NAPA is a completely volunteer-run association. As such we are always looking for dedicated individuals interested in joining the community by helping to keep the association strong and vibrant. In return for your contributions to NAPA, and giving back to the practitioner community, you will become part of a network of leaders and enhance your knowledge of current anthropological practice.
The time commitment needed for volunteer positions varies. Some activities are ongoing year-round, while others are mostly focused on the annual meetings or other specific activities. Whatever time and skills you might have available, we can find an appropriate place for you.
Starting in 2016, NAPA created a Volunteer of the Year Award to acknowledge the efforts of the many volunteers who work behind the scenes to make NAPA dynamic and viable. The Volunteer of the Year award is presented as part of the AAA annual meetings, during the NAPA Business Meeting, and the recipients are profiled in the NAPA Notes newsletter.
NAPA Volunteer Of The Year Awards
NAPA is wholly reliant on volunteer efforts to run the organization (with some AAA support). Volunteers typically serve on one of NAPA’s many committees; their unheralded efforts often go unseen by the membership as a whole. The Volunteer of the Year award is presented as part of the AAA annual meetings, during the NAPA Business Meeting.