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. If you are interested in being considered for a particular committee role, complete this form.
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.
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
If you currently work at a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) school or have in the past, consider becoming a RAMP application reviewer. Must be available to review four–five RAMP applications in the October–March timeframe. For more info email Dierdra Hawkes.
Share Your Expertise on the ASCA Scene
Consider sharing your expertise on the ASCA Scene 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 Scene, 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 Kelly Frey.
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.