Volunteer and Get Involved

APA members who volunteer within their community, on committees, and task forces play an important part in advancing the understanding and value of the planning profession. Planning is successful when it is inclusive and reflects the comprehensive values of the entire community.

APA Ambassadors

The APA Ambassador Program is a volunteer activity led by members of the American Planning Association with the goal of increasing awareness and understanding of the power and value that the planning profession brings to communities. Particular emphasis is placed on reaching audiences of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

APA Leadership

APA is fortunate to have many volunteers who give time, energy, and effort to our association. Are you interested in contributing your talents? Check out the opportunities to serve on an APA committee or task force and submit your volunteer application today.

For example, APA's Legislative and Policy Committee drafts policy guides that are discussed, revised, and adopted by chapter volunteers at the annual Delegate Assembly. The committee also recommends legislative priorities to guide APA's advocacy efforts in each new Congress.

Before filling out the volunteer form, please review the descriptions of each committee and task force.

APA leaders at the 2019 National Planning Conference in San Francisco

APA leaders at the 2019 National Planning Conference in San Francisco.