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Volunteers are such an important part of touching more lives with our mission. We are so grateful for those who volunteer with us.
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As a volunteer, you can serve in any of the following roles:
✓ Advocate
✓ Mission Ambassador
✓ Community Asthma and COPD Expert (CACE)
✓ Research (focus group participant, survey advisor, study advisor)
✓ Event volunteer
✓ Skills-based volunteer (writer, marketing, administrative, other)
You can make a positive difference in the quality of life and health for adults and children with asthma and allergies by volunteering in any of these roles.

How much time must you commit as a volunteer?

There is no minimum or maximum required for your time for most of these roles. We can help match a volunteer opportunity with the time you have to offer. We will try to give you an idea of the time commitment required for the specific type of volunteer opportunity in which you are interested.

Can you give me more information about available volunteer opportunities?

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AAN Ambassador - Local Events or Online

AAN Ambassadors serve in an important role to share information about AAN programs, services and educational resources. Examples of what AAN Ambassadors can become involved in:

  • Hosting and staffing a booth at a local community event in your area.
  • Sharing information and resources about AAN’s programs, services and educational resources with your social networks

We offer support, as-needed training, connections with other AAN ambassadors, and a digital badge for your badge or social media profile.

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Patient Advocate

Patient advocates serve in an important role to help make changes that will improve policies and laws for people with asthma and allergies. As an advocate, you can do any of the following, and spend as much or little time as you have available. You can do what you wish from your home or you can choose to travel to speak with your legislators or attend events. Every bit helps!

  • Sharing your story in writing or in person. Sharing your lived experience about asthma or allergies is such an important thing you can do to help legislators understand the challenges people deal with and the opportunities they can take to make patient’s lives and health better.
  • Make phone calls, sign online petitions and send emails to your legislators.
  • Attend a local advocacy day at your state capitol when one is organized.
  • Attend our annual advocacy day, Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill (AADCH).

We offer support and training to help make your patient advocacy efforts successful.

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Community Asthma and COPD Expert (CACE)

CACE volunteers serve an important community role for patients and families living with asthma and COPD. As a CACE volunteer, you will need to be a physician, respiratory therapist, nurse, asthma educator, health educator with experience/knowledge of asthma and asthma care. CACE volunteers will also need to be comfortable delivering a PowerPoint presentation and agree to offer at least two or more educational sessions during the 2020-2021 timeframe.
We offer support, as-needed training, connections with other CACE volunteers and recognition for your volunteer community service.

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Fundraisers

You can organize a personal event or online fundraiser to benefit the Allergy & Asthma Network or help support a fundraiser organized by the Network. Time required depends on you, but the impact it could have to advance the Network’s mission is immeasurable. We offer support and a fundraising kit to make your fundraiser successful.
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Research Study Advisor

Advisors to research studies serve in different capacities, depending on the opportunity. We will provide the learning opportunities and give you all the information you need to participate in an advisory capacity. The time requirement depends on the opportunity. Some opportunities require travel, but most can be done from your home. We offer support and training to make your experience successful and rewarding.
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Skills-Based Volunteers

You can offer your personal skill set to support the work of the Allergy & Asthma Network. Examples include photography, writing, videography, administrative support. If you have a skill you’d like to share, we’d like to hear from you!