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Interested in getting more involved with ACPA? View the below opportunities on how to engage with us.

Join a Committee

Joining a committee at ACPA is the most meaningful and impactful way to contribute towards accomplishing the organization’s strategic initiatives. Volunteer committee members are the foundation of ACPA’s success. We encourage you to submit your interest in joining an ACPA committee, selection panel, or task force.

ACPA membership is required to join a committee, with the exception of members from the public representing families and affected individuals. Committee members are appointed by the incoming ACPA President at the end of each calendar year and serve three-year terms, unless stated otherwise. Space is limited on each committee, and we encourage anyone interested to re-apply if space is filled in any current year.

You may submit interest for any of the following:

Complete the Committee Interest Survey for service in 2025.

Become an Advocate

If you are interested in getting involved with ACPA’s advocacy efforts, please take our advocacy survey and complete the contact form linked below.

Become an ACPA Advocate

Education Opportunities

Discussion Forums

ACPA is looking for volunteers to lead discussion forums on ACPA’s Online Community. If you are interested in leading a virtual discussion forum, please fill out the form linked below.

Lead a Discussion Forum

Abstract Submissions

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

All ACPA Members are eligible to participate in SIGs. If you would like to join a SIG, please contact membership@acpacares.org or sign yourself up by logging into the Member Portal.

Volunteer at the Annual Meeting

ACPA offers several volunteer opportunities for attendees during the Annual Meeting. Volunteers have the chance to network with fellow attendees and be recognized as an engaged member, all while providing support to ACPA and its National Office Team. A sign up form to volunteer at ACPA’s Annual Meeting will become available approximately six weeks prior to the Annual Meeting.

The Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal Opportunities

Peer Reviewers

The Journal is in need of volunteers willing to serve as peer reviewers! If you have expertise in craniofacial anomalies and are willing to provide reviews in a timely manner, please click here to complete our form.

Submit a Paper

Click here to view the guidelines on how to submit a paper for the journal.

***Call for Papers: This year, a special issue of CPCJ will be curated to highlight early-career researchers and their innovative contributions to the basic and clinical science surrounding craniofacial care. Click here to learn more. Submissions are due June 1, 2024.

Share Your Story

Whether a parent or professional or affected individual, every story has the potential to impact others, and we’d love to hear yours. Click here to submit your story and photos.

Become a Social Media Ambassador

ACPA’s Social Media Ambassador Program provides an opportunity for you to use your voice to spread awareness, share resources and further the mission of ACPA. Join our community online of more than 25,000+ people.


Donors of ACPA often hold fundraising events to raise awareness and support ACPA’s mission. Whether you’d like to host a race, coordinate a small fundraising event, or ask for donations in place of birthday gifts, ACPA would love to work with you to inspire generosity. Do you have an idea for a fundraiser? Submit a Fundraiser Agreement Form.

Provide Support

Connect with a local support group. Oftentimes families benefit from sharing stories with others who have shared similar experiences. Contact a local cleft and craniofacial team and get involved. They may know of awareness campaigns or local advocacy efforts that would benefit from your volunteer time.

Support ACPA

ACPA supports, educates and encourages families at critical points in their cleft and craniofacial journeys. Your gift supports ACPA as we create a world where individuals with cleft and craniofacial conditions thrive.