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Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Job and Volunteer OpportunitiesPatient Advocate Foundation (PAF) provides effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses.

By joining Patient Advocate Foundation’s team of compassionate and dedicated leaders, you will touch the lives of many Americans in need. PAF’s leaders come in all forms – volunteer members of the Advocates Network and the Legal Resource Network, professional staff who interact with patients on a day-to-day basis, those dedicated citizens who take their voices and opinions to governmental policy makers, donors who support efforts to assist patients using their everyday spending, and average citizens who take the time to be a personal advocate on behalf of someone they love.

Here are some of the ways you can help!


Join PAF's professional staff team in one of the locations around the country

A Message from our Chief Human Resources Officer

Patient Advocate Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.

Career Opportunities

This link will take you to a comprehensive listing of career opportunities available within our organization.

Benefit Overview

PAF is committed to offering our employees a comprehensive benefit package to bring financial health and prosperity to the people of our organization.

Human Resources can be reached directly at hr@patientadvocate.org, by phone at 757-952-0562, or by fax at 757-952-2427


Join PAF’s complementary organization National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF)’s Patients' Voice Network

The National Patient Advocate Foundation was formed in conjunction with PAF in 1996, and today is our nation’s premier medical and health care related advocacy organization. NPAF staff and volunteers work everyday to ensure patients are receiving the protections and policies they need to facilitate healthcare in the U.S.

You can get involved by joining the Patients' Voice Network – active in all 50 states! Through this volunteer advocate network, you will be informed of current state and federal initiatives that will affect the healthcare of all Americans. By knowing the key points, you will be able to effectively bring your voice to legislators who sit in a position to make a difference. Patients' Voice Network volunteers also spread the word in their communities about the services provided by the Patient Advocate Foundation. Meet new friends, learn new ideas, master new skills, and gain a sense of accomplishment with this volunteer opportunity.

You can sign up by selecting the Join the Advocates Network on the National Patient Advocate Foundation website www.npaf.org.


Become a member of the National Legal Resource Network as a volunteer legal expert

The Patient Advocate Foundation’s National Legal Resource Network is currently comprised of over 140 of our nation’s leading health care attorneys who specialize in resolving healthcare challenges affecting patient’s access to care. Originally founded in 1996 by Sheldon Weinhaus, of Weinhaus & Potashnick in St. Louis, Missouri, this forum has impacted hundreds of patients who are facing complex healthcare hurdles.

Interested attorneys with expertise in healthcare related matters and a desire to contribute their services to better the lives of patients are invited to become a network member by submitting the below application. A list of the common responsibilities for network members is included on the below informational sheet, as well as the process for reviewing applications.

Today, Rich Carter, Esq. of Carter & Coleman based in Alexandria, VA serves as the pro-bono Director of the National Legal Resource Network.

One Page Information Sheet on the NLRN | Application to join the NLRN


Communicate with your legislator and share your views

Don’t just talk about change, participate in the discussion and help make the change! PAF has some tips and suggestions for effective ways when you decide to communicate with your legislator.


Become an advocate to someone you love.

What does it mean to make a difference? Making a difference could mean that your sister has access to care from her OB/GYN, your father receives, and is reimbursed for, a breakthrough therapy, or your neighbor has to travel to only one medical facility to receive his prescribed cancer treatment.

You can help make a difference in healthcare by giving of your time to help solve problems that span across the nation or are right in your backyard. Is hard work necessary to make a difference? Yes, sometimes, but it can also be very rewarding and a lot of fun!

Patient Advocate Foundation has some tips to help you advocate on behalf of someone you care about in our publication "How To Be An Advocate".


Get involved with one of PAF’s fellow nonprofit partners and help patients.

Get Involved with Susan G Komen
You may be a runner. A volunteer. Or an activist. But however you choose to get involved, just know that everything you do makes a difference. After all, without the support of people like you, we know 10 million people could die of breast cancer in the next 25 years. Susan G. Komen for the Cure® strives to raise funds and educate people in the battle against breast cancer through global events and legislative actions each year. Breast cancer is still killing and impacting far too many of our loved ones. So, how will you get involved? Learn More

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors. NCCS believes in evidence-based advocacy for systemic changes at the federal level in how the nation researches, regulates, finances, and delivers quality cancer care. NCCS organizes Cancer Advocacy Now!™, a legislative advocacy network that engages constituents across the country in federal cancer-related issues. Patient education is also a priority for NCCS. We believe that access to credible and accurate patient information, such as NCCS’s award-winning Cancer Survival Toolbox® is key to demanding and receiving quality cancer care. Learn More and Register for their newsletter at www.canceradvocacy.org.