AAD Volunteer Recognition Program

The AAD Volunteer Recognition Program encourages volunteerism and recognizes those who give back to the field of dermatology.

If you have been involved in volunteer efforts in the United States or abroad, the Academy would like to know more about your activities. Please provide us with information regarding your non-compensated volunteer efforts, the nature of the volunteer work, and the number of hours spent volunteering over the past three years. 

Log your hours

Logging your hours supports the Academy's efforts to enhance the image of the specialty by promoting your dedication to helping patients, communities, and the profession.


Wear it with pride!

In recognition of being a member of the Volunteer Recognition program, you will receive a lapel pin to wear at AAD meetings for recognition. 

Levels of recognition

There are three levels of recognition in the Volunteer Recognition program. Levels of recognition are based on hours of service and are calculated annually. Total hours are cumulative. Recognition levels are:

  • Gold: 1000+ hours
  • Silver: 500-999 hours
  • Bronze: 100-499 hours 

Members Making a Difference Award

The Members Making a Difference Award is the highest honor a volunteer can receive in the AAD's Volunteer Recognition program. One award is given quarterly and the winner is profiled in Aspire ​magazine. Award-winners are chosen based on the significance of the work they have done and category of service. For more information, visit the Members Making a Difference Award page.

Should you have questions or need more information, email memberrecognition@aad.org.