National AMBUCS™, Inc. is a non-profit service organization consisting of a diverse group of men and women who are dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities.
Members fulfill our organization’s mission by:
- Performing various forms of community service
- Providing AmTryke® therapeutic tricycles to individuals unable to operate a traditional bike
- Awarding scholarships to therapists
Currently, there more than 5,500 AMBUCS™ members spread throughout more than 130 chapters in over 30 states – and we’re growing!
AMBUCS members enjoy the following benefits:
Social: Chapters provide fun, innovative service opportunities for people who want to improve their community. By working together, AMBUCS volunteers make their spare time go a long, long way.
Service: When someone joins AMBUCS they join a group of individuals who are ready to make a difference. AMBUCS local and national service programs generate intense satisfaction and pride.
Professional: As members work together, they contribute to chapter activities and goals while learning new skills that can pay lasting dividends in their professional lives. They also have the opportunity to make valuable contacts and develop essential leadership skills.
So that members in every geographical area are represented nationally, AMBUCS chapters gather for regional conferences and meetings. Through their delegates, these chapters elect a member to represent them on the National Board of Directors. He or she then becomes their regional director.
National Conference and Election of National Officers.
Once each year, the delegates and members of all chapters join together in one city for a national conference. At this conference the national president and national president-elect are elected. These members along with region directors and the immediate past national president constitute the AMBUCS National Board of Directors.
National Programs and Committees.
At the beginning of the term of office, the National President appoints national committees, chaired by region directors and others, to study the problems and needs of the association and to propose programs that will strengthen chapters. These committees report to the National Board their recommendations. Once the board approves the programs, they are handed to the Executive Director. Her or she is then responsible for the distribution of information and promotion of the programs.
Note: Copies of our annual audit report and/or annual Form 990 tax return may be obtained for a $10 copying and mailing fee. Please send requests, along with payment, to AMBUCS™ Resource Center: PO Box 5127, High Point, NC 27262.