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Volunteer needs at JDRF

“You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.” -Winston Churchill

Please call the Greater Western Carolinas JDRF Chapter office at 704-561-0828 if you can fill one of these volunteer positions. Training is provided for each position.

All volunteers must also complete the Volunteer Interest form.

Walk Committee

Chaired by the Walk Chair who is responsible for building a sufficient committee to handle walk logistics (in coordination with JDRF staff). Works in conjunction with Program Development and the Corporate Walk Chair to develop corporate involvement and the overall success of the event.

Gala Committee

Chaired by the Gala Chair who is responsible for building a sufficient committee to handle all aspects of the Gala (in coordination with JDRF staff). Works in conjunction with the Program Development Chair to help meet budget. Also works with the Gala Honoree, if applicable, to ensure budgets are met.

Bag of Hope Mentors

Our Bag of Hope is filled with educational aides and our friend Rufus the Bear (who also has diabetes). This is delivered to newly diagnosed families to help with learning how to live the the balancing act required of tight control. Be a friend, mentor and good listener as you reach out to these families. (Year-round need)

Office Helpers

There are several times throughout the year where volunteers are needed for things around the JDRF office’s, such as copying, folding, stuffing, putting together information packets, and making follow-up calls.  Give us a call and we’ll put you to work! (As needed basis)

Pro Bono Opportunities

During the year, we have a need for advice from CPAs, attorneys, advertising executives and media relations personnel. Offer your area of expertise to help us move forward in our mission. Participate on an as-needed basis, or in an ongoing capacity to lend an ear and hand as opportunities arise. (Year-round need)

Chapter Ambassadors

All throughout the year, children with T1D as well as siblings, parents, grandparents and other family members are invited to speak on behalf or JDRF at various events. Ambassadors put a face with JDRF at functions such as internal kick off events at local companies for the Walk to Cure Diabetes, the Family Team Kickoff event for the walk, the Walk to Cure Diabetes event itself and by volunteering at the annual JDRF Hope Gala. Opportunities also include the JDRF Kids Walk program for schools, Team JDRF, visiting support groups, and various outreach events throughout the year. Please contact the local chapter to get involved. (Year-round need)