Southern California Chapter

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ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION
Pacific Region
800 W. Sixth Street, Suite 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(800) 954-CURE (2873)
www.arthritis.org
VOLUNTEER PROFILE
Volunteer opportunities are available nation-wide. This application is for volunteer opportunities
in Arizona, Nevada, and California.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Name:
Preferred Mailing Address:
Phone:
Fax:
E-mail:
Other:
Reference:
Phone:
SKILLS & OTHER INFORMATION
*Other Language:
Speak
Write
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Briefly describe your volunteer history:
I want to volunteer for the Arthritis Foundation because…
What unique skills will you bring to the Arthritis Foundation?
AVAILABILITY
Daily
basis
times a week
Mon
Tues
Wed
Mornings
Afternoon
Evenings
times a month
Thurs
Fri
on an opportunity
Sat
Sun
Physical Limitations: (i.e. lifting, standing, sitting)
Special Needs: (wheelchair accommodations, etc.)
AREAS OF INTEREST
WALK TO CURE ARTHRITIS OR JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK:
This is the area of the Arthritis Foundation where the most dedicated and highly skilled volunteers are needed.
May is Arthritis Awareness month and to increase visibility for this important issue the Arthritis Foundation holds
several Arthritis Walks throughout the country. Be a Team Captain by forming a team and recruit members for
your team, help on the day of the walk, or come into the office before hand and help with other preparations.
Planning Committee
Secure in-kind donations
Start a Team
Recruit walkers/runners
Day-of volunteer
Other
OTHER EVENTS:
Commitment to a Cure Gala (Los Angeles County)
Taste of the Town (Central Coast and adjacent counties and in Hawaii)
California Coast Classis Bike Tour
Glitz Glam Give (Arizona)
Healing Hands for Arthritis (Nation-wide in most communities)
The Wellness Center (Boyle Heihts)
HELP & SUPPORT:
The Arthritis Foundation provides valued and trusted information and education to help people better manage
their arthritis. The Foundation is the 24/7 source for reliable information through our website, mobile
applications, toll-free hotline, and local offices. This area of volunteering also provides much personal reward.
Training is available. Staff will assist in placing volunteers.
Present community education seminars throughout the community
Staff an Arthritis Foundation information table at a local health fair
Educate participants at one of our signature events (Walk to Cure Arthritis or Jingle Bell Run)
YOUTH PROGRAMS:
The Arthritis Foundation has an unwavering commitment to serving children and families with juvenile arthritis.
To address the unique needs of children and families, the Arthritis Foundation offers community events,
medically supervised camps and welcome kits, a new Kids Get Arthritis Too website, the annual National
Juvenile Arthritis Conference and a consistent focus on Juvenile Arthritis priorities in our advocacy and research
efforts. Background check may be required.
Camp counselor
Family Pal
Join the Young Adult Event planning committee
GRANT-WRITING
Writing grants is a long-term process that requires attention to detail, research, gathering information and other
necessary documents, organizing, ability to write and narrate a story to fulfill a need with the end-goal of gaining
financial support from a foundation.
Develop and organize grant filing system (electronic and hard copies)
Online grant funding research
Gather and develop necessary supporting documents
Write grants
PUBLIC RELATIONS/COMMUNICATIONS:
There are several opportunities to be involved in public relations, such as being available for interviews by radio,
print, TV media. Also, in office opportunity is sometimes available.
Ambassador/Speaker
Office Assistant
Social Media
Graphic Design
OFFICE:
There is always something to do around the office, from mailings, to returning calls, to data entry. Computer and
office skills preferred.
Office Assistant
Data Entry Specialist
Mailings
How did you hear about the Arthritis Foundation Volunteer Program?
Emergency Contact Information:
Name:
Address:
Phone:
E-mail:
References:
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Note: all applicants under the age of 18 must have this application signed by a parent or guardian.
This applicant has my permission to volunteer for the Arthritis Foundation
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Parent/Guardian Signature
For more information, call (800) 954-CURE (2873) or e-mail your Volunteer Application to the Director of
Community Engagement in your area:
 Isela Monterrosas: [email protected] (Arizona, Nevada, San Bernardino County, Riverside
County, San Diego County)
 Mireya Chaffee: [email protected] (Greater Sacramento Valley, Central Coast, Los Angeles
County)
 Vickie Fung: [email protected] (Hawaii)
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