What can I do for myself, others and IDF? Volunteer!

The Immune Deficiency Foundation has a nationwide network of dedicated volunteers committed to increasing awareness of primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI) in local communities. Many serve as peer support volunteers to offer encouragement and understanding to others as they live with PI. Others provide information on local resources, host educational meetings, advocate for public policy, and often organize fundraising events throughout the country.

There are many opportunities to use your time and talents to make a difference. IDF knows your time is valuable and offers flexible options for even the busiest people. Check out the possibilities:

  • Advocacy Volunteers are trained as effective advocates to engage in federal and state legislative issues. They are part of a grassroots action group network of volunteers to represent as many states and congressional districts as possible. Volunteers participate in IDF Action Alert, distribute media alerts and stories locally to media and recruit other volunteers to become involved.
  • Awareness Volunteers create understanding about PI and IDF by regularly distributing materials to medical facilities, home healthcare companies, schools and other locations in local communities.
  • Fundraising Volunteers are those who either plan and execute a local fundraising event, or who help us with our signature fundraising initiative: IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency (www.WalkforPI.org). The efforts of our fundraising volunteers are critical, as the funds that they raise directly support IDF and its mission.
  • Peer Support Volunteers must be either patients or immediate family members of a patient with PI. These volunteers are trained to provide peer support to patients and family members.
  • Plasma Center Visitors must be either patients receiving immunoglobulin (Ig) therapy or immediate family members of a patient with PI receiving Ig therapy. These volunteers visit plasma centers at the request of IDF Plasma Partners. The visit includes the opportunity to tour the center and thank the staff and donors for their lifesaving commitment.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, submit our contact form (below). An IDF staff member will contact you to discuss all the opportunities available in your area that best match your interests and meet the needs of our mission.

Thank you!

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