP applications during a designated two-day period between November and January. Apply by June 30 each year to be considered. For more details, email Deirdra Hawkes.
Share Your Expertise on the ASCA Member Community
Consider sharing your expertise on the ASCA online Member Community by responding to member questions in areas as wide-ranging as ethics, groups, interviewing, school counselor/principal relationships and more. If you are already on the Member Community, make it part of your daily habits to check what’s new and what questions other school counselors need answered.
Be a Conference Ambassador
Each spring ASCA accepts applications for conference ambassadors/volunteers. This volunteer position requires commitment for the full conference and is highly competitive. For more info email Qisti Gitosuputro.
Write for ASCA School Counselor Magazine
We’re always looking for good authors for the magazine. Share your knowledge in a practical/nuts-and-bolts style article in the magazine. Contact Kathleen Rakestraw with a brief outline of your proposed article.
Write for Professional School Counseling Journal
The journal welcomes original manuscripts on school counseling research, practice and contemporary issues in the field. Articles are welcome from both counselor educators as well as practicing school counselors. Learn more.
Become a Reviewer for Professional School Counseling
Professional School Counseling journal is always looking for qualified editorial review board members. Prospective reviewers should have a solid background in school counseling and must have a solid track record of articles published in a refereed publication. Practicing school counselors with a doctorate degree are also encouraged to apply. To apply, send your CV and letter of interest to Angela Hickman.
Serve on the ASCA Board of Directors
Interested in a position on the ASCA Board of Directors? Learn more about running for the board.