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The Value of Volunteering

Volunteers created ACORD in 1970 and volunteers continue to be vital to its success. As an ACORD volunteer, you help make the standards better. ACORD volunteers drive change in the industry.

ACORD volunteers serve on working groups and committees, share their expertise at roundtables and events, and contribute as newsletter guest columnists or webinar hosts. The list of possibilities continues to grow.

The time you spend as an ACORD volunteer brings you personal recognition and networking opportunities while you gain skills and insights that benefit your organization. ​

"Absolutely do it. There's nothing but positives that can come from it."
– Nancy Banks, Safeco Insurance


Here's how to get started:

  1. Look over the Volunteer Opportunities: At a Glance for a snapshot of how you can participate.
  2. Read the ACORD Volunteer Handbook for more in-depth information
  3. Contact and we'll get in touch to get you started
  4. If you are interested in participating in a Standards or Framework working group:
ACORD Volunteer Handbook
"I encourage people to participate with ACORD. You are contributing to the advancement of the industry.
It's very rewarding when you realize you're not alone and there are resources to tap into."
– Susan LaBarre, Liberty Mutual

ACORD Volunteer Award Winners

2011 Volunteer Award Winners
ACORD Volunteer Award Winners
"Our company volunteered to introduce new members to other peers in the community. I believe it helped them to network and gain better insight into ACORD."
– Suzanne Brazeal, Ebix Consulting

How Volunteering helps YOU and YOUR COMPANY

ACORD membership is valuable–but it becomes exponentially more valuable when insurance professionals like you help to lead our community.  Here's why you should get involved–or get more involved– as an ACORD volunteer:

  • Work alongside experts and learn from them
  • Identify new ways to use standards at your company
  • Help your company meet strategic goals faster and more efficiently
  • Gain earlier insights into new ideas and directions
  • Gain a sense of pride and accomplishment
  • Change your future as you change the industry's future
"Working with the community of ACORD volunteers provides opportunities to suggest and develop new transactions and tools that we can implement to benefit our clients. Also, ACORD volunteers and staff are great people who are fun to work with."
– Carol Ambrose, Applied Systems Inc.

Why do so many ACORD member organizations encourage their employees to volunteer?

Because it's a win-win-win:

  • For the employee
  • For the organization
  • For the industry
​"The more you give, the more you get back. Volunteering has been well worth every minute spent."
– Lisa Leach Goth, Charles P. Leach Agency