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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


How to Get Started

If you are interested ​in participating in a Working Group or Implementation Community, make sure you’re registered on, then email and ask to be added to the list for the group(s) of your choice.

For information on other volunteer opportunities, please email We look forward to hearing from you!​ ​​​​


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