Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!
We are putting out a call for your help! We need dedicated volunteers to rally support, educate the public, find new sources of funds, and comfort those living with the challenges of lupus. We need your help to expand our events, programs, and community services of all kinds. We hope you will consider joining the LFA's fight against lupus and help us grow our army of volunteers and supporters.
Please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Once your application is received, you will be contacted by our volunteer coordinator or a staff member.
We need dedicated people to help with LFA projects and events. Volunteers under the age of 14 must have a parent present. You can select which volunteer opportunities most interest you in one of the drop-down menus on the application to the left..
- Lupus Ambassador/Advocate: We receive many requests, mostly during the spring and summer months from local churches, community groups and hospitals, etc. to distribute information about lupus. We also meet with state and federal legislators to ensure that funding is provided for research and educational programs for lupus. Trained Ambassadors attend these events and/or meetings as a representative of the LFA, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter. Formal training is required to become a Lupus Ambassador.
- Support Group Facilitators: Must be at least 21 years of age. A separate application and training are required. Most support groups meet once a month. Most groups do not meet in Jan-Feb or July-August.
- Self-Help Course Leader: Must be at least 21 years of age. A separate application and a formal training program are required to facilitate this 5-week program.
- Educational Programs: Share your expertise as a health care professional (e.g. physician, nurse, PT/OT, social worker) or lawyer to provide information to assist those living with lupus. Please attach your resume for our files.
- Community Outreach: Volunteers distribute lupus information, educational displays and event promotional materials in your local communities.
- Office Support: Answer telephones; prepare mailings and possibly some data entry (Jenkintown, PA office).
- Publicity/Public Relations: Be willing to tell your story about living with lupus. Contact local community newspapers to request coverage of chapter fundraising events and educational programs.
- Outreach to High-Risk Groups: One of our concerns is increasing awareness among those at greatest risk for lupus (people in the African-American, Asian, and Hispanic communities, and especially women). the volunteers should be willing to contact church and community groups, distribute literature, and arrange for our speakers to address their meetings.
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Lupus Foundation of America.
It is understood and agreed upon that any misrepresentation by me in this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of volunteer duties. I give the Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter the right to investigate all references and to secure additional information about me, if related to volunteering. I hereby release from liability the Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter and its representatives for seeking such information and all other persons, corporations or organizations for furnishing such information.