Volunteer with PAF
Volunteers are current and former patients, caregivers, health care professionals, lawyers and people who care about the quality of health care in our country.
Volunteer to help fundraise for PAF
PAF's development team is frequently seeking community-minded volunteers who have a desire to help ensure that our fundraising events are successful. This may include helping serve on a planning committee for an event, volunteering during the Promise of Hope event, helping to solicit donations for our silent auction, or coordinating a new event that would engage our community while raising money to help support patients. If you are interested in participating or brainstorming about what could be possible, contact us using this form and let us know what you have in mind.
Volunteer for National Patient Advocate Foundation
Join PAF’s sister organization National Patient Advocate Foundation and become a part of their advocacy network. Volunteers are current and former patients, caregivers, health care professionals and people who care about the quality of health care in our country.
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. NPAF's 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 customize your volunteer experience to match your interests, skills and schedule. Some volunteers serve a few minutes a week and others who give many hours a month.
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.
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!